I've been working so hard on this silly wrist of mine - chiropractic care, acupuncture, wearing my brace, doing all the ergonomic good things, and most of all - trying to be sure that I don't do any one activity for too long. Though nothing is making the pain entirely go away, short periods of one activity and changing it up often seems to be the most help of all (though certainly doesn't make for easy editing and writing work. Oh!). It does mean, though, that I've been doing a bit of knitting - just a row or two here and there. The stranded color knitting, as I said before, really is the most pleasurable way to knit if I'm only going to do a row or two at a time. And hats, of course, the most satisfying in that I actually am able to finish something in those little bits of time.
These two hats have been on my needles in recent weeks, they are the Happiest Hat by Mary Jane Mucklestone with a yarn selection from Tammy at Wing and A Prayer Farm. The first one (on the left), I made following the colors the pattern suggested. I love it. I've claimed it as my own, especially because it matches my new colorful glasses, and that seems as good a reason as any to say it's mine. And then I did another with my own color choosing, slightly smaller for a smaller head. That head has been chosen, as the one most excited about this hat was Harper. Pop could use a new hat this fall too, so I'll cast on for him next. And row by row, just like that, I'll finish his too. One row at a time - gosh that mantra just always seems to be what I need to hear. Thank goodness for knitting.