Friday, May 15, 2015

Not Knitting.

Thursday's walk...the baby geese are growing up fast!
...I woke up Sunday with a very sore right arm; the few rows I attempted made it worse. I gave it a few hours rest and some ice and tried again that afternoon. nope. I haven't knitted since then. Five whole days ago. I am happy to report that my arm feels a lot better - and I'm going to try a little (really, just a "little"!) knitting this weekend just to see how it goes. I have an appointment with an elbow specialist on Wednesday. I wonder if I'll be the first knitter she's seen? my guess is no.

In any event, it's been a weird week. No knitting. No Charlie (although Katie has been very good about sharing photos and we've even facetimed a few times). No long walks with Holly (of course she can't walk the whole way so I'd carry her...in my right arm). No TV (I just can't do it without the knitting!).

Instead, I've been

reading. I started and finished Liane Moriarty's Three Wishes, Lucy Knisley's Relish and Gretchen Rubin's Better than Before. That many books in a week makes it almost seem like vacation!

running and walking. My friend Lauren is back and we did our regular four miles at the park Monday and Thursday. I ran the other days. I'm really enjoying my solo runs - I even put a little music on my phone to keep me company this morning.

last night's bookclub
catching up. correspondence, blogs, housekeeping, to-do lists, plans...things that require all of my brain and two hands to execute. geez, even the laundry hamper is empty (right this very second, anyway - that will change as soon as Marc gets home!) ... and no, the ironing is still not done - that seemed to require too much "right arm" ;-)

re-thinking my summer knitting plans. If I'm going to be knitting less over the next few months (yikes, I hope that's all it takes) I want to be sure I'm knitting the right things. For sure I want to knit Kirsten's Mystery Shawl (in Shibui Twig. the ash colorway). and I need to knit the baby girl sweater for our pastor's new daughter.  I'd love to finish Same Same and the Fine Bias Scarf so I could wear them. My sister started Twinleaf this week and I'm going to knit-along with her. And then - surprisingly - I want to finish the crocheted afghan.

this morning's run...it smelled wonderful
paying more attention. being truly present. definitely an intention, so I'm (trying to be) grateful for the opportunity to make it happen. (yeah, you know I typed and re-typed this last sentence. the first iterations were nowhere near that...nice!)

Five days is nothing really...and all the things I've done more of this week I'd like to keep doing. But I hope to be back to knitting...just a little...soon!

Wishing you the very best of weekends...and much happy knitting!

9 comments:

  1. Oh, I am so sorry to read this :(. Hoping your arm/elbow heals soon ... But it looks as if other parts of your self and life are getting a bit of a makeover :).

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  2. Reading is good but I'm sorry about the pain knitting is causing. I hope you're back on track soon!

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  3. Yikes! I'm sorry that you are not knitting, but it sounds like the best thing to do now. I think you've got a great attitude (even if you did have to type and retype). I will dedicate a few rows of knitting this morning to you and pain-free knitting - I hope it happens very soon!
    http://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/tennis-elbow-lateral-epicondylitis?page=1

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  4. Good to hear your seeing a specialist who can give you exercises and proper treatment with ice, heat, electrode therapy and such. I hope you're pain free soon! The link Bonny posted is a very good one for maintaining arm strength. It's also good to take a break from whatever it is we do constantly and let our muscle heal and do something less repetitive. Having something we love taken or limited helps us learn to increase focus and intention in the world around us. Sending healing vibes! xox

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  5. Boo, sorry about your knitting hiatus. Glad you found some other ways to stay busy

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  6. Here's trusting that your knitting respite is short-lived and that the doctor has the second best remedy to move the rest/recuperative process along swiftly - you already hit on the first best: resting and engaging in a lot of other fun pursuits. I'd forget the ironing, too! On GP if nothing else!
    Hope you weekend was great. here's to a new week!
    Cheers~

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  7. Oh, jeez, Mary. Injuries are really dreadful! I hope your elbow/arm injury resolves quickly, and you are back to knitting in no time. Sending healing juju your way . . .
    XO

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  8. Hope your elbow heals quickly! I have had the same issue. Found that knitting with small circular needles and crochet aggravated it more. I, too want to knit Kirsten's mystery shawl, and Twin Leaf! You amaze me with how much knitting you get done!

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  9. Oh no. I hope that elbow/arm just needs a little rest!

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