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It's pretty but it hurts‏

I started Hazlehurst immediately after I finished Cloud - actually before I had finished the finishing on Cloud. But now I have stopped. For two reasons:

1) I knit for three days, and I didn't knit for excessive time on any of those days (for your information, excessive for me is more than about four hours in a day) On each of the mornings, I woke up with sore and aching hands. This might be because I'm using circulars with short tips, or it might be the way I hold my hands when doing colourwork.

2) It's really, really boring. Most of the colour work I've done has been just a few rows, or a more exciting pattern. This is, essentially, the same three rows over and over again. But, because they are colour work there is not rhythm or flow, like I get with stocking stitch, or lace.

I was knitting this, on average three inches a day (no idea why I'm measuring in inches here). Because I'm short, to make it the same length on me at Kate Davies' is on her, I would have to knit it to 72 inches. Which means if I knit this, and only this for a month I might have it nearly done. Given I didn't find the knitting pleasantly challenging, or comfortably soothing, but somewhere awkwardly in between, I'm putting this in hibernation, until I can decide what to do with it.


  1. Sharon, this is my favourite bit 'I didn't knit for excessive time on any of those days (for your information, excessive for me is more than about four hours in a day)'....I miss you!

  2. I know right?! I'm lucky if I knit 4 hours a week atm…

  3. It does sound boring... but so pretty! Would you make it shorter??? I thought it looked a bit long myself...


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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!

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