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Work in progress Wednesday - Strathendrick

I wanted to knit Kate Davie's Strathendrick since the moment I saw it, in January this year. I bought the yarn in March at Edinburgh Yarn Fest , swatched in May and last Thursday I was finally ready to cast on. I was a tiny bit scared, because it's the size of Boxy, and starts with a provisional cast on of 400+ stitches (join being careful not to twist...). Now that I've been knitting it for (nearly) a week, I know two things:

1) The knitting is rhythmic, soothing and once set up simple enough to knit in public 



2) This is addictive. It's no secret that I think about knitting ALL THE TIME, but this is even more extreme than usual. I just want to knit one more stitch, all the time. i would say one more row, but at 400+ colourwork stitches a round takes a while. But it's so addictive. 

I am loving the way the yarn (Tukuwool fingering from finland) and the pattern go together.

This is one repeat done. I'm really looking forward to the next repeat, because the patterning at the top of the repeat repeats to make a whole other pattern. One I didn't see in my swatch because I only swatched the one repeat.  

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