Wednesday, March 28, 2012


My wrists have been giving me trouble-- both of them, so I'm pretty sure it's not knitting that has done it. I'm provisionally blaming physical therapy, which has recently done wonders for my back. But knitting definitely bothers the left wrist, so I'm forcing myself to pause for a few days, and I'm going to take this opportunity to show you what I've been up to.

I started these at the end of January:

As I have mentioned before, I have been putting off sock knitting for a while for fear it would become an all-consuming obsession-- as it turns out, I'm not finding it all that compelling. The self-striping yarn does make me very happy, though. As always.

I can't locate the bag that contains my other project-- White Pine-- but here's my swatch:

This pattern has been in my queue for a while, waiting for me to choose a color. The yarn is Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Flannery Red... I'm madly in love with the color, which is-- sadly-- discontinued. I managed to track down enough for the sweater. Lucky me!

With rest, ice, and NSAIDs-- and maybe some sewing to keep my hands busy-- I hope to be in fighting trim again soon. Still, it annoys me that I can no longer afford to ignore my body's little complaints as blithely as I used to do. My patients have often warned me not to get old...

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