Mother nature dumped snow and as a giggle took the temperature to hella cold levels. I love the Mister, but he’s quite the economical brother. Translate that to this house is COLD.
The Boy wraps his blanket around him and I fight the Cats constantly for my own covering. The Teen shivers under some giveaway blanket from Disney. The hand knit blanket I began last year continues to languish in half finished hell.
MY hand and wrist have been rested for a week. I decided to work on a few more patches for her blanket but set some limits to keep the pain at a minimum.
My plan is as follows:
Cast on using a larger needle.
1. Take deep yoga breaths to be more aware of the present.
2. Knit for 10 to 15 minutes a time.
3. Change my form. I was slouching and not distributing the weight of the yarn,
my body, or the grip of the needles. Adding a few throw pillows helped me tremendously.
4. Alternate ice and heat on both hands every two hours.
5. Knit S-L-O-W. It is a destination, not a race. The Teen can be chilly a few days longer.
Happy to have my hobby back, I set out to knit.
I got stuck on Simple Seed Stitch.
My brain would not allow me to understand these instructions:
Multiple of 4+1
P1 [K3,P1] to end of row.
First my hands, now my brain!
I sent a frantic message to the Knitlist and got multiple answers that were very helpful. Now away I go, knitting a patch an hour, and finishing before Mother Nature takes another snow break.