Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Yarn Along

This week I finished that second bootie.  I cast on a wee purple hat to go with the girly BSJ I have hanging out, waiting for buttons and a girl baby to wear it.  I cast on a simple yet funky scarf for some slightly mindless easy knitting for now and perhaps for after the tiny one who will suck out my brain cells by sleep deprivation arrives. 


And then I figured out that a bunch of my aches and pains might very well be being caused (or at least aggravated) by my knitting :(  I have pretty terrible posture and I find those wee double pointed needles incredibly awkward.  So I have very sadly set aside my knits for a couple days.  And actually I feel a little better.  Monday I did a lot of knitting, including casting on the hat and getting the first few rows done.  Tuesday I woke up so uncomfortable but by evening, after not knitting all day, I was almost back to normal.  Almost.  Still some lingering soreness in my chest and neck.  And a slight itching in my fingers and ache in my heart.  (Insert sad pouty face complete with big sticking out lip here.)  But such improvement.  So I'll rest the needles again today and see what tomorrow brings.  Hopefully I can get back to it without doing myself an injury. 

As for reading, I haven't been able to focus on any one book but enjoying puttering around with several.  Still enjoying Sherlock Holmes.  Still enjoying Style, Sex, and Substance.  Still enjoying (ever so slowly) Playful Learning.  Picked up Tomie dePaola - His Art and His Stories by Barbara Elleman at the library and enjoying that too.  And of course stacks and stacks of books with the boys.  This week someone let them pick as many books on construction vehicles, race cars, and motorcyles they wanted.  That someone then went back for a work rotation.  Fun, fun, fun, lucky mama.  (But really I can't complain, they love books and stories and that does make this mama very happy.) 
And now I'm off to link up at small things.  And to live vicariously through everyone else's projects, at least for another day or two.

9 comments:

Jess said...

You'll have to keep us updated on the Tomie DePaola book. I love his work!
So sorry about your knitting injury. Hopefully you can make a full return soon :)

momto5 said...

those little booties in the basket... love!
i first heard about tomie depaola from the kids show "barney" back in the early 90's when my oldest was a wee one. lol i had no idea at the time that he was some sort of real artist and author. LOL

swanski said...

I hope your aches and pains go away soon. Love the basket of projects and yarn :)

Conservative Knit Mom said...

Ouch--a knitting injury. I do hope you heal quickily--maybe you could magic loop instead of using double points. I have a booklet I could send you :)I want to know more about your Tomie DePaola book as well. What do you think of Playful Learning? Happy knitting and rest when you can, mama. Even if that means reading a book about trucks :)

Jen said...

Aww, man! It sucks when the one thing you enjoy is causing you injury.

I hope resting will let you get back to doing what you love.

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

The end is so difficult especially when it's a summer baby!! Feel good and I'm sure we'll be reading your baby news very soon!! : )

~ Wendy
http://Crickleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Kim Corrigan-Oliver said...

Oh no, hope the aches and pains go away soon. Love the little booties, so cute!

Erin @ Wild Whispers said...

I often knit myself into pain... hope you can overcome it soon!

Rachel Proffitt said...

Sorry to hear about your pain! Have you considered a different position or circulars instead of DPNS? I have heard that they can help with pain. Your knits look lovely though and the books sound interesting :)