I wonder…

…if Ravelry has just sucked the life out of most knitting/crochet blogs. I sure know it has taken a toll on mine!

I am currently addicted to the Gedifra sweater that I started last week. It’s been a very fun knit! I am finished with the front and back which means I get to cast on for 2 three-quarter length stockinette sleeves today. I can’t decide if I want to do them at the same time or separately. There are no real pro’s or con’s on the issue, it’s just what strikes my fancy when I sit down to cast on. I have a sneaky suspicion that it is going to be too big even though I knit the small size & my gauge is perfect. I added length to the body because I want a more tunic length style sweater. I am very excited to have it done soon!

The Venezia hasn’t had much work done on it lately. I had a bad head/chest cold and lost my motivation on it. I couldn’t follow the chart so the Gedifra sweater took over priority #1. Once the Gedifra is done I plan to re-focus on the Venezia. I am well into the armhole so the body shouldn’t take me more than a day or two to finish. Then the sleeves. I have yet to truly read the pattern so I am not quite sure what to expect. Are they in the round? Are they flat and then seamed? I have a sneaking suspicion they are in the round and that just makes my joints ache on such small diameter needles. Magic loop will be the trick with this one, not the 11″ circs I would normally use for sleeves in the round.

Speaking of sleeves in the round, the Trapeze jacket has taken a serious hit in the attention dept. This is where it’s at right now.

And for now that is where it’s staying ;o)

The sleeves in the round with tons of short rows for the shoulder shaping is killing my joints. I may need to beef up on joint juice before I pick this one back up!

 

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0 responses to “I wonder…

  1. Joint juice… I bet that would make a difference! I say, getcherself some!

    Oh, your poor little Trapeze jacket. I will work on it for you!! You make me socks, why not? 🙂

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  2. I hear you on the joint juice, but you’re so close to finishing Trapeze! Take some Tylenol Arthritis Formula and you’ll turn into Superwoman for sure.

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  3. I don’t know what it is but I have NO desire to work on the Trapeze. I know for a fact I will wear it alot once it’s done but the knitting of it makes me very rebellious ;o)

    I think what I should do is switch to magic loop for the sleeves and I won’t have as much pain.

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  4. Maybe if I have it out where I can see it it might get worked on. Last night after knitting I had George listen to my wrist crack & pop. He wasn’t too pleased with all the noise it makes lol

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  5. What’s all this bitchin’!? Joint juice? Cracking wrists? Holy crap! What are you, a little old lady? Get back in the game and pick up those sticks! I wanna hear them click clacking together & see the splinters fly!
    -Ali

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  6. Oh don’t you worry! There is always a faint smell of smoke lingering around my knitting chair from needles flyin’. And yes, after my 3 kids and the hell that is life I admit, I do feel like a little old lady sometimes. But then my mom yells at me to stop whining & I get on with life ;o) So I do.

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  7. Does that mean you are coming to church on Sunday? Yippee!!

    I feel fine really, it’s just the little quirks of arthritis at a young age (ha, young! I feel like I am 90 most of the time)

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  8. This, I know to be true! You are one tough cookie & I love you! Just do me one favor, make sure you have new batteries in all your smoke alarms for when the knitting is ON!

    ❤ Ali

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  9. Oh the joys of arthritis! I’m sure I have my share, I just don’t go to the doc to find out… And I know exactly what you mean about just not feeling motivated to work on certain projects. But they sit and wait for us to be ready for them again. I am glad to hear you are on the mend, and amen to the smoke detector suggestion!

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  10. Oh, and about Ravelry? That could be the absolute truth. It is awfully hard to keep up my blog and try to add things to Ravelry regularly, too. Plus uploading all those pics into flickr, and trying to locate all the yarn info and dates, and…I could go on and on, but you see how lame my info on Ravelry is! 😉

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  11. Very nice-looking sweater!

    I don’t know about Ravelry. Somehow, I just can’t get the hang of it as a place where I want to spend time. Something about it doesn’t work for me. I sure like looking at all the pretty yarn and knitting/crocheting, though!

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