Saturday, December 22, 2012
Knitting has not been going well. The white line is how far I have to rip back on the front of the pullover version of Leaving, cue the violins. I forgot the increases after the waistline and there is no way to fudge things. Lacework has boondoggled me once again. Isn't the color lovely though? That's Miss Babs Northumbria DK in Vlads Red.
My wrist has been bothering me and I have been taking things slowly so this is an especially big blow. I sprained my left wrist, my non-dominant hand, awhile ago and then I think the knitting aggravated things and may be giving me tendonitis. I have been very aware of it and have been taking things easy, it does feel better but my knitting output has slowed to glacial pace. There is a great article about wrist health for knitters in Twist Collective by the Problem Ladies, Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, here. Interestingly, when I took a break to knit those little ornaments using my usual size 2 dpns and fingering weight yarn, my wrist instantly felt better, I must be built to do colorwork and knit small things.
Happy Holidays! I hope the New Year brings you all health, happiness, and peace.