Are you gonna be in Toronto the day after tomorrow?
Because I am.
And I’ll be at the Stitch ‘n Bitch Wednesday night with my knit-buds:
When: Wednesday June 25, 7:30pm
Where: 1984 Queen St. East
(In the Beaches a few blocks east of Queen and Woodbine)
So come on down!
Have I Ever Mentioned How I Hate Knitting With Cotton?
I’ve abandoned the Watercolor Camisole temporarily because of some some pretty severe pain in my right wrist. Due, no doubt, to the force I have had to exert to knit the blasted Ironstone Flake Cotton double. Ow! Ow! Ow!
I am no stranger to wrist pain — I’m an old hand at RSIs (no pun intended) so I know what I need to do to alleviate the problems.
So I started my Smooch tank on Friday night. The yarn I’m usng is Gedifra Wellness, 60% cotton and 40% acrylic (same composition as the called-for yarn, Rowan All Seasons cotton). It’s one helluva lot easier on the hands and wrists than that damned string I was using for the camisole.
Want proof? This is how much of Smooch I completed over the weekend:
That’s the front. I’ve got the back finished.
As yu can see, it knits up very fast. The bottom photo is more indicative of the true color.
Then, to make matters worse, I burned the $%&*@(# out of my hand last night, attempting to take a plate out of the microwave. Who knew a china plate with a Boca Burger on it would get so hot after a minute and a half? All knitting came to a screeching halt and I fell asleep last night holding a bag of ice. This morning the damage is not too bad — one finger is blistered. We’ll see if I can knit today.
Lucy would like to wish everyone a happy Monday!