Conference knitting

The Josef and Anni Cowl (by Abundant Earth Fiber) makes for great airplane and conference knitting. It’s a small gauge, so lots of stitches go into it. I’m using their yarn as well, and it is just gorgeous. Slightly sheepy but soft and clean (no vm), with great bounce and a nice three ply.

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I’m back, baby!

Did you miss me?

I finished a thing! Handspun wool, crocheted until I ran out of yarn. Not yet blocked. Will sew a button on the lower left corner so it can be fastened and stay on as a scarf.

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Long tail cast on win! One attempt, 168 stitches, with just enough tail left. Woot! It’s going to be a good day. 🙂

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Not seeing straight

One of the fun things about failing eyesight is having to do something over again, because you didn’t see the pattern correctly the first time.

I’m making an Aviary Hat, by Abundant Earth Fiber – in their luscious United Tribe wool (it really is gorgeous: bouncy and warm and soft). I figured this would be a quick, easy knit for my healing hands. And it probably would be, if I had put on my glasses to read the chart and seen that there are TWO rounds of stockinette between purl rows in the pattern (as opposed to the ONE round I knit). I got a good couple inches in before I caught it, so unnecessary knitting when I should probably be avoiding it altogether. *sigh*

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Slow but somewhat steady

I am seeing a new acupuncturist, to speed the healing along on my hands; it definitely seems to be helping, and I’m able to do most activities again (though I wear a brace as needed). I’m still laying low in the knitting arena but doing some crochet here and there; really enjoying working with my handspun on this scarf! It’s a long wedge that just gets wider and wider – perfect for just using up every inch of yarn. When it is done, I will find a button to attach to one corner to hold it in place.

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Hookin’ for the win

The tendonitis in my hands is definitely aggravated by knitting — but crochet seems to be ok as long as the tension isn’t too tight (so, no amigurami). I’ve been doing just a little crochet here and there, working on an afghan and a little beanie, and giving my hands lots of rest in between.

Since knit socks are all on hold for now, and the afghan isn’t very portable, I started a new scarf this morning – in crochet – with some lovely polwarth I spun last year. I’m cautiously optimistic that my hands won’t holler too much; I have too much yarn to give up both knitting and crochet!

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Finally spring

The wettest April is finally releasing its soggy grasp and we have a bit of spring going on. I’m taking full advantage by enjoying the view from my hammock.

Currently reading Sleep Tight.

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