I love to knit. And sometimes I overdo it a bit. I get in my knitting groove and spend most of a day or several days working on my knitting. If I’m watching something on the TV it’s easy to lose track of time. That’s what I did Thursday. Brad was off and gone from 9 am until after 4 pm and so I spent a good bit of time watching Bongino podcasts and knitting. Three of his podcasts. I started with Thursday’s podcast and backed up and watched Wednesday’s and Tuesday’s as well. He took a day off on Monday.
So that’s three hours, back to back, with a couple breaks to swap out laundry and then back to knitting and Bongino. I mostly worked on two pairs of socks and the newest pair, the Monkey Socks, have a pattern that needs a firm hand with the SSK and K2tog, especially with the firmer Araucania Ranco yarn. When it’s washed up it’s really soft and nice to wear but it has a lot of twist to it and can be hard on the hands after awhile. As a side note, this yarn is not super wash and these socks will require hand washing.
Then I switched to the Knit Picks Stroll socks. I have a lot of stitches on the foot of the socks because I’m almost through with the gusset increases and it can be hard on my hands, scooting stitches along the needle and not letting them slip off the tips when I’m working them.
So. End result of my three hours of knitting is that the inside of my right wrist is hurting. It’s only a twinge now and then but I’ve been there, done that before and if I don’t give it a rest it will only get worse. Now, it wasn’t just today’s knitting that got me in this pickle. I’ve been doing this sort of thing for days.
I will take a day off from knitting and limit the time I spend using the mouse with my laptop until the weekend. Then I will work on an inkle band that has been on the big loom for longer than I care to remember. I’ll have to get my hand-held vacuum out and get the dust out of the warp first.
And there is some mending I can work on at the sewing machine that shouldn’t aggravate my wrist. And while I have the machine set up I might as well dive into my fabric stash and make a cover for the floor inkle loom while I’m at it. I’ve got a piece of hemmed upholstery fabric that that I use as a cover for the 4-shaft floor loom but it’s been uncovered for some time and the whole loom needs a good wipe down to get rid of the dust.
Dust. Dust. Dust everywhere…
When the looms are dusted and wiped down with conditioner I’ll get some more photos to remind me how they should look and try to keep from letting the dust build up so bad again.