Wednesday, September 4, 2013

yarn along

It has been a few weeks since I have written about any knitting here at Townsend House.  There has been a good reason for that, no knitting has been happening at all!  Several weeks ago my carpal tunnel started acting up in my right wrist.  I'm not entirely sure what set it off, but I think that a few games the kids and I had been playing may have had something to do with it.  I happen to have a wrist guard for such occasions.  But, let me tell you, trying to knit with a wrist guard on my right hand was definitely not working out.  My stitches were all over the place.  And although I am a slow knitter anyways, adding in the wrist guard was not moving me in the right direction speed wise!  So I took a break.  And now I am thinking that all of those projects I had planned to get to in August, since clearly this shawl would be done, need to be scaled back.  Perhaps some sewing for Christmas this year instead of knitting?

I have been reading a lot of books though.  My current read is for a review - A Noble Groom.  It is a pretty good story centered in Michigan in 1880.  It follows the story of a young German woman who is trying to save her farm from being foreclosed on after her husband dies.  It is enjoyable, and a quick read so far, and I can say that with confidence because I am 3/4 of the way through the book.

I feel like I have been reading a lot of other books as well, but when I went back to look over my lists, they are mainly homeschooling books.  Books about homeschooling, how do you homeschool, do you want to be an unschooler, how can you include more projects in school, and then also all the books that I read to the kids during our homeschool time.  I guess that is to be expected of a newbie though, right?

I am looking forward to seeing all the other knitting projects people are working on this week!  Hopefully that will give me some motivation to get back into it again!

Linking up with Ginny, Tami, and Nicole


  1. Sounds like a knitting break is a good idea, that wrist needs a break! Hope it's feeling better soon or less irritated!

  2. I hope your hands improve and your back to knitting again soon.

  3. I have CTS too and knitting with the brace on is not fun. I have been using "Blue Emu" oil several times a day and it has really heped.

    I am a homeschooler and reading homeschool books use to be an obsession with me, not so much anymore as I have been doing this for years. Just remember, go with you heart and everything will be fine.

    1. Thank you for your kind comment! I haven't heard of blue emu oil, I will definitely have to look into it. Thanks for visiting!

  4. Oh dear good luck with the Carpel Tunnel, that is so uncomfortable, do you take tissue salts at all? I find that they help me when I have painful wrists and arms.
    I am loving your project though, gorgeous colour. Taking a break from knitting, as difficult as it seems, will do you the world of good, I do hope you feel better soon.
    Marigolds' Loft

  5. Oops, too much knitting and it begins to hurt. Reading is a good remedy.

    Popping in from Tami's.

  6. I have homeschooled my 4 kids for many years- best years of our lives- the closeness and the connection...all I can say enjoy the moment and breathe- it all works out in the end.
    Beautiful pattern- and I love the rich color.

  7. I hope your CTS eases up soon and you will be back to knitting again soon.

  8. I'm so sorry to hear that your CTS has been bothering you so badly - I can completely understand how frustrating it can be not to be able to do the thing you love because of pain. I hope you recover from this soon and that you don't put too much pressure on yourself to finish your projects. Your shawl looks lovely, but don't try to rush it!

  9. Yikes, sorry about your wrist! I bet it would be hard to knit with a wrist guard on. I hope you can get back to knitting soon!

  10. Hopefully the break will help you to jump back in with renewed vigour!


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