Arghhh! I have carpal tunnel issues no doubt aggravated by my avid knitting! One handed typing is pretty slow, so this will be a very short post. I do love this vest by Marianne Isager. Both the shape and the color just make me smiled wish for fall weather. The kit came from Tutto, based in Santa Fe, who had a booth at the recent Interweave yarn fest here in Colorado. The yummy Alpaca and Silk Mohair yarns are held together throughout the piece.
The pattern is a little unusual in that Isager has you count rows for length rather than knit for so many inches, claiming that it will all work out in the blocking. After doing a bit of math it seemed my vest was coming up way too short, so I decided to knit to the calculated length. This seemed to work well for me, but I had to keep an eye on all stitch counts after that. Let’s just say this pattern isn’t a good choice for a beginning knitter unless they get gauge in width and height. Intermediate knitters wouldn’t have a problem making adjustments. Isn’t the back pretty?
Physical therapy starts in a week! I have finished sewing two tops so there will be sewing project posts soon….
Thanks Wendy, Great red vest. Love the back. Looking forward to seeing you, Red, in that red vest. Sorry to learn about the carpal tunnel issues…especially because YOU are a MAKER.
Where are you doing the physical therapy? On October 20 I am having a total knee replacement on my left knee. Old sucks. I know that I will also need physical therapy after that surgery. Please send our best regards to Jim. Mickey
Sorry to hear about the CT, but that is one beautiful vest!
oh, and the vest is very cool.
Do you knit both picking and throwing? (english and continental) I had a similar after making a linen Boxy sweater. A round of steroids and a brace and cutting way back on my knitting (sigh) finally helped. And like you, it wasn’t mt dominant hand that hurt. Hope it gets better!
I’m sorry to hear you are experiencing pain. Knitting did that to me…I had to give it up after 25 years. But sewing seems to be fine!!!
Thanks, as long as I can sew I’ll be happy!
So sorry to hear of the wrist issues – I had carpel tunnel right after the delivery of each child many years ago – a rice bag heated in the microwave alternated with a bag of frozen peas provided some relief altho hopefully treatments have progressed since then! It still flares up when I knit with tiny needles sometimes…. Hope the PT does the trick before your upcoming travels…
If you don’t use spring loaded scissors (Fisker) I would recommend getting a pair. You will be amazed by the relief on your hands by not repeatedly opening scissors.
Weird thing is that it’s my left hand and I’m right handed! But, I do use spring loaded Fiskars😊
Now this is my fav…….very flattering……you ccould find excuses to wear this….love it! Mom
On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 5:00 PM, West Zen Studio wrote:
> West Zen Studio posted: “Arghhh! I have carpal tunnel issues no > doubt aggravated by my avid knitting! One handed typing is pretty slow, so > this will be a very short post. I do love this vest by Marianne Isager. > Both the shape and the color just make me smiled wish for fall weathe” >
This does look like something you would wear!
I had the carpal tunnel surgery on both wrists after putting it off for over 20 years. All I can say is it was a miracle for me. I still deal with arthritis but the carpal tunnel issues are gone, baby, gone. I’m an artist and am always doing something with my hands. It was a dream come true. Find the hand doctor that doctors go to for their carpal tunnel surgery and go for it!
Thanks for the advice…I’ll start checking around just in case P.T. doesn’t help.
You are probably using your left hand to steady and hold the work you are doing with your right hand. My left hand was much worse than my right and I realized it was my bracing hand for metalwork. PT should help but it may only be temporary, ice, use a brace! Good luck!