Finally Getting Some Action

My left hand is still in a brace and will be for the next 3 weeks or so.  My Dr. diagnosed my issue as tendinitis  but I also have arthritis in my thumb … the double whammy!  But he did clear me to craft — for max 30 mins per day — providing I continue to wear the brace (except when sleeping) and take all of the high dosage anti-inflammatory pills he prescribed.  I’ll have to see about that.  With his okay, I got some crafty action; I started this spin during Labor Day weekend while my entire neighborhood was #turnedup for all the weekend celebrations.

Fall Spin

Polwarth apparently needs high twist and I’ve been playing around with treadling and changing the wheel speed to see what works best.  Right now, I’m kinda annoyed that I changed the pulley ratio to the smaller one and am now getting 50 million corkscrews.  But I’m pressing on.  Will work on it some more today.  But in the meantime, I’m just enjoying the ability to spin at my leisure.  Feels great to be crafting again.  😀

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6 comments

    1. Bittersweet more like it. I start soaking up the sweetness then it’s time to stop! LOLOL! But you’re right … my hand is getting stronger, I can feel it and that’s most important right now.

  1. Oh this is beautiful! But I do agree that you should take care of yourself. Tendonitis and arthritis anywhere in the hand is so scary for a crafter.

    Oh and lovely color for that yarn too! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Lina! Scary is an understatement. The tendinitis is all but gone … by the end of October, that should be fully resolved, but the arthritis I know is here to stay … so I’m doing what I can to minimize its effects.

  2. I’m glad you are crafting again, but I do hope you are taking care of yourself.
    When I saw your photo all I could think was I would love to be sitting beside you
    spinning too, it looks great Nicky! And I love the perspective of the photo.

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