FO’s, inside and out

I went to the physical therapist again this afternoon.  My shoulder is really screwed up.  This was my third appointment and while it is better, it’s a long way from ‘good’.  Movement is still painful and I can still only knit or use my computer for limited amounts of time.  I so miss my knitting!!  Really.  I’m starting to go through withdrawals now.  I’m having to force myself to put down the needles after only a few minutes, even if it hurts, because I know I shouldn’t do it but I want to so much.  Is this an addiction we knitters have?  If so, what is it about knitting that is so addictive?  No answers today, only questions.

I did manage to finish the hat I started 16 days ago.  16 days to make a little ol’ hat!  Sigh.  A couple of months ago I would have knocked this out in a couple of days.  But I’m glad that it is finished and I think it is super cute.  I hope M. thinks so too because it will be sent off to her tomorrow.

The yarn is Pigeonroof Studios High Twist Sock in color Whirligig.  The pattern is Lace and Cable Cap, a free downloadable pattern.  This is a chemo hat for M., who is about to start treatment for cancer (there, I WROTE it, thus making it more real).  She says she might not lose her hair, but then again, she might, and besides she loves hats.  If you are so included, her cancer blog is here.  She’s pretty funny, which helps a lot when faced with the Big C.

In other knitting news, I’m now working, ever so slowly, on the second of my Helen socks.  They are baby blue to match the blue cotton sweater I finished at the end of May.  At the rate I’m going I hope to get them finished by the end of this month.  Sigh.  I only have about 4 inches left.

I have participated in every Ravelympics um, you know, the online knitting event that the USOC decided it didn’t like very much, since they started.  I even have Ravelympics pins to commemorate the events.  But this year with my stupid bum shoulder I will probably just do some yarn dyeing and skip the knitting part.  I really have to knit an example sweater for the sweater knitting class I’m teaching in September and that will be all the knitting I can handle between now and then.

My advice to all you knitters out there…. stretch your muscles every 20 minutes while you are knitting!  Get up out of your chair and swing your arms wildly!  Stretch all of your upper body often!  Take breaks!  Do yoga!  Believe me, you don’t want this kind of injury.

In other FO news, I have a kind of finished object in the garden.  The red English roses, which are kind of fussy and don’t always do well in this weather, are blooming.  Yea!  Here’s a nice photo to end on a happy note.

2 Comments

  1. Have you thought about Thaise Yoga Massage for your shoulder? A friend of mine has a lot of problems with her muscles and tendons, but she tried this and it seems to have helped a lot. One of her shoulders was so bad she had to sleep sitting right up because the pain was so bad, now, only two or three months later, she actually gets a full night’s sleep. Anyway, it’s just a thought for you. Het beste,

    Sue

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