I was planning to begin this post with a recent photo of my left arm.  If I had, you would see that I am sporting a splint from my elbow to my wrist, and that my left index finger is wrapped and immobilized.  According to the nice doctor (a DO, actually) that I saw last Thursday night, I have tendonitis in my left arm.

It came on suddenly, and I don’t really know how it happened, but I suspect it resulted from a combination of things that may or may not include knitting.  I was prescribed some strong anti-inflammatories, and I am to keep my forearm wrapped in a pressure wrap, as well as ice it a minimum of three times daily (icing in progress as I type). 

For the most part, I am following the orders religiously, since I really NEED this issue to clear up ASAP for both my job and my sanity.  The part that I’m finding the most difficult to comply with is the order to avoid things that make it hurt, which include knitting, for 7 days.

I had not touched a needle since last Wednesday night until last night, when I may or may not have strayed from my own better judgement and finished the second Calumet sock.  Doh!

  

This is HARD!!!

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I mentioned previously that I had purchased some Knit Picks CotLin yarn in a pretty color called Planetarium in hopes of knitting a summer sweater. 

I had a bit of a tough time finding a pattern, but I finally found this one (and it’s free!) that I love:  Gemini (click the name to see the pattern and  photos) by Jane Richmond.

I hope to knit it up soon.

In other news, I have been super excited since I realized that SWTC had published yet another book in the Socks a la Carte series, this time with colorwork patterns! 

I did find a used copy for $12, and I’m glad I decided to purchase it, because my creative juices are now flowing in a whole bunch of new ways.

I’m in love with this cuteness from Lucy Neatby.

I hope you are having a great weekend.  I’m going to go concentrate on healing, and on resisting the call of the knitting needles.  Wish me luck…

 

…and happy knitting – for everyone but me 😦  

I have been wanting to read up on the history of sock knitting for some time now, so this may be my opportunity to finally read my copy of Folk Socks by Nancy Bush.

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