Thursday: It’s All About the Socks

Hello blogging world and friends! Have you been wondering where my posts have been lately? Before I get into my socks, here’s the story.

I finally finished my never ending Cables and Lace Shawlette Test project. Towards the end I started feeling a lot of pain in my wrist and elbow on the right hand side. My pinky finger was totally numb and my ring finger was half numb. Some days I could barely bend my hand and had difficulty holding onto a glass or opening a passenger side car door. I soldiered on because I knew I had a deadline (stupid me should have just let the designer know); however had to stop knitting for 2 1/2 weeks after that to rest and heal.

My real life job consists of being on the computer all day, so I restricted all personal computer use and knitting. I also bought a wrist brace and elbow brace to wear at night to stop my arm from curling up during sleep, as well as alternating heat and ice. It’s a condition I dealt with a long time ago, so I knew exactly what I needed to do. It’s called Cubital Tunnel Syndrome and deals with the ulnar nerve. Sort of like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but on the other side of the hand. I’ve also been doing the exercises I was given at that time to stretch the ulnar nerve and help it heal. It’s slowly getting better and it was driving me crazy not to knit, so I’ve started back slowly.

I haven’t done too much on my socks because of the teeny, tiny needles; however I have made some progress! When last we spoke of my Hermione’s Everyday Socks, I was 4 pattern repeats (of 4 rows) into the instep. When I started it again, I picked up where I left off, not realizing I had forgotten to mark a row on the pattern 😦 I got to 10 pattern repeats before I realized that something was wrong. D’oh! I had to tink back all 40 rows and start that section again. I’m now back to 10 pattern repeats and almost to the toe.

Another question I had in my last point dealt with knowing when to stop the pattern repeats and start the toe decreases. I did a little research and found out that the toe decreases actually add about 2 inches. So with me, I will need to stop the pattern repeats right around the mark where my big toe starts.

So, that’s where I am with my sock! How about you? Anything good on your needles lately?

I’m still not sure if my fellow sock knitters are back on the Thursday Sock Knit-A-Long schedule as of yet; however if you want to join us in knitting socks, link up and check out what Maggie, Hannah and Alex are doing over on their blogs!

Until next time, Happy Knitting!

PS…the next sock post really will be all about the socks 🙂 You can click on the images below to make them bigger.


11 Comments Add yours

  1. olannand says:

    I love your yarn, it really compliments the stitch pattern. I own a beautiful red pair of Hermoine Socks, but have to confess that a friend knitted them for me. They’re one of the warmest pairs of knitted socks I own, so I really should knit a pair or two for myself.

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    1. Thank you very much! I love the yarn with this pattern 🙂 They are pretty easy. You should really give it a try!


  2. Looks awesome!! I will get back on the sock bandwagon soon!

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    1. I don’t know how with all the test knits you are doing 🙂 You are one crazy, wild woman!

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      1. Ha! It’s true!

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  3. Sorry to hear you’ve been struggling. These things never go away -, do they? I had tennis elbow years ago and every so often it sneaks back. Look forward to seeing the sock post 🙂 Have a good and restful weekend.

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    1. Thank you! It’s been since the early 2000’s since I’ve had the issue; however I wholeheartedly agree. I hope you have a fantastic weekend too!

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  4. Hannah says:

    Your socks are super professional Paula. I’m glad your nerves are mending and your able to get knitting again. I will be socking it on Thursday too now! 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much, Hannah! I’m excited you’ll be joining back in. I hope to get back to my Hermione’s socks soon. I might make another worsted pair before trying to tackle them again.

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