Monday, September 17, 2012

I'm Back!

Hello readers,

It's been far too long since I posted last. So much has not happened. Well, knitting has not happened. All other manner of life has. Tendonitis, depression, car wreck, vacation to Florida, new youth pastor, and plans to move to another state.

After knitting a sock and a half in one day in April '11; my wrist and thumb quit. The throbbing and pinching pain sent me to the doctor. He told me to stop knitting. After looking at my expression he took a step back and said “at least for three months”.

Those were three very long months, and still the pain was there. Next I went for physical therapy. Please; I beg you all to learn from my mistakes so you don't have to go through this. Take breaks when knitting. Easy patterns and easy going people means lots of repetitive stress. (and $30 a visit to the PT twice a week for 6 weeks!!!!)

After the physical therapy I taught my self to knit continental (with yarn in left hand). I had to look up that name. I also spent a lot of time translating my existing patterns into German & French. This is still a work in process.

There have been many new designs running through my head, and I plan to get back into the pattern writing process. Two of them are a shawl and a flat knit sock. I hope to finish the sock by winter and the shawl by spring.

Here is a sneak peek at the yarn.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Forget me Knot

Find it here on Ravelry: Forget me Knot

My latest bag pattern is out. Worked flat, this bag uses short row shaping and a modified Kitchener to give it a seamless look. The addition of contrasting ribbon and bead will add interest.

Yarn- Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) 197 - 200 yards
Gauge- 9 stitches and 10 rows = 1 inch in stockinette
Needle size- US 5/0 - 1.0 mm
Size- 6 inches wide by 3.5 inches closed (5.25 inches open). [15.2 cm wide by 8.9 cm closed (13.3 cm open)]