Q: What happens when a knitter, who deigned to call her blog "Too Much Wool", starts knitting with non-wool yarns?
Looks pretty, non? What this picture doesn't show is the pain in my hands.
Now, I may sound like I'm kvetching (well, I kind of am), but I do really like this project. I even like the yarn (Southwest Trading Co 100% Bamboo).
In my ever-widening quest to hunt down the UFOs and eliminate them [that was supposed to sound valiant, but somehow wound up sounding violent], I picked up the Lotus Blossom tank. Abandoned since last June, it seemed like an easy garment project to try to finish. That, and the fact that the weather had suddenly turned to summer here, the bamboo yarn seemed like the perfect keep-my-hands-from-sweating project.
And it is. I have to admit that by the time I was done with the lace, I was actually looking forward to the stockinette section - times do change, don't they?. K2tog, the dreaded double decrease with inelastic yarn - it all made stockinette look awfully desirable.
But my hands? Ouch. Before I get lectures on repetitive stress injuries and ergonomics, I know all about them. I've had to be careful with my hands for the last ten years, almost having blown them out with a combination of quilting and computer work. However, here it is, the first day of June, and I. want. a. tank. I also want a finished garment. Enough with the little things, they're fun and portable but I have enough GUFOs (Garment UFOs) to clothe a small town.
I'm verging on pulling out something wooly for a break, but in the meantime, I'm carefully monitoring my hands, and working on the bamboo. (And hoping that I didn't go overboard with lengthening the lace portion, but that's another matter.)
In the sock world - thanks to everyone who bought my Loksins sock pattern. Also, a very big thanks to Ms. Habetrot (check out the uber cool post she wrote on the Ladakh spindler), for her sidebar button magic for the sock.