Q: When is a lucky dip not a "lucky" dip...

A: When you end up with eight balls of bright pink acrylic yarn!
You might think I'd know better, but sometimes the lure of an online bargain is too much and so earlier in the year I found myself throwing a large bag of this (unseen) "lucky" dip yarn into the bottom of my cupboard.  Please tell me I'm not the only one to have done this!

Whilst in the midst of the Christmas Eve blackout I was looking for something that could be seen easily by candle-light,  and it didn't look quite so bright when I cast on. It's going to be something for Little Miss. She doesn't seem to mind the colour ...... and I'm knitting it double to use it up quickly. 

I have a painful bruised thumb at the moment (it started when we were at the beach and I'm not sure what I did to it), so there's not much knitting happening actually, and I have barely been able to use my new spinning wheel either, but I'm hoping to be back to 'normal' next week. Have a great weekend. 


  1. that is VERY bright! Hope your thumb feels better soon

  2. That color's perfect for a little girl. Hope your thumb heals quickly.

  3. This happens to the best of us ... sometimes we need pops of color in our knitting! Enjoy it and take good care of that thumb!

  4. Sorry about the thumb--take care! And the yarn? Wow!

  5. I actually really like this pink. I would pair it with light or dark grey (or both). Hope your daughter likes it too and hope your thumb is better soon.

  6. Makes my eyes hurt, can't imagine it in real life! I had some orange like this once and made a pair of gloves for half-blind Grandma :)


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