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Breaking the fast

After not buying yarn for nine months I went to the Handknitters fair and really, really bought yarn! As planned, I visited Little Dipper Yarns and bought some sock yarn for Leon. I know that Ursula dyes amazing "boy colours", so I thought I was being conservative "only" buying five skiens for him. A lovely aqua for me also snuck into my purchases.

I also found Dyed by Hand yarns. Julie, who was running the stall is such a nice person. She is my second favorite dyer and I initially bought one skein of lovely blue/green from her. The, I noticed a khaki / green / yellow skein,  which she says knits up a bit like cammo. Since I am obsessed with camouflage prints right now, that came home with me too. 

I also ordered 300 grams of sock weight yarn to pick up in Bendigo for the Apres Surf Hoodie
, which I have been planning to make for what feels like an age.

So, I bought eight skeins of yarn, totaling 3074 meters of yarn. My entire stash is now at 26352 meters - I'd really like to see it back below 24 kilometers prior to Bendigo, where I plan to shop lightly, although we all know how those plans can go.


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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!