My hand and wrist were doing really well. On Christmas Day, I had only the smallest of flashes of heat. Almost back to normal. One week into my 4 weeks off, I was pretty optimistic about my chances of overcoming the RSI.
Then on Boxing Day I tried to pick up a picnic basket expecting it to be a lot lighter that was. I felt my wrist go ‘crunch ‘and it hurt. Yesterday I was sore and had lost flexibility. I was back to how my wrist had been weeks ago.
So yesterday I bought another wrist brace to support it and stop ‘accidents’ during the day. I’ve been wearing one at night as I had a habit of bending my wrist back when lying on my side. Wearing it all the time, however, means it gets a bit grotty. Now I have a cooler, mesh fabric one to wear during the day, and I can wear one while the other is being washed.
This setback is extra frustrating because over the last week I managed to weave for hand towels and to pot holders on the rigid Heddle loom without much reaction from my wrist. I was 90% sure I could continue weaving, as long as the fiddly bits like tying knots were done in small batches.
I was using up the warp I cut for the cat feeding mats that I never ended up making. First I made these pot holders.
Then I added some black to weave these hand towels.
I’m pretty chuffed at how those towels look.
I’ve been browsing through the machine knitting, Bond Sweater Machine and circular sock machine forums on Ravelry. Turns out you can make socks on a flat knitting machine. However, the thinnest yarn the Bond handles is dk or a thinnish 8ply. Hmm. I bought the Bond because it’s light. I don’t really want to buy a heavy, second-hand metal knitting machine. I don’t have the space to set it up permanently, and it’ll be to heavy to set up and dismantle all the time.
But oh, those circular sock machines are tempting.