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A gift that led to a plan

The other Monday Catherine came to knit night and offered me this ball of yarn.

29 grams of "mind the gap" colourway  self striping yarn. Part of me was thinking "what would I do with 29 grams of self striping yarn?" Most of me was shouting "Mind the Gap, all my friends have knit with that. gimme, gimme".  While I was pondering what to do with it, twistedstitching on Ravelry posted this sock:
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And I knew what i had to do. I found some left over SocksYeah in grey - I would have preferred white but I'm stubbornly using stash. 



I've  put them in a ziplock bag. Because I'm still working on  Strathendrick, and I can't bear to put it down. I guess being a monogamous knitting doesn't stop a girl from dreaming. 

Or, as my father once very lyrically described marriage "just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look in the cake shop window". It sounded less creepy when he said that in the early '90s when I hadn't questioned either the male gaze or the patriarchy. 

 

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