Maya's caterpillars have grown substantially, she holds the caterpillar cup and says "hungry" over and over while flapping her arms. It won't be long now before the chrysalis stage when the real fun starts. (I'm starting to wonder when I'll enter the post apocalyptic Girl Scout Cookie Chyrsalis, should be any second now).
I took a Knitting Ergonomics class by Carson Demers at Stitches West. The class structure had you examine your own habits and look for potential problems. After a little introspection I was finally able to determine that slick, fingering weight yarn works best for me on wooden needles. The Holz and Stein needles slow me down just enough to prevent repetitive wrist strain like the kind I experienced while designing Crop Circle. Carson was a fantastic teacher, warm, friendly, and informative. And he helped prevent my arm from looking like Maya's broken down Dino toy by the end of the week.
Carson also advocated working on varied projects with different sized needles, and yarns. I've taken that idea and run with it. Thanks to his suggestion I have *some* number of knitting and spinning projects where *some* number lies between 10 and Infinity. And I take short breaks in between the alarmingly high number of knitting projects to do productive things like
shop on etsy compulsively spruce up the blog for Spring.
What do you think? That sounds plausible right? Etsy shopping is for good health. Just like frequent Girl Scout Cookie breaks spaced evenly throughout the day.
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