I wasn't kidding when I said there has been knitting.
What you see above are the back, left front and half of the right front pieces.
But peeps, how come no one mentioned the Dangers of The Denim? Seriously, I knew it would be similar to knitting with cotton and I was trucking along with caution -- taking breaks every hour or so and not really knitting for more than two hours each day. However, something came over me this weekend -- I think it might've been an out-of-season urge to hibernate, combined with crappy weather -- and I became a woman possesed. I maniacally knit on this thing for a good SIX HOURS.
Yes. SIX. On DENIM.
Things seemed fine -- no noticeable pain or discomfort -- so I just chugged along obliviously. But, the next day...the NEXT day, people...ooh, I paid the price. My elbow was completely sore, and every teeny muscle in my arm ached as if I'd worked it out to epic proportions after a long period of not working out at all (this scenario is actually not completely out of the question in my case as it applies to my entire body, but this is a knitting blog so I won't go there).
Sunday was spent cursing the denim and going through some strange knitting withdrawal.
I was not a happy Olive. Nope. Not happy at all.
Today I still feel some elbow soreness, but only when I actually apply pressure -- the rest of the arm is just a bit stiff -- so I took a baby step and began my Sockapalooza socks with the fabulous Sundara Yarn.
In any case, I've done this with cotton in the past and it did result in an achy arm the next day, but typically I notice some achiness as I'm knitting and I can judge when enough-is-enough. This...this was like...
WHOLE GRAIN ALCOHOL.
Don't pretend you don't know of what I speak. Just like the insidious process of whole grain alcohol -- where you drink and drink and feel nothing, only to stand up and fall over, completely bypassing the feel-good part of drinking and falling head first to the massively ill part (which most of us try our best to avoid) -- Denim is The Whole Grain Alcohol of The Yarn Planet.
Be forewarned people, this denim, it's not for the faint of heart.
Here are my progress shots. Take them in peeps, because there won't be any for at least another week. Like the Whole Grain, it's best to establish some distance before going back.