Wednesday, October 11, 2006

72 Hours without Knitting: The Horror!

Apparently, Sunday I slept "wrong" at least my left shoulder and arm seem to think so. They have decided that they have been abused and have a compressed ulnar nerve that makes knitting hurt (and everything else that requires an opposable thumb). Therefore, I have not been able to knit, and this has made me grouchy. My brain has tried explaining to my left arm that if only it would get over its little nerve issue then I could finish the final piece of the La Gran cardigan, the right front, and then it would look very lovely in the left sleeve. However, the left arm thinks the right front is not really necessary, afterall it's not part of its side. Things are getting tense. Since it is Socktoberfest, my feet are not at all amused at the lack of sock knitting, and they are starting to grumble about the left arm being a problem. They seem to think that with a little training they could probably learn to knit; they remember that when I was young, my dad called me "the girl with the talented toes." So, they think they can knit their own socks if they could just get rid of the left arm. Thankfully, both parties have agreed to peace talks, so I hope to be back to knitting soon, because I have some lovely sock yarn to knit up:

sock yarn stash
Top row, left to right (all yarns from SSYC):
Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in Mixed Berry
LL Shepherd Sock in Purple Iris
Fleece Artist Merino in Cornflower
Fleece Artist Merino in Parrot
Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Potluck in Watercolor
Schaefer Anne in Jane Addams
Schaefer Anne in Gertrude Ederle
Bottom Row:
Purple Haze from Savvyminx's etsy shop
Aquamarine from Black Bunny Fibers's etsy shop

This isn't my entire sock yarn stash, but these are my current favorites. Plus, I've been studying many of the all-over cable patterns in Vogue Knitting Stitchionary 2: Cables, and I noticed there are several that create more of a texture and are less regular than strips of cables. I think some of those might work very well with the multicolored yarns. The cable twists might help break up any pooling. I really want to give this a try, and since my feet are fond of a snug sock, they are really behind the venture. If only we could get the left arm and shoulder on board. The brain has suggested letting the left hand fondle the yarns in the hopes that that might convince it into healing so it can hold the yarn while actually knitting. Keep your fingers crossed! At least metaphorically crossed, I don't want to hinder anyone else's knitting.


AllisonVZ said...

Oh, that purple haze is lovely! You have a nice looking stash!

Jae said...

I love your stash of sock yarn! Good luck with the left arm. I don't know if I would have been as understanding. I'm cranky if I don't get to knit at lunch, never mind 72 hours.

alltangledup said...

oh my goodness, those yarns are absolutely gorgeous. I love, LOVE your sock stash. All gorgeous... and hope that you're well soon, well enough to knit 72 hours, is a bit like going cold turkey

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