Sunday, May 21, 2006

The thumb is Hurt

Re my last post "A Cotton One", I have knitted the 2 x 2 ribs for about 7 inches. But I don't like it very much after watching it for a while. I think I will rip it and find another summer cotton pattern. The colour is really nice, I like it.

I have not posted to the blog for about 3 weeks for my thumb is hurt. When I get up on one day, I feel pain on the joint of my left hand's thumb, I don't know why. I have tried some treatments but no progress. My mother gives me her chinese medicine oil, I don't what it is, it is quite smelly but acceptable (you know, mother always has traditional ancient medicine oil at home). I treat it on my thumb joint days and nights for about 2 weeks, it works. The pain is lessen and about 90% recovered. I hope the thumb will be recovered with one more week. This is why I have no much progress of my knitting. Bye now, I need to make some treatment on my thumb.

Monday, May 01, 2006

A Cotton one

Summer is coming, I always want to knit a cotton sweater. After searching all my stash, I have this very very thin cotton yarn. From the yarn label, it is for crochet lace, 50g/400m of each skein, and suggest to use 1.5mm needle, so you can image how thin it is. Browsing all my pattern books, I still cannot find a sweater suitable for this cotton yarn. After thinking for about 1 week, now I decide to knit a sleeveless cardigan using 2 string knitted together, there is no pattern, I design it by myself just pick this and that from the pattern books.

When combined 2 strings together, I can use 4mm needle to knit and it is more easy for me to handle. For the upper part of the cardigan, I will use this diamond pattern (I don't know why I love all kind of diamond patterns very much). For the lower part, it is 2x2 rib for about 5 to 6 inches long.

I only get 3 skein of this cotton on hand, hope it is enough to complete one.