a little history…

I have knitters envy. I look around the blogsphere at all the knitting blogs out there and am so jealous that these people have so much time to knit! Where do they find the time? Not only the time, but they must not sit behind a computer 8-10 hours a day like I do and feel the strain in their shoulders. At the end of last year I had to stop knitting for 9 months due to RSI (repetitive strain injury) in my right shoulder. I was going to a fyio, having massages, trying to rest my shoulder and arm, but still the pain was terrible. For months. Finally after coming back from a vacation in New Zealand this April (with sacks full of yarn 🙂 ) I was able to start knitting again slowly. But it is a slow, stop and go activity these days.

Today is Sunday, a day for resting, reading, knitting, watching sports on tv. Right? Wrong! I spent most of the day behind my work computer (ugh, Windows). My right shoulder is again very painful and in knots. No knitting for me last week or for this coming week.

But I want to keep up the knitting bit of this blog (yes I know, I’m doing this on a computer, which is the torture hardware right now) so I’m showing you something I knit about a year ago.

Our next door neighbors have a little girl who is now just over 2.5 years old. She’s adorable. Not long after she was born I decided to knit her a sweater. I wanted it to be personal. So I knit a number 9 on it.

Her name is Nine, which in Dutch is pronounced Nina. I couldn’t resist the reference to the number 9 in English. I bought the kit for the sweater from Breiweb.nl. Knitting is NOT a big craze here in NL so you have to search around to get decent yarn. Anyway, when Nine was the right size to fit into this sweater no one was fast enough to take pictures of her in it. So all I have are these after-the-fact photos taken just the other day.

All you knitters out there who are taking photos of every project you make – carry on! I wish I had done the same. I have about 20 years of knitting projects that I have no record of whatsoever, which is such a shame. I kick myself for not having the foresight to document what I’d done. Ah well. I’ve started now at least!

Now, if I can stop working so many hours behind a computer, or win the lottery, or teach DB to give a good massage, maybe I can get more projects done like the other knitting bloggers!

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