Tuesday, March 13, 2007

combination knitting

Well, I thought that I could try combination knitting to help with the Repetitive Stress Syndrome...I love the sound of that...re-pet-a-tive, what a pain in the ass.

Anyway, combination almost sounded like the panacea I was hoping for, less pain. Well, it turns out that about the only stitch you can do is stockinette. Knit one row which comes out twisted, and purl the next to untwist. I've got a garter stitch Hanne Falkenberg waiting for me...alas, I will have to endure the pain for the art.

Monday, March 12, 2007

first post!

OMG! What do I do now????? I'm good at reading blogs but I never thought I'd actually have one. Why am I even doing this??? Oh well, here I go!

Avid knitter, J was complaining tonight that all I ever do is read about knitting, go to stores for knitting, look on the internet at knitting and what about her? When will I pay attention to her? Well, I really can't knit now anyway cuz of Repetitive Stress Syndrome. Repetitive Stress Syndrome in my left hand...I am a righty and I throw my yarn with my right hand. About the only thing I do with my left hand is hold the needle, that and pick up a pot at the stove which impossible with Repetitive Stress Syndrome. So now I see a chiro who does Active Release Technique, which hurts like hell and I hate it but it might be working. That and a brace and I see those needles coming back to me!

Oh and J? I pay way too much attention to her anyway! She just ordered a sweater for herself. Gray, super tight, long, with long sleeves to cover hands. She will at least wear sweaters I make her...