|Oaklet in Tanis Fiber Arts Blue Label, Truffle|
I've got a third shawl-in-the-making on another pair of needles but that's one I'm designing myself so there's not much to show just yet. I'm glad to have these shawls to work on as each is a well-written and relaxing pattern. More than that, I've been having a bit of wrist strain over the last week and mixing up my knitting has helped a lot (thanks for the suggestion, Wei Siew).
I'm knitting with Red Lace US5 for the Oaklet in fingering weight, and I think my hands and wrists are much happier knitting with larger needles and thicker yarn. While I truly love the delicacy of fingering weight yarn, I find that my hands aren't as relaxed as when I'm knitting with DK or worsted weight. The Amari is flying -- the silk blend is a huge part of the reason why -- and I noticed last night that my hands and wrists didn't ache while knitting it.
I'm going to keep alternating my WIPs. This will keep both shawls humming along and keep my wrists happy. I'd love to hear any other suggestions on how to relieve wrist strain so please let me know.
If you're in the mood to knit a shawl, too, I'm hosting an Amari Shawl KAL, and there's already a nice group of friendly and enthusiastic knitters chatting over here so grab some yarn and join us!