I spent two days drooling over yarns at The Knittery’s website and trying to resist temptation. This morning I succumbed, and ordered 3 skeins of the handpainted merino/cashmere 4ply sock yarn, a skein of 2ply silk and merino, and enough possum/merino aran weight in the natural colour for a jumper – it was on special, and a great deal. I’ve never used any hand-dyed sock yarn, so I’m looking froward to trying it out – I’ve ordered the dark reds, midnight, and water lilies shades.

Given this is holiday time, and many businesses are closed between Christmas and New Year, I was expecting it might take a while to arrive, but when I got home from town this afternoon there was an email saying it had been shipped today. Woo-hooo! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that it might arrive on Monday, although it will more likely be Wednesday.

My current wips are progressing well. On the lacy socks, I’ve just turned the heel on the first one. On the Fisherman’s Gansey, I have about 32 rows to go before the sleeves are finished – and then I’ll work out if I have enough yarn left over for the front as written, or whether I’ll have to shorten the back and front… or write to Bendigo with a sample of the yarn and ordering some more in the closest available dye lot.

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