It is Stitch from Stash check-in time again!
Yep, I didn’t buy anything cross stitch-related at all. Not even a magazine. (Given that the two bookstores closest to me have closed within the past month, that isn’t much of a surprise.)
I did splurge and buy myself some yarn for Sock Madness, though. Without shipping, it came to CAN$28.80. That is a bit dear, but it is lovely hand-dyed yarn, and exactly what I was looking for. That brings my total for all craft purchased to around $60. I have to admit, I’m sort of impressed with myself. I wonder if I can keep this up all year.
And speaking of Sock Madness, I had to drop out earlier this week. The pain that I had in my arm and hand has returned, making it too painful to knit socks. It seems that I can knit with larger needles with little to no issues, but if I knit with smaller needles and a tight gauge, I’m in for problems. I didn’t have much pain when I knit Brucie, but casting on a second pair of socks so soon afterwards was clearly a bad idea. I’ll let my hand recover, and then I will finish up the pair of socks I’m currently working on, Diamond Shreddies. I’ve got one done so far, and the second one is partly down the leg. Check out the cable, it is beautiful!