Friday, January 16, 2015

Slow & Steady

TGIF!! I have no idea how this week has flown by so quickly, but it has. I've been pretty quiet due to the lack of knitting, sewing, and pretty much anything. Except for eating. I've been doing plenty of that. Especially when chocolate is involved. Mmm...chocolate. Ok, let's not get distracted!
This past week has been quite the challenge for me, as it would be for anyone who has experienced temporary limited mobility. Last weekend I managed to mess up my neck and back and have spent all week painfully reminding myself to take it easy, only to forget minutes later and proceed to do something like turn my head to the side to look at something and then spend the next minute in agonizing pain. Hence the source for the reason why I haven't been knitting and sewing lately. For a while there I was tempted to wear one of those foam collar things around my neck to avoid any sudden, and otherwise normal, head movements. The pain was so bad that I couldn't knit for a week! A week!! That alone almost killed me. What's the point of being sick or injured if you can't spend the heeling time knitting?? Agony. It was sheer agony. It goes without saying that while I spent my week moving about my house feeling like I was balancing a giant book on the top of my head, I also couldn't blog, attempt to block the few FOs that I have, or even do any proper photography either.
I was so bored. As an avid knitter I didn't think I would ever see the day in which I would find myself bored with nothing to do. It was such an odd feeling. Days of muscle relaxers, anti-inflammatory medication, and one really good massage later and I'm slowly starting to feel like my ol' self again. I even managed to knit for a bit yesterday.
It was bliss.
My computer is still in the process of being looked at, and so I'll just forewarn you now that my posts will still continue to be sporadic and all photos will have to be taken with my smartphone or tablet. Please, just bare with me in my time of desktop-computerlessness. In the meantime I'm knitting towards and itching to get my PinkSand cardigan off the needles. I haven't been this excited and giddy about a hand knit in a while. I'm really hoping to have it all done, blocked, and ready to wear before the month is over. So on that note, I'm going to see if I can sneak in a few stitches before I have to go pick up the Munchkin from school.
What are your plans for the weekend?


  1. I totally relate to feeling bored without knitting and crafting - I've had chronic tendonitis from overuse (including from knitting) for a couple of months, which means absolutely zero knitting allowed. It is SO. BORING. I'm glad you're starting to feel better, though!! Here's to speedy healing ahead :)

    1. I have arthritic pains in my hands that stop me from crafting far too often too, so I understand what you both are going through. Being in pain & not being able to do the one thing you really want to do sucks! I go through it far too often & really have had to learn to pace myself. Over doing something is the worst, so I hope you've found your limit but still been able to craft a little more these days (both of you). Feel better!

      -Cory U of CUExperiments

  2. Thankfully I have never (knock on wood) had an injury the prevented me from knitting. I can't even begin to imagine how horrible that was from you, in addition to the pain of course.
    Happy to hear you are on the mend. Can't wait to see your Pink Sand cardigan!


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