Thunderstorm is here

Yesterday my 9 skeins of Madelinetosh Chunky in Thunderstorm arrived and with a surprise yarn lotto ticket.

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I scratched immediately and…

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Yeah, I got a Malabrigo skein! (Tove and I both agreed the yarn lotto idea is a brilliant one).

Today I started my Silver Belle, naturally with the boring stuff first. After swatching and measuring I decided to go for the smaller size because even though I decreased the needle size to 4 mm my swatch was still slightly bigger than the pattern gauge.

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I’ve now made some progress. Cast on and knit two rows. The yarn is lovely!

I’ve also had a chance to check out Eat.Sleep.Knit a bit more and they have some lovely yarn brands in stock. The site is easily navigated and the pictures are wonderful. I think I might have found a new favorite yarn shop! AND customs didn’t stop my package this time (woho)!

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