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First of all, Cookie A’s Sock Innovation was finally delivered by Amazon. Proof?

Ready to begin
Ready to begin

Photographic evidence. It exists. Mine, all mine

The yarn is from The Yarn Yard, and is Caber. It is the one that I want to use first but it is considerably lighter (at 450m per 100g) than any of the patterns call for and I shall have to do some tweaking and mathematics before I begin.

There will be a full review of the book later but my initial disappointment does need to be noted:  these patterns are almost all for heavier yarns than I care to use for socks.

I shall assuage my disappointment by playing with my new spinning toys…

Drum carder, 72 point
Drum carder, 72 point

We have a lovely new drum carder.

Two gear ratios - like the way the gears are exposed.
Two gear ratios - like the way the gears are exposed.

I had hoped to try it out this morning but first of all my FiL’s crossword, then secondly the dog’s poorly tummy got in the way of that ambition. Later today, maybe, if I am not glueing CDs into books.

We also have a drop spindle, Turkish.

Kate and Spindle
Kate and Spindle

And a lovely new Lazy Kate.

Whatever shall I play with first?

It has to be the carder, surely. I have some ready carded Shetland in a range of shades – not very much of any one. I want to try and blend it so that I can turn it all into a single yarn.

More shopping on the way – I lashed out on some sock blockers this morning.  I’ll be needing them for the Francie socks.

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post by mail. who is this user Beth Loft 86390, France

October 29, 2020 at 12:12PM

It’s mass migration time! #livereportingfromtheroad #france #autumn2020 #thelockdowndash