Made by Hand

I couldn’t post this until after Christmas, because I was knitting this scarf for my daughter.  I used to knit all the time until about five years ago, when I realized that my hand and wrist issues were being exacerbated by the repetitive motion. I have a real love of yarn and handknits, and, although I was never an expert knitter, it was a relaxing and creative outlet for me. So, I dug out some of my yarn and found a scarf that I had started to knit in 2010- and, knitting only a little at a time, I finished it up for my daughter for Christmas.  I made so many mistakes, but finally the muscle memory kicked in. I know my hands aren’t up to more than a half hour or so a day of knitting, but I plan on digging into my yarn again and finishing up a few projects- a little at a time- baby steps!




11 thoughts on “Made by Hand

  1. Lovely especially the intense color. I am addictive to a book series mostly about people who own business on a street close to Pikes Market in Seattle. The author is Debbie McComber. They are all easy reads, like a good chick flick. But what I wanted to say they center around a Knitting store and the characters that visit the shop to learn to knit in most of the books. I love the fact that I seem to get to know each of the characters through these books. One of the things that are mentioned quite often is how knitting relaxes you, and it is a form of meditation.

    1. Barbara , I love McCombers’ books and even though I don ‘t knit I do other art forms to relax…….Claudia Lowery

    2. I’ve read some of the books too! And another one about knitting- can’t remember the title. I agree about it being relaxing and meditative; it’s a real exercise in mindfulness to count stitches and focus on the pattern- everything else goes away.

  2. I love the color and being a knitter myself I understand the wear and tear it can take on your wrists. Several years ago, someone suggested some hand exercises before I knit and they have really helped me. I can knit much longer than before. I like you have several (understatement) projects that need finishing so after being here I feel more inspired to finish them…..

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