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Project 365 - March 25


March 25 - I worked for a gemstone merchant in Hatton Garden (London's jewellery district) during a college holiday in the Sixties. One of my jobs was to help unpack crates that arrived from all over the world, clean the specimens and sort them into trays. The worst crates to empty were the ones full of amethysts from Brazil - the spiders were enormous!


When I get to the end of a long work project, I usually reward myself with one or two nice goodies. This is reward #1, a jacket kit from Hanne Falkenberg. And yes, I realise it's outside the limits of my yarn diet...


Lovely colours and design; the yarn feels good, too. I don't know how I'll get along with knitting miles and miles of mindless garter stitch though.


Rewards #2 and #3 - Sharon Miller's Heirloom Knitting from here and Interweave's Lace Style from here. Heirloom Knitting is wonderful; to be honest, I'm less than impressed with the other book. There are three designs I really like but I think the rest are, er, fairly hideous. Other nice stuff that arrived lately includes:


This month's Sock Club yarn from The Woolly Workshop - CTH Supersock Solids in a tooth-tingling lime green. I'm planning to pair it with the same yarn in bright purple and make lime socks with purple heels and toes and purple socks with lime ditto.


March's Sock Club yarn from Fyberspates - beautifully soft blue faced Leicester. Not my usual sort of thing, but the colour scheme's beginning to grow on me.