A bit of knitting progress

I have just arrived in Malaysia where I will be doing some teaching.  I am very jet-lagged and wide awake in my hotel at 3am. This makes it a perfect time to write a post!  I have started knitting again, but cautiously. My hands and wrists are still bothering me.  It started out with my right thumb and wrist and quickly morphed into a more generalized problem with both hands.  I am pretty sure it is a repetitive stress thing.  I stopped knitting altogether for about two weeks, during which I used ice and compression and general idleness (oh no!) to try to fix the issue.  It is still not resolved, but much better.

I reported in this post that I was going to knit a baby sweater for a friend.  I am almost finished with it. (Baby sweaters are so fast!)  Here is a progress photo:

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This photo was taken a week ago, and I am further along.  I only have to add the sleeves and do some minimal finishing.  It is an adorable little knit, using the pattern Mignon, from Loop Knitting.

I have also been continuing to progress with Sofi, my Hanne Falkenberg designed jacket.

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The body is knit in one piece, which means very long rows and very slow progress, especially for a slow knitter like me (even more so with hand problems).  But it is so gorgeous and so much fun to knit that I am enjoying every minute of it.  We shall see whether I change my mind when I get to the sleeves, however; they are knit in seed stitch. Sleeves in seed stitch: double trouble.

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I didn’t want to bring either of these projects to Malaysia.  I did not check a bag so have only a minimal amount of stuff with me.  However, it is a 13 hour flight each way, so at the last minute I searched through my knitting supplies and discovered this little bag, which I had packed at some point with all of the supplies to make a pair of mitts:

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Who would have known that I could be so organised?

5 thoughts on “A bit of knitting progress

    • Hi. I’m responding rather late, I am afraid. Those autumn-shade mitts have hit some technical difficulties; I’ve re-worked twice to no avail. I’ve put them aside for now, but have some new things on my needles. Thanks for commenting!

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