Thursday, December 15, 2005

Ow!

O Conwy, why dost thou hurt me so?


This is approximately seven thousand two hundred forty-three rounds of the first (first!) Conwy sock. I am a bit worried about this for several reasons.

1) It took me several days to get this far and how on earth am I to finish these by December 24? That's only 9 days, people!! And I still have 2 other knitting projects to make, as well as 2 sewing projects! Oh my god!

2) The fabric created by this pattern, this yarn, and these needles is so dense I fear the socks will stand up on their own. My gauge seems good, so why is this sock like a little board? Hopefully they will relax a bit when washed...

3) MY WRISTS ARE KILLING ME. I am afraid because while they don't hurt during the actual knitting, they hurt like hell when I'm not knitting. I am attributing this to the metal needles I'm using. They have no give and it puts all the stress on my bony little wrists. I should have gone out and bought size 1s in bamboo. Do they even make sock needles that small in bamboo? Maybe Daughter and I will take a little trip to ye olde yarn shoppe before the weather turns beastly this afternoon.

Anyway, that's that. I have to stop writing and reading blogs...soooooo much knitting to do. And I made an army, an ARMY I tell you, of gingerbread men and women that need decorating. Must go take shower while baby naps...

2 comments:

Caren said...

If you can, get your hands on wrist braces & wear them at night. That will help. Also, every 20 minutes or so take a break & stretch out your forearms. It makes a huge difference. I'll try to find a link to the ones my PT sister gave me.

Anonymous said...

the socks are super strechy after washing, so don't worry, and yes the bamboo needles do help but they grap more at the yarn so your tension will be a little different, but not to worry you can so hide it in the blocking....just pin them on top of eachother while wet and let dry.