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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.

20 thoughts on “Waterlily Progress

  1. 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.

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

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

    1. I have this weird thing with finishing one thing before starting another. But, no more!

  3. 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.

    1. Thanks. I feel so wild and free with two projects!

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

    1. I know! What’s next! Maybe three…

  5. 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

    1. Thanks. I love the color. I think that was the original draw.

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

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  9. 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. ????

    1. 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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