Knitting Injury

I can’t knit or crochet :””””'(

I’ve got some sort of repetitive strain injury which they thought was tendonitis but after two weeks of unsuccessful treatment for that decided it is a nerve problem. So I’m on medication to treat it and FULL REST – no knitting, no crochet, until it’s better. It’s hell!

It’s been about 8 weeks of this. What if I’ve forgotten how to knit?

So I’ve been doing fun stuff like trying to wind this nice yarn into a ball and getting completely tangled up for hours. (There was a lot of swearing involved):

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And I’ve made some things in pottery class and I sewed a dress for my niece:

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So that’s why I’ve been a little quiet on the knitting front lately. Hopefully in a couple of weeks I’ll be able to start knitting a little again! I’m supposed to start with 15 mins at a time so it’ll take me about a year to make a newborn cardigan 😥 slow updates in the future!


Sewing (AKA not-knitting II)

Lately it’s been too warm for me to knit because I didn’t want to risk a flare up of heat rash on my hands 😦

I miss it and I’m looking forward to Autumn days curled up with tea and knitting – but in the mean time there is Summer! And this Summer there is Sewing!

I made some cushion covers for my sister’s new place from her left over curtain fabric:

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And a little pinafore dress for my niece with different curtain remnants (just like in The Sound of Music!) and some cupcake fabric remnants I had lying around:



I'm pretty sure this is the pic I took of the bit I did wrong, and had to re-do.

Error! I had to peel these interfaced pieces apart and sew them together correctly.



Knitting is on the cards shortly and I’ve got a sweet pic of my yarn stash to look forward to for next time! Till then, happy stitchin. xx




I’ve been cheating on knitting with other crafts! I’ve been spending time making zines and teaching myself to do embroidery:

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and even crochet! Yes I know I used to say crochet is stupid and I still say that quite a lot when it goes wrong. I only said it was stupid cause I couldn’t do it, of course. Now I can! (Sort of). Not many pics of crochet things because they are to be gifts but here’s a sneaky peek at a baby bootee:


I’ve been trawling Ravelry today so my love affair with knitting is set to resume shortly 🙂 what can I say, I have a lot of love to give. xx