Another chunk of time spent sitting in the hospital today, none of it wasted though. The latest pair of boot socks finished, toes Kitchener stitched and ends woven in.
My poor W had a mixed bag of news today, the schegren syndrome has started to affect his hands. The ray of hope is that there is some radical treatment that can be tried. My fingers will be crossed, I can think of very little more devastating than losing the use of my hands.
I told you all that my Christmas Eve cast on was nearly finished, well it was. I had a few rows left on the sleeves and then the front and neck bands to do and I ran out of yarn. My own fault, I knitted the body and the sleeves longer and never once did it occur to me that I may run out, I had an extra 100 grams after all. Yardage!!! I did not check it DUH, Rookie error.Guess I wont be making that mistake again in a hurry.
I bought a full pack of this on a promotion from Debs wool shop months ago, maybe a year or more.
Gutted, I bit the bullet and launched a search on the net. WOO HOOI not only found the yarn in the right colour BUT it was the same dye lot !!!!! How lucky was that.
I was prepared to cut the waist ribbing off and use that yarn to finish the sleeves. Then I would have used a complimentary colour for all the ribbing. All that time saved. Cue happy dance.
I got my yarn from The Knitting Network, a company that I had never come across.
They have a good array of yarns and patterns, in particular some vintage classics that I will be paying close attention to.
I will get cracking on finishing up my cardigan as I have the yarn ready to knit 2 Andi Satterlund patterns.
It is time to 'fess up here, while I was madly looking to see if a stray ball of my yarn had hidden itself in the rest of the yarn stash, I found 3, Yes 3, sweater quantities of Aran weight yarn. I had forgotten all about it but once discovered I remembered ordering it a looong while ago. Needless to say that will be featuring on my Make 9 list of yarny things.
I have been watching Tina from the Simply Stitching Podcast showing her 333 wardrobe plan. I had to go and check my wardrobe out and realised that I don't use 33 items of clothing in 3 months. Then I thought aha, what about hats and scarves. I have a box of hats and scarves on the shelf in the hall and grab them at random every time I leave the house.
Tomorrow I will be removing all but 2 of each and washing the rest. Then I will have a recount.
On that note I am leaving you as it is almost time to walk the dogs.