Self-control vs. Soft & Shiny!

Hello! Happy Thursday :) One of the projects I'm working right now is an Ease sweater (designed by Alicia Plummer) in Juniper Moon Farm's Moonshine yarn. Moonshine is a single ply yarn, 40% alpaca, 40% wool, 20% silk. That means it is HELLA soft and shiny and SO lovely to work with!

Ease is a simple top down raglan sweater with, as the name suggests, some positive ease built in. It's supposed to be kind of slouchy & loose-ish and cozy. I am really loving knitting it, and excited about the finished piece, which I think will be the best for hanging out at home (which is pretty much my jam).

sore wrist

Buuuuut.... I've been having some pretty persistent wrist pain the last few weeks, and it's interfering with my knitting. I know it's been brought on by a combination of near-constant keyboard, mouse, and trackpad use, as well as a couple of projects with lots of plain garter or stockinette in the round (meaning, knit knit knit knit knit knit...). I've been exercising lots of self-control and didn't even touch my knitting for almost a week.

Then this morning, I felt so much better, that I knit a few rows on Ease. Nope. Still pinchy-tingly-sore.

So, instead of making progress on my soft, squishy, shiny sweater, I'm icing my wrist and trying to type a bit less. I'm too young to have aches and pains!! ;)