Knit one Purl two
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Two days ago my knitting supplies which I had ordered, arrived. In my excitement and joy at picking up a hobby I had let fall by the wayside, I spent two days doing really nothing but knitting. This morning I picked up my knitting and my hands felt clumsy and awkward. I knitted a little bit and then suddenly realized that my joints in my wrists and hands were on fire. Excruciating pain accompanied the slightest movement. I put medicated cream on them. I soaked them in a "tea" made of herbs and Epsom salts. That helped more than anything but it did little to alleviate the pain.
Needless to say I did not knit today after those first pained rows. I found the day to be boring and really missed my knitting. I have to consider my future. I've ordered more yarn as well as therapeutic gloves which are meant to support the wrists. Iwill obviously have to put strictures on my enthusiasm. I will have to curb the number of hours I spend knitting. And my hands will have to heal completely before I can think of beginning again.
One good thing about knitting...It keeps your hands busy and takes your mind off of food. I ate very little in the two days I was knitting. Today, a friend picked up on a remark I'd made the other day when I said a meatball sub (hero, wedge, grinder, hoagie) sounded good. He wanted to do something nice for me so he told me to order a sub and have it delivered. However there is a minimum for an order so I had to order three sandwiches in hopes that my family will eat them later tonight or tomorrow. (my daughter and husband were away since yesterday at the viewing of a movie marathon, so I was home alone all day.) For the first time in memory, I stayed in my Pj's all day.
So here I had all this food --and all I ate was half of the meatball sub....and two garlic knots. So not terrible. And I didn't have lunch either. (that was an oversight)...So I di not overeat despite the availability of food.
I hope my hands are better by tomorrow so Ican knit. It will take some playing around and experimenting to see how much i can tolerate. The gloves should help, once they arrive.