The absolute highpoint of the year (Finnish Handicrafts Fair here in Tampere) came and went and this time I was extremely ill and unwell - exciting to say the least (last year it was crutches, so can't wait for the next year.) Anyways, this is what I managed to haul, in the end:
- a skein of Veto, in pink
- a skein of Hopeasäie Aada, in colour Neulanen
- a skein of Hedgehog Fibres Sock Yarn, in colour Villain
- 4 balls of Andes, in grey
- a skein of The Uncommon Thread Merino DK, in colour Nimbostratus (already cast on)
The Sock Yarn and the Merino DK *drool*. Jesus, how long can one just squish and pet a skein of yarn? The Merino is going to be Välimäki's Contemporary and the Sock yarn probably Hermione's Socks, the Veto is for my sister's socks and Aada and Andes are for West's Esjan.
... But this beauty was the cherry on my ibuprofen fuelled, shitty-life-situation-induced freak-out. I mean, look at it, it's a gauge and brass knuckles rolled into one beautiful package and it sports a text "Knit or Die". I heart it.