Knit Without Ceasing, Rheumatoid Arthritis

A pair of socks

Like so many other things in my life, knitting is compromised. I used to label these posts “Knit Without Ceasing” to indicate the time I spent knitting, but now it means something different. Every time I finish a knitting project, I feel a sense of accomplishment. Every scarf or shawl or pair of socks is a victory cry: RA did not take away my knitting!!!

This may not always be true, but for now, I’m still knitting. Not as much as I would like, but I am knitting.

eye of partridge heel

This is a plain old pair of socks, dolled up with an eye of partridge heel. I meant them for myself, and I am modeling them, but they really fit LP better (her foot is just a half-size larger.) So they are now hers.

The yarn is from Opal’s Harry Potter line, in the Lupin colorway. For fans, I think we see Tonks in the pink woven through with the werewolf grey. Click on the pictures for a closer view.

Next to go on the needles, a pair of socks for someone outside my household, as part of the Give Away Five Handmade Things Initiative of 2011.

I know I won’t be able to do these things at the rate of speed I would like. I can’t spend every evening knitting anymore. But if I pace myself, I can do enough to keep up my skills and keep my hand from getting stiff (or stiffer). I have several projects on various sizes of needles, and that seems to help.

5 thoughts on “A pair of socks”

  1. As a HP fan, i immediately went to the yarn…alas…discontinued.I found your blog several years ago. (You had knitted an advent stole) It's given me a lot of pleasure. I too am from VA but now living far away.Thank you for sharing your life.Wanda

  2. wanda, a lot of that line was ruined in a flood, so there wasn't much, and some of the colorways were lost altogether. It's too bad! They were cute. I made my son a pair in a Ron Weasley colorway. (Probably the last pair of socks I will ever knit for a man.) Thanks for saying hi.

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