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Cleaning out the queue

After I finished the Travelling with Miss Babs shawl, I couldn't work out what to knit next. I have 20 things in my queue, half of which are socks, and three of which I don't actually have the yarn for yet. I have a few jumpers I really want to make, but nothing was jumping out for me to knit next. And then I decided to go through my queue and knit or delete anything that was over a year old. After all, if something has been sitting at the bottom of the queue for a year, without ever moving up, that suggests it might never get to the top.

So the oldest item in my queue was the Blackrose socks. I queued them in February 2012, after I finished spinning the yarn. As noted then, the smallest size calls for 220 meters of yarn, and I've got 214, from 91 grammes. The entire time I was knitting the dark purple was coming off on my hands, so it looked like I was really dirty. Oddly, when I soacked them for blocking, there was no dye runoff at all.
The first sock took 45 grammes, and came out a little short for me, so I'll be giving them to my mother, who has even shorter feet than I do. There was a little teeny balls of yarn left after I finished the second sock, so it wasn't as heart-stoppingly close as I feared it might be.


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Look what I found!!

I was putting away the yarn from my mothers ASJ, which I have finished - it's having a bath right now, and I found this blue yarn:

Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

There is only 13 grams, so I don't know if it will be enough to finish both sleeves, and the  iCord front, but if it is I won't have to wait another month to declare this project done!