|Summerflies Shawl by Holly and Ella Knits|
Lately, though, my carpal tunnel has been acting up so that's a concern. I think I'll need to be very very careful about limiting myself to only an hour or so of knitting at max a day just so I don't over-strain my hands. My right hand has been especially painful; frappuccino season has begun. I don't even like to think on the fact that a beverage is ruining my hands rather than my hobbies and career path.
On the subject of knitting, my Knitwear: design and construction class is going so-so. I never seem to have enough time to make ample swatches per each technique learned... I blame that on work and there not being very many knitwear workshops level one students can attend. But, I am happy that I'm comfortable doing the different techniques. Knowing the different way the machinery works always impresses me. I can't wait for the final project when we get to create our own unique swatches with accompanying story boards and designs.