So remember when I talked about spinning for Hiro? Well, then I got really busy and the project was put aside for a little bit. Then the photography for my book was scheduled and things were needed for the shoot before I even got there and I sent them my Jacob Sweater. I have no good photos of the sweater so here’s an embarrassing one.
I didn’t leave that closure on it because it didn’t look how I wanted it to so the sweater still has no closure but I’ve worn it for a year anyway.
I’m getting to the point, I promise.
Since my warm sweater was sent away and I don’t have another warm sweater to wear as outerwear, and because it may be cold at Rhinebeck, I decided that I needed to speed up the Hiro process. I had all the white spun plus one of the 3 colors I needed.
I learned how to do a provisional cast on, finally. I asked the Twitter and Julia Farwell-Clay herself came to my rescue because I couldn’t find my Cast-On, Bind Off book. Julia is the designer of Hiro.
So at this point it is September 1st. I have a little over 6 weeks to get the thing knit and finished along with washing all the wool for my classes. There are still spots open in all of them, by the way…
I haven’t been knitting much.
My knitting muscles are a little weak.
Here’s what I did on the first night.
Not bad, right? My right arm was a little sore but I just thought it was like sore muscles after a workout and it would feel better in a couple of days.
In the mean time I continued to knit.
Here’s where I was on September 9th – a week later.
I wasn’t knitting very many rows each day. maybe only 10 or so. My arm wasn’t getting better.
Then I did my book photoshoot where I demonstrated fiber prep. The goal was to not show how much my arm was hurting.
I have now not knit since September 9th. I have done some hand carding and wool washing and a tiny bit of combing.
I have massaged and stretched and braced the arm. It still hurts like crazy. But how do you stop using your right arm?!
Today I am finally going to the doctor about it. I need a new sweater for crying out loud!
I’ll get back to you with what she tells me.
I think the moral of the story is to stop knitting if it is starting to hurt. Who would have thought I could have gotten such an injury from knitting?