On the sidelines

I wasn’t able to do any knitting yesterday, because I woke up with a very sore right wrist.

bad hand!

I have tendonitis (going on 8 years now), and occasionally it flares up – most like this time because I played an entire recital and three masses this weekend, plus whatever knitting time I threw in there.  I used my heating pad and occasionally my brace, and this morning the pain is gone – yay!  If it was going to act up, I’m very glad that it happened early in the week, and not Thursday and Friday when I will be stuck at the in-laws (they’re lovely people, but they go to bed really early, which I (the insomniac) have a lot of trouble with.  I will have to play for an hour and a half tonight, but they’re just lessons, so I can get away with using mostly my left hand… and then I won’t have to play again until Saturday.  It should be plenty of time to heal!

I live in fear of arthritis or carpal tunel… and I’m sure I’m not the only one!

I thought that since I couldn’t knit yesterday, it might be a nice time to finally drop the stitches on my Clapotis.  Umm… not so much.  I did two, but I still have 15 left.  I had forgotten how annoying it is to have to pick them apart… but more annoying is the fact that it’s finished but not wearable yet, so I suppose I will need to get on that!

Maybe tonight… I think I’ll give my hand another day before I try to knit at all.  I don’t want it to get worse again!

I’m doing a lot (for me) of traveling in the next few weeks, which of course means I will get to visit some new yarn stores!  We will go to Cincinnati this week for Thanksgiving, and I will go to my favorite store in the area, Knit on, which is in Bellevue.  It’s very near where Marc’s Grandpa lives, so it is convenient.  Last year I bought some Bearfoot sock yarn, which I have yet to knit, but I am working on it!

Then the next weekend we are going to Indianapolis.  I lived in Indy for 6 months about 6 years ago, but I wasn’t knitting then.  I’ve gotten some great suggestions, and I know where I will be when Marc is at his Scrabble tournament!

Lastly, I will distract you with recently purchased yarn.

Classic Elite 150, purchased for the henley in the current IK.  I’m not so sure on the color, so I don’t know if I’m keeping it yet – what do you think?

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9 thoughts on “On the sidelines

  1. I have every sympathy with you. I have the same problem, same wrist and also a sore left thumb. The wrist isn’t too bad at present but during out lovely damp UK summer it was murder.

  2. Have you ever tried those elastic gloves? I love them and use one when my wrist flares up. They’re miracle-workers for me. I got mine at Wallmart in the pharmacy section – same brand as the ones in the yarn store but one-third the price. (I have a black pair and a copper pair – very cool). I hate being so young and having pain when I’m knitting but I’m glad its just occasional.

    Good luck!

  3. First I love the color of the Clapotis, I love love love the green yarn!
    I have been in the beginning phase of carpal tunnel and an older lady, a nurse, told me to take 200 mg of Vitamin B6 and every day and wear a brace to bed and I have been doing that and it works great. I also live in fear of Ct because I am only 34 and already getting it.
    Good luck to you, I love your blog!!!
    Melanie

  4. I have the same problem with my wrist, and I always hate having to take a break from knitting when it flairs up. I totally understand the fear that its going to develop into more serious problems later. So I hope your wrist feels better and you can get back to knitting soon!

    Also I think the green is lovely. I’d vote for keeping it.

  5. Yeah, I also live with the fear of the carpal tunnesyndrom I’ve got during my first pregnancy. Since then I’ve had symptoms when knitting too intensly (all these repeating moments) or when working too long hours with the laptop (the warmth…).

    However, I love your clapotis, feel inspired to make one too. Just pondering about the yarn choice.

  6. missy says:

    I have the same problem w/my wrist and can sympathise
    I’m a hairdresser and have found when buisy @ work and
    w/ lots of knitting and crotcheting it will act up lol

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