Not my fault...
So, there has been knitting (since I couldn't get on Ravelry or Facebook, or any of the other procrastinators I regularly use) and I am now on sock #15 of 16 of the MSP*! Yay! Go me!
To make up for lost time, I also had to do a spot of online purchasing, namely undyed sock yarn and nice shiny new needles from Knit 'n' Caboodle. I was very impressed with their service - I ordered at about 11.00pm on Wednesday night and received the parcel on Friday morning, beautifully wrapped in purple tissue, with a free cable needle and a couple of sewing-up needles included. Excellent.
On Saturday, I went to Lewes Town Hall for the bi-annual show/exhibition of the Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. There was, as expected, much delicious booty to be had. My purchases included some Blue-faced Leicester fleece (I've wanted some for ages and thought I ought to have some as I am originally from Leicester), some BFL/Nylon undyed laceweight yarn (1200 metres for £5.80), both from DT Crafts; a copy (finally) of Barbara G Walker's "Treasury of Knitting Patterns" and some rather lovely dyed merino/silk rovings from P & M Woolcraft; and lastly some very very fine cashmere singles yarn in a deep red which I intend to ply into approx DK weight - if I can extract the wheel from its thick pall of dust, that is.
This morning, I have transformed the undyed yarn into a riot of colour - well, I've splashed the dyes around and some of it landed on the yarn - so the bathroom now has big drippy skeins hanging from the shower screen, a lovely blue laceweight, a "sunset" colour and "autumn" colour for the sock yarn. Photos eventually, when it's all dry.
There is an upside to the computer misbehaving - I seem to have been quite a bit more productive than usual. There's a lesson to be learned there, somewhere...
*MSP = mammoth sock project (still!)