Wednesday, January 10, 2018

A Mid-Week Hello

 I'm often surprised by how quickly the week goes. Is it really Wednesday night already? I got through my two IEP meetings and now I'm frantically trying to get my students ready for final exams next week. 
I started two projects on Sunday. I cast on for my Clara's Cape. I have never knit with super-bulky yarn before, and it's hurting my hands a bit. The issue could be the yarn: Spud & Chloe Outer. It is a cotton-wool blend, so it is super non-scratchy. But that cotton content might be the reason I can only knit a few rows a day.

And I've started a new embroidered doll. This one has a knitting theme:
I have yet to pick out colors and start embroidering, but that's the fun part!

Thank you all for your compliments about my mug rugs. I am blushing now!

11 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful pink.

    I didn't use to mind cotton so much, but now ......it doesnt' hurt my hands, but it isn't enjoyable.

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  2. Our youngest grandson just turned six, and I'm wondering how that could be! Glad you're having a good week. I love your 2 new projects, too.

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  3. That bright pink is such a happy color! I can imagine, though, that the combination of "cotton" and "bulky" would be a challenge for the hands. . .

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  4. That pink is such a lovely color, I am sorry it is not playing nicely. I also find that those larger needles add to the hand discomfort.

    I can't wait to see what you do with that stitching project!

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  5. Love how vibrant the pink is, but cotton just kills my hands and arms. Your latest embroidered doll is going to be so cute! Please show progress pics.

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  6. Both bulky yarn and cotton yarn cause my hands to ache. I try to avoid both whenever I can. I love pink: it's a happy color.

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  7. Do go slowly, please. You can really hurt your joints with cotton bulky. That said, your color is perfect for dreary days here. I get into pinks after the Holidays it seems and blues too

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  8. Cotton makes me achey too. I find I scrunch my shoulders sometimes with bigger needles and yarn. I try to remind myself to drop my shoulders and put my body's knitting position back to closer to neutral. Kinda dorky, but I love to knit, so if something works ...

    Your embroidered doll pattern looks so cool! Can't wait to see how it knits up!

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  9. Even if you only do a few hours, the cape will knit up quickly in the thicker yarn!!! Love the new doll embroidery-the possibilities are exciting!

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  10. the days keep flying by for me as well. It's Friday! how? Lovely girl that you will be stitching, I bet you will pick some ultra lovely colors, you always do!

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  11. Sometimes bulky yarn just tires my hands out, of course knitting with tiny needles does too!~ Enjoy our stitching.

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