I've been knitting! Well, just a very little bit, but oh it feels so good to be doing so. I think I mentioned that chiropractic care has helped enormously with the carpal tunnel, as well as daily use of the Solomon's Seal Root oil that Deb Soule recommends. And all the right gadgets for my computer work as well, of course...getting ergonomically settled in for long periods of computer time. All for the love of knitting, I tell you! Even if I have to greatly pace myself.
I cast on for the Taproot Cowl (in the latest issue, TRADE, of Taproot, pattern by Beatrice Perron Dahlen) on the plane to Pennsylvania last week, and by the end of the second day of the fair, it was done and on my neck! (And then I spent a day twiddling my thumbs trying to think of ways to entertain my hands without any knitting or strength left in my hands to do so, but that's another story. I ended up folding paper, no joke.) The yarn is from the lovely Tammy at Wing and a Prayer Farm (or rather, from her flock of lovely lady sheep), it's a sweet blend of alpaca and merino, and just right for a cowl. (It's currently being sold as a project kit on the Taproot site. This is the smaller size for reference. And if you're going to make it, please note the very tiny errata!)
I seem to reach for cowls over scarves most days of the fall, winter and spring, so I'm fully embracing that and having many many options when choosing my knitting projects these days. Of course, I'm going to love wearing it a whole lot more when it's less than eighty degrees out. That is coming, right? Let's hope so. There are more cowls to be (knit and) worn!