My Hands Need A Break!

I did it. Both heels are finished and the socks are back on one needle. The rest of it is lace all the way to the top of the sock, but this project is going to go into temporary ‘time-out’ so my hands can recover. I’m not a tight knitter by any means, but size 0 needles and 8-9 stitches per inch gauge and a lace pattern that requires K 2 together and SSK decreases every other row makes my wrists and knuckles ache. So. It’s on to the cowl, the purple socks, the Hitchhiker and Ludlow projects. I’ll come back to this later. The other projects are simple stocking stitch, garter stitch, or K3, P2 ribbing and will be much easier on my arthritic hands.

I almost got far enough last night on the cowl to start the grey but I was hurting too much, even after a liberal dose of Cryofreeze on my neck, shoulders and arms…and a nice cold Guinness Extra Stout.

I’ll finish the orange this morning and set this aside to work on the Hitchhiker and the Ludlow for the day. I just started the second book in the Hitchhiker series, “The Restaurant at the End of the Universe” and I’ll take breaks from my knitting to do a little reading today.

I’m caught up with housework and laundry. I swapped a couple of chairs from one room to another as well as two desk lamps. The desk chair is back in the living room, it’s twin is in my workroom. The taller of the two clamp-on desk lamps is attached to the new desk/sewing table and the smaller of the two is on the small table in front of the window in the bedroom. I did a bit of spinning yesterday afternoon and enjoyed every minute of it. I have two 4 oz bobbins to fill with singles of a BFL/Silk blend so I can ply them together.

It’s nice to have a de-cluttered workroom and a de-cluttered bedroom at long last. I have more floor space in both rooms and my bedroom closet is de-cluttered as well.

Time to think about coffee and breakfast. Have a blessed day, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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