Barnacle Sweater Update


Thank you for all the well wishes!  I am feeling much much better.  I woke up yesterday with significant improvement so much so that I decided to wait on the RA doctor for now.  I really do not want to take any more medicine-I am on many for my arthritis.  So it's been a lot of sitting in hard chairs and resting my foot.  I think my back and ankle when crazy over the weekend, hence the pain.

Once my body settles down I am going to incorporate some gentle yoga to increase my flexibility.  Walking just isn't enough anymore. Onto the knitting!

I am happy to report that I finished the body of the barnacle sweater.  I started the first sleeve and decided to use two circular needles instead of dpns.  Not my usual way but I thought why not?  Something different.  I am using a chiaogoo needle and a knit picks needle.  The chiaogoo set is a recently acquired set and I do love them.  The ends are very pointy and the join is seamless.  I've owned the knit picks set for a couple of years and they are just as pointy!!


Do I have enough yarn??  I think I might.  I am left with 200 yards for each sleeve.  I would love to make full length sleeves but if I'm in a pinch I'll settle for 3/4 length.  I wish you could feel this Tern  wool it is soft squishy and a pure delight to knit with.  You should definitely try it if you haven't yet.

Frodo is all curled up on this very cold morning.  As I walked to get the paper the snow squeaked and crunched.  Brrr.  It's a good thing I love winter.



Comments

  1. I'm glad you're feeling better and hope your ankle continues to improve! The sweater is turning out wonderful, I can't wait to admire the finished project!

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  2. Happy to hear you are on the mend, as well. I am going to (re)start my yoga this week. I have a dvd I love (Suzanne Deason) Easy and gentle to start. I think mine is actually the quick weight loss one (which didn't really happen) but it's a very nice introduction at a good pace or you can follow the more advanced moves when you are ready. All in the privacy of your own home, my personal favorite! ha!

    Love the sweater. I bet the Tern is beautiful. I just gave my daughter-the-beautiful-knitter a gift care for there. Lovely yarns. (I start knitting lessons on Monday ~ yay me!)

    Have a wonderful day! ~ paula

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  3. Ahh the squeak and crunch of snow. Definitely cold with Frodo all curled up. Gorgeous sweater and so close to finishing! Glad you are feeling better. I was just remembering that I need my yoga practice - must start up again.

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  4. Karen, I am so happy you are feeling better and on the mend.
    I think adding yoga to your day will really help you. I know
    when I practice yoga daily it makes a huge difference and I
    can always tell the days I cop out and miss it.
    Love the photo of Frodo, he is a doll baby!

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  5. The sweater is looking wonderful! And Mr. Frodo and our pup Dora look to have the same idea! It's so chilly here! Brrrr!

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  6. Love the colour of your sweater, glad you are feeling better sweetie :) Don't know about Frodo but ours keep coming in from the garden snow with white beards and snow in all of their leg curls!

    Bee happy x

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  7. How the heck did I miss yesterday's post? SO sorry you haven't been "up to snuff." I think some stretching and yoga will definitely help. I openly admit that I'm not a great exerciser but I do stretches every day. Loving the Barnacle. It's going to be So gorgeous! I was gifted a set of knitpicks interchangeable needles for Christmas from my Mom....LOVE them. Cannot stress how much. Take care and enjoy the snow!!

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  8. and....he matches the barnacle sweater!!! Gosh, that's going to be a wonderful one.....and you are so so so close to finishing!!!

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  9. Glad you're feeling better, Karen!
    Love the sweater too!

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  10. i think frodo has the right idea ;-)

    your sweater is coming along swimmingly.

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  11. I love those days when the snow squeaks. Almost makes it worth the cold.

    Your sweater looks beautiful. I love my chiaogoo needles - didn't know they sold a set. Are they interchangeables?

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  12. Glad you are feeling better, loving how the sweater is coming along.

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  13. Glad you are feeling a little better!! That Barnacle is just going to be wonderful. Love it. Frodo looks very comfy all snuggled up against the pillow!! Keep getting better. blessings ~ tanna

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  14. It's good that you're feeling better. I hope you will be a hundred percent okay soon ;) Yoga is a good practice. I do it on weekends as I don't always get 8 hours sleep on weekdays. Yoga makes you calm and feel good! It energizes me in the morning as well ;)

    P.S. Frodo looks so cute in that photo ;)

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