Good news and bad news

The good news is that I managed to join Kate Davies Seven Skeins club.  This means that I have just received seven skeins (one in every colour) of her new yarn, Buachaille.

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The membership comes with the seven skeins, seven knitting patterns (to be delivered over seven consecutive weeks), a tote bag and a book produced by Kate.  I have her other books and love them to pieces, so this seemed like a good deal.  There was a mad dash online to buy a membership; I waited until the frenzy died down and then managed to snare one without any troubles.

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Isn’t the yarn pretty?  So very “squooshy”, too.

The bad news is that I am having pain issues with my wrist and thumb in my left hand, which is likely to be a flare up of my DeQuervaine’s tenosynovitis, which was supposedly “fixed” by surgery twenty years ago.  I have not been able to knit anything for two weeks now.  Let’s look at pretty yarn in an effort to cheer me up; this is the colour called “squall”:

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This bad news is especially bad because I had just agreed to do a test knit for Jutta von Hinterm Stein.  I am hoping that I will be able to get back to knitting this week, but if not, I will have to pull out of the test knit.  This is so sad that I think we need more photos of pretty yarn, don’t you?

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It’s very sad to go two weeks without knitting.  I’m off to drown my sorrows with a glass of wine and, perhaps, some yarn fondling….