Sunday, January 31, 2016
Rabbits and Knitting Zen
Unfortunately, I have been suffering from frozen shoulder. This means a constant low to moderate pain in my whole arm that hinders me all day every day, and occasional electric like zaps of debilitating pain. So terrible. Worse yet, I had this before in the opposite arm some years ago. Some people never get this--and here I am with it twice!! It is amazing all the little things we do every day that involve our shoulder muscles.--But enough on the complaints.
Today was warm, though mostly overcast, and I gave the rabbit hutch a nice clean-out. After skipping the chore last weekend because of snow and freezing temps (hard to believe now), it was ready. Then I sat out and knitted while my little bunnies frolicked in the yard. (I can't leave them out alone, even with a cover on the run. The hawks here pay no mind to covers). I am working on a long plain-ish sweater jacket that is reminding me of a dog bed right now (!). Funny how knitting is Zen like. I was able to forget my pain for awhile and think straight and not worry.
I worry because I am going to have my arm manipulated and will miss school for a few days. I worry about the procedure and what I will have to leave to occupy my wily students so they don't drive a sub out of his/her mind. Honestly, I don't know which of these worries me more!
It was good to be outdoors today, even though the yard is the usual winter mess. No daffodils yet, and the camilla blossoms are all singed from blooming early and then freezing, but I'm okay with that. Winter here is brief and I don't mind it.
A few weeks ago, I made a new pair of fingerless mitts. I've decided I really like making mitts. They are a little challenging and they finish up quickly. These were made using self-striping yarn like these
on Ravelry. I ran out of yarn right at the last picot hem and didn't have enough for the second the thumb (the purply-blue one). I mean, honestly! Luckily, I had something that matched enough to finish the task. They don't look too bad.--And certainly are more fun to look at than my dog-bed sweater-jack! Hahah!