Friday, December 11, 2015

The SweetGeorgia Show :: Episode 22


I forgot to mention in my last post...

A few months ago I had the complete honour and pleasure to be interviewed by Felicia Lo of SweetGeorgia Yarns for her podcast, The SweetGeorgia Show! We chatted about everything: from knitting and colour to blogging and balance to tendonitis and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

If you would like to have a listen, Episode 22 is now out! If you do check it out, let me know what you think.

Thank you again Felicia for inviting and for having me on the podcast!


To listen, please check out the following links:
     ♥ The SweetGeorgia Show Podcast
     ♥ iTunes
     ♥ Stitcher Radio


♥ Happy Listening! ♥


7 comments:

  1. I'm sorry your pain got that bad! Yikes! I tend to wear craft gloves when I sleep; I feel it helps my blood circulation. I try to stretch now before using the laptop and knitting. I need to do that today. It was fun to hear your voice. It always feel like an eye opener when I hear a knitter/blogger's voice for the first time.

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  2. OMGosh! I love color too but pretty much have all neutrals in my drawers and closet. And yes, my knits are the pops of color. I've in the past purged yarn by donating to knitting clubs at the school where my daughters used to attend in San Francisco. It felt really good, especially getting rid of those leftover balls.

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    1. Thanks for the idea of donating leftovers and unwanted yarn to a school. I'll have to see if my son's class or the rest of the school is in need of more craft supplies! :)

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  3. I only discovered your blog recently - how serendipitous that you speak about tendonitis/rsi right now! I had to take a break of almost a year and a half from knitting due to very similar problems - which I think were brought on by a combination of knitting and typing. I've only gotten back to it recently, after having gone to a physiotherapist, and I'm still working on the best strategies which will help me avoid pain. My physio had also mentioned the possibility of wearing a brace when I sleep, now that I hear it from you as I well I think I should try it! And the Portuguese knitting is intriguing - I watched one video and it was sort of like backwards knitting (I'm a continental knitter myself), funny but I'll have to try! Anyway, all this to say hello from a new reader :)

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    1. Welcome and thanks for reading!! :)

      I hope you've had a chance to try out the brace when you sleep and that it has helped you out! I think working on strategies to help avoid pain is an ongoing process. I know I've changed my mouse to a trackpad for that very reason. So far it's been working and I don't feel wrist fatigue. Even though I wouldn't wish RSI or CT on anyone, I'm feeling a whole lot better in knowing just how many other knitters are in the same boat as I am. It's been great hearing what others have done to help alleviate their symptoms. Happy 2016 to you! :)

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  4. Longtime lurker, but I thought I'd come out of hiding to tell you how much I enjoyed your podcast with Felicia! (I actually discovered your blog googling pictures of how the Sweetgeorgia colorway "Riptide" worked up.) It was delightful to be able to hear you, as well as enjoying your gorgeous WIPs and FOs over the years.

    I thought I was developing carpal tunnel earlier this year, but testing showed it was probably just (well, "just") arthritis. I make sure to stretch out my hands really well before and after knitting. I also started using a split keyboard and ergonomic mouse (Microsoft's Sculpt versions) at my day job, which requires a lot of typing, and haven't had any flare-ups since I've been using them. Fingers crossed! Hope your wrists continue to feel better.

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    1. Hello!! :) I'm a lurker too, so I greatly appreciate you coming out of hiding!

      I couldn't get used to a split keyboard but I did change my mouse to a trackpad, which has helped a great deal. I'm glad that you were able to find out early (? not saying it's good that you found something "wrong" with your hand, but the lesser of the two evils?) that you had arthritis instead of developing both arthritis and CT, and can find strategies to work around those symptoms. Good luck to you and happy 2016!!

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