Wednesday, July 4, 2012

WIP Wednesday 7/4/12

Hello! Happy 4th of July!

I wasn't able to put up a weekend post like I was hoping, my wrists were still hurting too badly. They're still bothering me but I've been trying to rest them as much as possible (and having the day off of the computer has really helped.)

I finished my ABABA scarf, it just needs to be blocked and have the ends woven in, and then I can get a finished picture up. My sister liked it so much that I'm making one for her! I'm using KnitPicks Chroma fingering yarn, and I'm really liking it so far. I'll try to give it a little mini review later, after I've been working with it awhile.

This pattern is definitely a keeper.
Since my wrists have been so uncooperative lately I can't do much knitting at any one time. The most I've managed this week is 2-3 rows and then at least an hour worth of resting. With my work schedule, that definitely has not been leaving me much time to knit.

Without knitting, I'm not sure what to do with myself. I like to read, but I like to read in bed right before going to sleep. I don't get much TV time, because my husband likes to relax by playing his videogames after work. I can't listen to podcasts without doing anything, because I fall asleep. I've been bouncing off the walls all week looking for something to do... until today.

I pulled out my drop spindle! I ordered a drop spindle kit from Crystal Creek Fibers on Etsy a few weeks ago, but haven't had the time and motivation to try it out. Mostly because I thought it would be hard, and I was kind of scared. It came with the spindle you see here, a mini niddy noddy, and a FULL POUND of merino top to learn to spin with. I wasn't quite sure how to hold/separate/pre draft the merino yet, so I started with some pencil roving I bought from a yarn store around here. It's going fantastically! I read the directions that came with the kit, watched a few YouTube videos, and now I have something that mostly resembles yarn! The spinning is using a slightly different hand/wrist motion than knitting, so it's not causing me any pain. I'm sill planning on taking it slowly, but for now, I'm just having fun!

Happy crafting!