Thursday, February 14, 2008

Warming Up

Yesterday I slipped while going down the stairs. I pretty much saved myself, except for my foot. I have a huge bruise on my heel, which is very very painful. And, what with it being on my heel and all, it hurts everytime I walk. Hobble hobble.

I've starting doing a bit of knitting. Just one or two rows at a time, once or twice a week. I'm trying to knit differently--at a recent Stitch-n-Bitch, Owl suggested that I move more at the elbows and shoulders, instead of doing it all with my wrists. This has helped a lot, but now the results are different. I think I'm knitting looser, so I might have to go down a needle size on all of my WIPs when I take them back up. For now I'm working on The Baby Blanket, which has been an off-again-on-again project for over a year (hence the all-caps). The gauge on this is so wonky already it won't matter anyway.


Traci said...

Hello! Glad to hear you are knitting once again! Now you will have plenty of time to finish that Green Bay Prom Gown in time for next football season..

Stacey said...

I fear I'll never have a chance to see my boy, Brett Favre, in the Superbowl. Good thing I didn't pre-order the fabric!

Mini said...

yay for knitting again. Another trick for loosening up:
lower your knitting. I know it sounds weird, but if you work with your knitting lower (like in your lap) or supported (on a table, or pillow in your lap)-- it helps with wrist strain. Personally, I just completely switched to circs for 100% of projects and that has helped IMMENSELY.

Pobre foot--- feel better!

Stacey said...

I think I'll try supporting my arms like Mini suggests. I really need to learn how to do socks on the magic loop--the idea of doing two at a time, thereby guaranteeing that they're the same size, is very appealing.