Sunday, January 19, 2014

Take Care of That Arm!

Well, I overdid the holiday knitting and my tendinitis has flared up again. (Go here for a great tutorial on taking care of your arm.) So no knitting for now, which is nearly unsupportable. I cannot sit and watch tv and not do something. And I have a slew of new pattern ideas, but I can't knit up samples or swatches.

End of whining. Ironically, since my New Year's not-resolution was to knit up more handspun, I've found that spinning does not flare up the tendinitis. So I've been spinning up the rest of my fiber stash. Here's the result:
Painted Tiger Club - can't find label - what fiber? 2 ply - will become some sort of small shawly thing

100% wool from Mountain Fiber Folk

Wool/mohair from Mountain Fiber Folk plied with the first yarn- very dye-heavy - had to have a lot of baths before the dye ran out

Wool/alpaca/silk from MFF plied with the first yarn - not quite as vibrant yellow in real life
These three will become a manly scarf - I'm thinking a knit2, purl2 rib with the first brown-y yarn as the main color and then the red and yellow (and green - still on the wheel) as big stripes - sort of Hudson's Bay Blanket look.  Someday I will knit again and make this mighty scarf!

And now, for a gratuitous cat picture:
Jack in a box. Really.

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