Oh well, I've put the very mild, but persistent shoulder ache down to my crochet antics - perhaps a little too much over the summer, but I did find it very relaxing and enjoyable to pick up in between everything else that was going on. I tend to keep my left shoulder quite rigid when crocheting (I'm a right handed crocheter and hence use my left hand to tension the yarn), it all fits together to explain why I might feel an ache in my left shoulder. I found this blogpost quite interesting - isn't it nice to see a man crocheting!!
I've decided to go back to some knitting as I really miss having some kind of needle-craft project to hand. I really enjoyed the speed of crocheting - it works up so fast!, also the creativity of it - so many possibilities :) But I've never had any issues with shoulder aches with knitting so I'm going back to it for the time being. Guess what I'm starting with . . . .
I had these two balls of sock yarn in my stash which I picked up cheaply on E-bay. My recent yarn purchases have been for crochet projects - Oh Dear, so I may have to adapt them for knitting projects, at any rate I can't buy any more yarn for the time being! I'm going to make a plain old basic pair of socks (Vanilla socks in the US??) using Ann Budd's basic pattern. I enjoyed having a little browse through my sock knitting books though - they're such a lovely resource to have . . .
I may have to knit something else up while doing the socks - I think I may feel a scarf coming on! Anyway I hope taking up some knitting work will mark the return of my crafting mojo which seems to have faded a little of late :) I know, I know - where's the tweed, I hear you say!! Hmmmmm - I'm working on it . . . . . :) :) I'm sure I'll feel inspired soon(ish!)
Have a lovely weekend :)