I couldn't stand it any more. I had to knit something.
My wrists are still a little sore, but I figured if I took frequent breaks, and knit something with larger needles, I might be able to get away with it.
So last night I cast on for Helena. My intention was to just knit the bodice today and then maybe try working on one of my socks in progress - but I couldn't seem to put it down:I only have two repeats left of the lace pattern then it's onto the sleeves. I've made a few modifications (of course) but I'll detail them when I post the finished project. I'm going to knit some Baby Janes to match, and if I have enough yarn left, a hat.
I'm using our Fat Cat yarn. You may remember I dyed this colour specifically for this project. It's a lovely soft semi-solid green with touches of blue, pink and purple throughout. I think it gives it a lovely mottled effect and I'd love to dye some more for a cardi for myself - a grown-up size Helena in fact!
This is a great pattern and it almost makes me want to have a baby of my own. (I said almost, don't get too excited, Mom - if I really get the urge I can still just dress up the cats). I'm hoping it will be treasured by the recipient and when baby is too big, it gets tucked away for another generation - it's just that nice.