I managed to complete 1 1/2 sleeves of my Eyelet Chemise today, and do the crochet edging on the finished one. I carried on trying out the combination method that I mentioned yesterday to improve my stockinette tension, and I’m really pleased with the result. Thanks for all the comments about this – I am going to write about this subject in much more detail over the next week or so, and post it with some swatches, as I think it’s a technique that could be very useful to draw upon sometimes.
I really enjoy crocheting, it’s so quick and satisfying, but just doing this little bit reminded me why I don’t do more. I have a tendency to get RSI (repetitive strain injury) in my right hand, not helped by having a job that involves writing all day and then spending my free time knitting. I try not to twist my wrist too much with these activities, but wrist-twisting seems to be pretty much the main action required to do crochet. Never mind, this is a really pretty edging, and I’m sure I can cope!
I signed up for the Knitting Olympics last night, for Team Mine, the Selfish Knitters‘ group team on Ravelry. I’ve never done this before so am pretty excited about it! The idea is to cast on a project during the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics (August 8th) and finish before the Olympic flame goes out on August 24th. That’s 17 days. I don’t have time to do anything too large in that time, so socks seemed like a good idea; several of us have planned a mini-KAL called the Pomatomus Posse, making socks or gloves based on this pattern.