Tuesday, January 22, 2013
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.