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Let the Autumn knitting commence!

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If you haven’t already done so, it’s time to break out the bigger knitting needles and chunkier yarns, because Autumn is just a month away!

I’ve been knitting up a storm during the last couple of weeks (and my shoulder is telling me all about it!) and hope to have a newly restocked ready knit shop by this weekend.  Scarves knit with handspun, extra long cowls with the plumpest and softest super chunky wool, and maybe even some fingerless mittens with handspun and hand dyed yumminess.

Of course, Autumn also means new knitting patterns!  Here’s what to expect from Phydeaux Designs:

  • Double your pleasure early release
  • New longer lace cowls with super chunky yarn (yes, super chunk lace!)
  • At least three lace shawls
  • At least one chunkier weight shawl (no lace – all texture!)
What about you?  What are you knitting or hoping to knit for Autumn?
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  • Susan Hodges July 1, 2012, 8:52 PM

    What do you do for shoulder/neck pain from knitting too long.? I try to take breaks regularly, then one night of knitting too long or too fast I end up with major pain. I get so frustrated when I do that because I loose time time “resting” the shoulder. Any suggestions??? I knit and crochet for Craft Shows in the fall, so now is the time I really need to produce lots of merchandise. When the shoulder and arm hurts I can’t get things made. Help!! Thanks Susan H.

  • brenda July 1, 2012, 9:18 PM

    Hi Susan! I try to alternate what I’m working on, maybe large needle projects alternated with smaller needle projects, then I have the luxury to also alternate with button and jewelry making, yarn dyeing, pattern writing, etc. But when I have a big order or deadline, I’ve learned to prop up my right arm with pillows and cushions and to make sure that my shoulder is supported with cushions also. If I don’t prop up that arm, I have a lot of pain, so it’s important for me. You might try that! You could also try a shoulder immobilizer, which you can get from a walgreen’s/similar store. As long as you can move your knitting hand/wrist, you should be OK – the key is to keep your shoulder from moving greatly. Also, check in with your doctor. I have a sheet of exercises from my doctor (which I’ll admit I never actually do) and if I wanted to get some physical therapy, I’m sure I could. 🙂

    Hope these help!

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