I just bought this book. It looks like a pretty great and thorough guide when I flipped through it at the book store.
The #green and #yellow or the green and green. #knitting #colour #colors #dilemma
Now to decide whether I want to take out the last 36 rows because I prefer this colour contrast to the previous one…
Since I have been working on the bag so long, I needed a quick project to bolster myself. I started this scarf late Friday night, and have been working at it in little bits throughout the weekend, trying to use the little balls of bulkier yarn ends I picked up at Value Village.
I’ve just been changing colours when I run out of the little balls. I switched from a grey/yellow stripe, to a grey/celery stripe, and then a grey/olive green stripe, and now I’m into a moss green/olive green stripe.
I started it in garter stitch, but decided I wanted stockinette, so I switched a while in.
Time for the weekly check in. As you can see, I reached the next round of 2 rows knitted, and have placed my measuring tape there just for a size reference.
As you can see, my bag is really starting to take shape. The “design” aka those 2 rows, came from the other day when I wasn’t paying attention and started knitting from the inside of the bag instead of the outside. Since I’d started from one of my markers, I decided to do a couple rows of it before switching back since it looked good.
For having to pull this back all the way to the beginning only a couple weeks ago, and having only knitted on it for a few days since then, I think I’m making much better progress.
Knitting pain comes from overuse of joints and muscles. Massage therapist Kate Howe demonstrates to top 5 hand stretches for relief.
Some stretches for pain relief. I regularly do these to deal with the arthritis pain I have, so I know they work.
So I encountered an issue with my bag and ended up knitting 3/4 of a row backwards. So I pulled out the stitches and tried again and did the same thing. Probably did this about 5 times, so I decided I’d pull off the entire row and when I went to pick up the stitches I dropped too many of them and ended up pulling the project back to the very first marker.
But after a couple afternoons, I’m back to where I was before I had made the error. To prevent from doing this again I marked the tips of my needles with different colors.
This is how my bag is coming along so far. I haven’t made as much progress as I’d like, but I think I’m doing alright for my first large project.