September 27, 2006
You got me!
Ah, yes. The sparkly-sparkly always makes us smile.
The next one is shaping up to be quite different ;).
When I told you about knitting with wire, so many commented, "Geez, Kathy, isn't that kind of rough on your hands?!?"
You got me! It's no piece of cake, there are no two ways about it. And it's not just my hands that hurt, it's pretty much all the parts of the body involved in knitting - neck, shoulders, arms, fingers, back... Here, I'll show you:
Do I look like a giant throbbing blister? If I'm not careful, I feel like one! However, I've learned to limit my wire knitting to maybe 80-100 sts in any given night, and then I seem to be okay. So, don't worry, I'm not in pain and doing quite well :).
The downside is that it will take me some time to complete a set of four votive sleeves. My parents are "understanding."
Monday, September 25, 2006, 10:15 p.m., phone conversation with my mom
Me: I'm almost done with the first votive sleeve!
Me: But I probably won't be done for a little while, because if I knit too much at once, my shoulders and back hurt.
Mom: Yeah... Okay. They are so interesting and different and pretty!
How do I feel about making something "so interesting and different and pretty" for my beloved parents?
Like a Green Giant! Goodness all over! The elixir of love cures all :). (but to help the elixir do its thing, I'm trying thinner wire anyway - 26 gauge rather than the 24 I've been using; I'll let you know how it works out)
(Good thing our images are protected by copyright, so that only I can mutilate myself in this way :))
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