It’s no secret that I am, by nature, fairly tightly wound. I have problems relaxing and I have myriad troubles with my head and neck because that’s where I carry all my tension. They used to call it “high-strung” and I still am to some extent but in my old age, I’m learning to control it more. Unfortunately, since murder is still technically illegal, that means I carry a lot of it around and it manifests as a tense neck and shoulders.
And this translates to my knitting, which is going to be a big problem. I’ve been practicing colorwork to see if I can handle doing a ton of it and also because after the Tetris afghan, if I have to weave in 20395823 ends every time I change colors, I will kill someone.
But I’m hitting a wall here, and I think it has to do with my tension issues. Tense shoulders = tense knitting and it pulls my colorwork all out of whack. I have a couple of things I can try to address it, but I’m not sure there’s a good solution that doesn’t involve me getting a massage therapist on staff here at The House of Flying Pigs.