First the bad news. I have decided to withdraw from the Knitting Olympics. I don’t know if it’s the sheer volume of knitting or the fact that I’m doing Fair Isle SERIOUSLY for the first time in my life or if it’s just that I’m not really used to holding yarn in both hands, but my hands and shoulders are SORE. I know that some of this is stress, but I do a lot of PC work and have had RSI issues in the past so I’d rather play it safe and retire hurt now rather than waiting for the doctor to tell me to stop. I will indeed finish the jacket. It is looking WONDERFUL and everybody who sees it loves it. I’m well into my second repeat of the pattern but not even half way to the Olympic finish line. I feel like such a failure.
Now the good news. I went shopping for sock yarn online here and it arrived yesterday. I had actually forgotten just how much I had ordered and was surprised by the size of the parcel. I got a lot of bulk boxes and told them to surprise me with the colours. There were 40 balls and 7 skeins in total.
Here’s EVERYTHING laid out on my bed.
Here’s the Opal yarn.
Here’s the Trekking.
Here’s the Regia.
Here’s the On Line and Sokka.
AND – here’s the Opal hand dyed stuff. Now I just need more needles so I can knit lots of socks at the same time.
I also decided to get out and meet people so I went to a Honey Fashion Accessories launch and signed up to sell the stuff. I don’t really need the cash but their stuff is GORGEOUS and it’s a way to get out of the house every now and again and meet people I don’t work with every day.