Over the past few months, I have been having some numbness in my hands and arms the past few months that affect my knitting after I’ve been doing a few minutes.
I went to my chiropractor and told her I had a goal to knit every day, but the numbness wasn’t helping. She said the numbness was coming down from my neck due to me having my head down all the time, especially when knitting.
She worked on my arms, hands and shoulders, and showed me a few things that should help. There are pressure points in the shoulders that need to be pressed on, and the muscles moved back and forth to loosen them up.
She said if that didn’t fix it, we would have to try something more specific.
I think another thing adding to the problem is I got a new cell phone and I have been playing games on it a lot, which I couldn’t do on my old cell phone. I probably need to make some changes in how I hold that thing and how I sit when playing it.
I have only missed two days knitting so far. There were a couple of days I was super tired, so I even went to bed early.
The main project I have been working on is the black rainbow socks. I’m on the ribbing and I think I am going to make them crew socks. Even though I love the yarn and I want to use it all up, I also want to be done with these already. lol. Here’s what they looked like as of Jan. 12.
I also picked up the sweater sleeve one afternoon, and now it’s almost to the cuff part. I think I’m going to finish off the cable, then do about an inch of double moss stitch. I need to do some major decreasing in there somewhere and switch to ribbing to make it fit my wrists better. I don’t want drafts of cold air going up the sleeves.
And another thing
I was talking to my knit group telling them how I almost bought the yarn pack for the Knitpicks Hue Shift Afghan. It was on sale for $28 or so. I didn’t get it because I’m supposed to be on a yarn diet and I wasn’t sure I’d like knitting a mitered square. (It is all mitered squares.)
Sierra said she bought the kit and it has just been sitting in her stash for 8 years. Did I want to try it using her kit? Yes. So she dropped it off today and I am most likely going to try knitting a square tomorrow.
I also was going to knit my cousin a hat using some DK weight yarn in purple, her favorite color. I wanted worsted, but I don’t have any good purple worsted. (Photo not true to the purple, but as close as I could get with the program I used.)
I just recently decided to double the yarn to make it a worsted weight. I hate that it took me a week to come up with that idea. I used to be faster on the draw than that mentally. I am slowing down in my middle age.