When I last left you I had stopped knitting in fear that knitting had caused the pain I was experiencing in my arm. I gave it a lot of thought and decided it was a pinched nerve (disc problem in my neck). This past Wednesday I visited my doctor, who had never seen me before because I really don’t like going to doctors) and, after hearing all my symptoms, he agreed with my diagnosis. He gave me some medication that has alleviated my pain and this morning I got to experience an MRI. Lying perfectly still for 39 min is almost an impossibility for me but I made it and now await a discussion with said doctor about what my options are.
Anyway, above is the sweater I am back working on. All I have to do is knit and pearl many more rows to get it to the length I want. It is pretty easy knitting and allows me to watch old romantic comedies on TCM.
So today I started a new cardigan sweater. I love this bulky weight yarn that is a purple heather (cant remember the maker but will post that later). I am only just on the 3rd row so you can see I have a way to go. I also am going to need a row counter because this sweater is not like the one above, I will be knitting the back, two fronts and two sleeves and I really want the pieces to match.
I did want to share the yarn holder I “made.” I bought some fruit at the grocery store and it came in this plastic container. As I looked at the container it was just a little bigger than the ball of yarn I was going to be using, Today I poked a hole in the lid and sanded it smooth. Look how it feeds out: pretty cool, huh? I actually have two of them but the other is not in use ……. yet.
The above two sweaters are my studio knitting projects. In the house I work on my toe up socks. These are going to be very industrial, for warmth. But even if they are not beautiful, I have such fun knitting toe up socks that I am going to look for some really bright yarn for my next sock project.
I have been inspired by Teresa in Music City who showed these socks at Patchwork Times. Aren’t they beautiful?
So I guess that is all that has been going on my needles. But I can tell you that I have enjoyed every stitch I have been able to return to. And I do want to thank everyone who wished me well after I whined in my last post. I did appreciate the concern: it made me feel better.
Have a wonderful weekend, I know I will. Gari