Waterlily Progress

Waterlily is on the needles. After four hours of knitting, my wrists were starting to hurt. I almost didn’t buy the linen yarn because I feared it would cause my hands to hurt as cotton often has…and I was right. I should have trusted my instincts.

But I just couldn’t resist the color, and I was eager to try knitting with linen for the first time.

I am tempted to scrap the whole project, give away the remaining skeins, and start the pattern over with a stretchier wool yarn that will be more forgiving on my aching wrists. For now, I think I will take it slow…maybe a few rows per weekend…and plan to finish next summer. If I am lucky.

In the meantime, I have switched gears and cast on a new wool-based project to ease up on my wrists but keep the needles twirling. This marks THE FIRST TIME I have knit more than one project at a time.

It is getting crazy around here.

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20 Comments

  • Reply Karin July 10, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    What??!! The first time?? I’ve had multiple WIP’s almost since the time I could hold needles. Maybe you could swap your linen for a linen blend? I have the same issue with cotton and linen but have found that a blended yarn works well.

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

      I think I am committed at this point. Trudge on or bail completely. Next time, I will choose more wisely.

  • Reply wolfberryknits July 10, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    A monogamous knitter, I had heard of this but doubted such a person existed! I am in awe of your self control!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Bekki Hill July 11, 2015 at 1:59 am

    I’m impressed with the monogamy too. Sorry to hear the yarn is causing you problems, but at least little and often will get you there in the end.

  • Reply nanacathy2 July 11, 2015 at 5:03 am

    It is a gorgeous colour. You are on a slippery slope now with two projects on the go!

  • Reply Brittany July 11, 2015 at 5:59 am

    The color is beautiful! I tried a linen blend for a shirt I knit recently. I had a bit of wrist pain for a day or two after finishing, but I decided to blame it on a bike ride I went on. I’m never willing to admit that knitting can cause me pain

  • Reply littleblackdogsa July 13, 2015 at 4:25 am

    It is absolutely beautiful. And your yarn is stunning, I love the colour so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • Reply sleepinghorse July 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    Ah, someone else who has one project at a time! I only cast on more than one project at a time when I have a good reason to, like yours. I don’t think I would ever have a finished object if I didn’t. ????

    • Reply Andrea @ This Knitted Life July 28, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Yes! And my mistake never would have happened if I had only been working on one project…I never would have confused the two.

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