time for a time out

This has come up before. Sometimes I get neck and back pain, not necessarily caused by knitting, but certainly not helped by it. :( Sunday morning I woke up, laying in bed I turned my head, and tweaked something in my neck so bad I was bawling in pain for half an hour. The pain shot down my back into my right shoulder. It's been three days now, and I'm still megadosing on Advil trying to alleviate the pain. :( I went to the chiropractor yesterday, who loosened things up some. This morning feels slightly better? I'm not sure. I knit sparingly the last three days, but now I think I need to stop altogether for a bit. Last night while I was working on the Clapotis scarf, my right shoulder kept spasming, these little fluttering type twitches that weren't painful, but weren't fun either. :(

Oh well, here's a shot of how far along in the mini-Clap I am.

Clapotis Scarf

I think I have about a third of the skein left. I can't decide whether to just use the one skein for this, or make it a normal length scarf using the second skein. If I do that, it'll take FOREVER. Well, it might take forever anyways, if I can never knit again. :(

So what am I going to do in the meantime if I can't knit? I think I'll read a book. A book about something other than knitting. A novel. Ever since I seriously started knitting 4 years ago I've barely cracked a book. I used to be the most avid reader.

1 comment:

Macoco said...

I hope you start feeling better soon! It's no fun not being able to knit!