January 12, 2022
I know lots of you out there have been waiting for word about the "yarny" side of things ever since I announced a suspension of the Sock Club and my yarn dyeing in the middle of last year. A neck/shoulder injury made it impossible to continue dyeing yarn, and I announced a hiatus to give myself time to heal. (You can read the original announcement in this blog post: Sock Club News.)
Well, I've got news about the "yarny" situation. Depending on how you look at it, probably a good news/bad news situation.
The good news is - my neck/shoulder/arm are definitely better. Taking the break really helped give it time to heal and feel more like a normal arm! That said, it's never going to be completely normal. I'll always have to manage how much I can do with it.
But...right now it's feeling really good! And I'm going to take advantage of that and start doing just a bit of yarn dyeing one day a week. My plan is to stock up slowly and have a shop update in April or May.
The bad news is - I'm not going to re-start the Sock Club. I know I couldn't possibly keep up that pace. The amount of twisting alone would do me in! :) I know it's not the news some of you were hoping to hear. But it's most important to me to remain pain-free.
Other than that, I'm not making any big plans as far as yarn goes. I'm just going to plug along and see how it goes this year.
Another good thing is that I have actually been able to start knitting again! I had to give that up early last year, and I can't tell you how much I missed it.
The sock pictured above is actually my current project. It's been over a year since I knit a sock, if you can believe it. The yarn is Sojourn Sock in the colorway Days End. It's yummy.
I was actually a little scared about trying to knit again. Afraid that it would hurt or aggravate things. But not so far...yippee! I am happy, happy, happy to be able to knit again!
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I'm Robin, the designer behind October House. You've found my blog, where I ramble on about stitching and sewing and anything else that catches my fancy!
I love quiet colors, gentle stitches and making things by hand.
" Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall." - F. Scott Fitzgerald