Last night, post blogging about my sore wrist, I thought back on previous times I’ve suffered and it’s invariably been when using a circular needle. I obviously do something when knitting with circulars that aggravates it. The doctor says it’s not carpel tunnel or RSI but strained muscle. In the picture below if you draw a line up the side of my arm from my thumb, from where my bracelet starts for two inches upwards is where it hurts – and I do have a pronounced muscle there!
So, an hour earlier than I’d normally stop knitting I was done. I immediately started thinking about projects that could be knitted on straight needles. I want to make my niece a cardy to go with the tunic I’ve already finished and I have some Rowan luxury cotton DK in a pretty purple I plan to use. I’d quizzed her earlier about the shapes she likes and established a frill was pretty high on the list of essential elements. So digging through my patterns I found this:
I loved the now discontinued Just Bamboo yarn and knitted this cardy for both my sister and my Mum at different times. The yarn I have, although DK, is pure cotton and will adapt easily to this pattern. Although I’ve done it before, it’s been a while so I don’t think I’ll get bored of it. Plus it’s easy knitting and I think I need a bit of that at the moment.
I might even cast on later 😄