Yarn Along

Yarn Along 6.1.16

I knit so much this weekend that I got a knitting headache. Do other people get these? I get in the habit of thinking my body operates on a different set of rules than anyone else’s, but maybe knitting headaches are common. They’re actually located less in the head than in the jaw, neck, and upper arms. I tend to call all pain above the chest a “headache.”

I’m halfway through Lauren Belfer’s And After the Fire, and I’m enjoying it. The first few chapters had me worried – I thought things might get a little preachy – but I really am enjoying it. I’m learning things I didn’t know about Bach and about other aspects of the 17th-century music scene. So far I recommend it. I’ll let you know more when I’ve finished.

Yarn Along is hosted by Ginny on her blog, Small Things.

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8 Responses to Yarn Along

  1. itsallaboutpurple says:

    i have a “gardening” headache and i am so happy everything is planted!! you left me wondering about your beautiful knit???

    • lfpbe says:

      Sorry — this is a sleeve for an adult-sized sweater. I call it my “sangria sweater.” I hope your gardening headache passes!

  2. itsallaboutpurple says:

    awwww, well it’s beautiful!!!!

  3. Maria Caswell says:

    Ooh, a book about Bach! Well! I get similar violin headaches. If I knit as much as you do I am sure I would get those too.

    • lfpbe says:

      My violinist friend Jonathan has his own neck traction device at home for all his neck and head muscle issues (I’ve used it; it helps me too).

      I am very interested to know what you would think about this book. I’m enjoying it but not loving it. It’s a little – I don’t know – watered down? I’ll review it in more detail once I’m finished.

  4. I always think “oh if i could knit for hours, how wonderful that would be!” But even if it is a project i love, I get tired of knitting about two hours in and must go do something else, or I feel achy and frustrated. I don’t get it. I DO know that you may feel better if you make sure to sit in the MIDDLE of the sofa or in a chair with no arms, or with your elbows down by your sides while you knit. My LYS owner taught me this trick and it is awkward at first but much better for the head and neck.

    • lfpbe says:

      Interesting! I have two standard knitting spots, one in the middle of the couch and one in a recliner… And I was in the recliner all weekend! I’ll have to test that theory out the next time I have several hours free for knitting!

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