Saturday, April 26, 2008

Aching Hands

The shawl is done! I will post a pic once I have blocked it. That thing just absolutely killed my hands. They just ache. I don't know what it was, but I think it was the needles I was using that made me so sore. I used the Boye interchangeables and the cable is so stuff, when you start a new row you have to fight with it, the tension of the cable I guess. And since I was knitting a LOT the last few days because I wanted it done so badly, I think I overdid it. I was going to go to a knitting afternoon tomorrow, but I think I better lay off the knitting for a few days. This pain really sucks.

I did get a little bit of sewing done this afternoon. My hands were OK with that, but I didn't sew long. I did take a break from the shawl last weekend and made these little animals, a dog and two cats.

My daughter's friends really wanted me to make them once they saw the one I made her. I had to improvise on the dog as I didn't have a dog pattern, but it turned out hilarious. I just HAD to sew on a little tongue. I used a sheep pattern I had and just modified it to make it dog-looking. The cat pattern is one I used from Ravelry.

My daughter did come home for a night last night. It was so good to see her! She brought some stuff home as they have to start getting their dorm rooms ready to move out in TWO weeks. Can you believe it? Two more weeks and she'll be home. These first two semesters of college sure flew by. I'm going to have to dust off the stove and cook again.


fluffybunnylover said...

Sorry you are so achy! I'm loving the dog pattern. Too cute! You are right, this year did fly by really fast. It seems like she was just packing up and heading to school. Miss you!

Angie said...

Congrats on finishing the shawl! The kitties and dog are absolutely adorable.

Larjmarj said...

I know what you mean about needles and hand aches. Thats why I pretty much retired my straight needles. I love the little animals, the dog is really cute but you know me..I'm a dog person.

Spinknitty said...

Ditto on the straight needles -- my hands do much better with circs for everything.

It is amazing how fast those school years go, isn't it? I swear I just sent my son off to college, and he's finished his junior year already.

And yet, I don't seem to be getting older. ;o)

Tina said...

Have you done some stretching for your sore hands. I know when I knit too much my hands get really sore, but if I take stretch breaks I can prevent the pain.