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Medicinal knitting – and shopping

I’ve been making good progress on the Berocca sock, but got to the point the other night where I needed to add in dark blue contrast yarn for the heel. Night not being the best time to start knitting with dark yarn (especially with one slightly blurry eye!), I picked up another set of needles and started knitting the Dream in Color Gaia yarn into a pair of lacy Veronik socks. So, even though I finished two pairs of socks just recently, I now have two more on the go!

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I’m really enjoying knitting both projects. I’m very happy with how the Berocca ‘fair-isle’ is coming out, I love the subtle shades in the Dream in Colour – it’s working very well in the lacy pattern.

You’d think, that with the recent generous gift from my friends, and my own purchases, I’d have enough yarn. And I do. I’m still enjoying fondling and dreaming what I’m going to do with it all. But at the weekend, I made the mistake of clicking on the Yarnomat website. And I managed to convince myself that with surgery to come, and time in hospitals and hotels, that a couple of skeins of Cherry Tree Hill sock yarn counted as medicine. Or therapy. Or both. Before I could argue a dissenting case, two skeins had leapt into my shopping cart, wrangled my credit card from my purse, and committed themselves to coming to my place.

(At least I currently have the excuse that I’m not right in the head, right??)

Anyways, DH brought them home from the PO box last night. This is the first time I’ve ever seen Cherry Tree Hill yarns in real life. They’re beautiful. Now I’ve got even more yarn to fondle. I may even get some of it knitted up, sometime in the next few months!

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Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck – colourway Jewels

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Cherry Tree Hill Supersock merino – colourway Blueberry Hill

4 Responses to Medicinal knitting – and shopping

  • Joanna says:

    This is really interesting, seeing what the yarn looks like in a knitted project. If you ever need me to head back to Edith’s place with a shopping list, just let me know.

  • Bron says:

    These two are knitting up beautifully, Joanna. I’ve got some ideas for knitting some of the other skeins, but I’ll try to refrain from having too many projects on the go at once!

    Maybe you should take up Edith’s offer of knitting lessons 🙂

  • knitterary says:

    Hey, Bron, I think we have a convert! Sounds like Joanna will be making the trek back to Edith’s any day now. 🙂

    Wait’ll you knit that CTH. It’s one of my favorites. It’s sturdier than you might guess, too.

  • Joanna says:

    Well, I do crochet a bit. And in 8th grade my Mom taught me to knit and I knitted a scarf as a math project. My math teacher was verra impressed cuz he’d never seen a math project in scarf form before. I got an A.