Just as my sewing has been a little scanty lately, there hasn’t been a lot of knitting in the last two weeks. Partly because I’ve been too tired in the evenings, and partly because my reoccurring pain in my thumb joints has been back, and the knitting aggravates it. I’m not sure if it is arthritis or repetitive motion tendinitis, but I have learned that when they hurt, knitting is not the way to go.
But I can’t stay away from the needles completely, or my hands start to itch for the feel of yarn. So I’ve been working a little at a time on my socks.
The legs of both are done, the heel flaps and gussets shaped, and I’m now beginning the feet. The pattern (Petty Harbour socks) is a simple one, though I switched out the heel stitch for my favorite eye of partridge stitch pattern because I think it is one of the hardest wearing, and I’m hard on sock heels.
I will be going back to the yarn store as soon as these are done to get more Malabrigo sock yarn. Such lovely non-pooling colors!