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.


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.


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”:


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?


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….