Wednesday, January 14, 2009

My left thumb has been hurting for the last week and I'm afraid it may be a repetitive motion injury. I'm still a little in denial and hoping it's not... I've had trigger finger with one of my little fingers, but this doesn't pop like that did, it just aches most of the time and hurts when bent a certain way. I know, don't bend it that way! It actually hurts most when I'm driving and gripping the steering wheel. Most likely it is trigger finger again and caused by repetitive motion from knitting. I don't use that thumb when I'm typing. I have been lifting heavy boxes of tax forms at work the last couple of weeks and that may possibly be the cause. I also have the bad habit of picking up several books at once with the same hand gripping the spines. Really bad habit and could also be the culprit. Miss Nancy gave me a nice, although sometimes ouchy, hand massage last night at Knitch and it does feel better today. Thanks princess Nancy Schmancy!

I signed up for the AKG knitting retreat at the Mountain again this year.

Sunrise at the Mountain Retreat Center.

Knitting on the deck at the Mountain retreat 2008.

So far it looks like the only guys in the manly cabin this year will be Lou, Rob and I. I'm trying to figure out which projects I want to take to work on this year. I've been wanting to make EZ's conch hat and this would be a fun project to try. I still haven't pulled out my pattern pile to go through. That should produce at least a half dozen things I'll want to start right now. I still have a few weeks to ponder the choices.

We went and saw the movie Milk yesterday. Too bad it didn't come out before the vote on Prop 8 in CA. I think the vote would probably have been affected just from the powerful story of Harvey Milk's rise to city government and the advance of rights for the GLBT community. The story is more well known in the gay community but not so much in the mainstream. I highly recommend seeing the movie.

Knittingwise, I just finished Oat Couture's Knit Ruana shawl as a commission. Nice easy pattern, but it's almost entirely garter stitch and a little mind numbing at times. I didn't take any pictures unfortunately. I should be keeping a record of the commission stuff I've done. I just never seem to think of taking a picture of them until after I've returned them to the owner.

I'm currently working on a test knit for a friend. Pattern to be published soon!


  1. Princess Nancy Schmancy here! Why don't we set you up on some regular therapy before your arm/hand just freezes up? Who would I tease if you quit knitting????

  2. p.s. have you heard of Bearlesque?

  3. secretive...I wonder who the "friend" is...
    hope your finger is feeling better...that sucks.

  4. I'm really going to miss going to The Mountain with you guys this year. DAMN VALENTINE'S DAY!!!!
    (stupid, f&#*ing, made-up, Hallmark holiday!) Don't buy crappy dead roses!!!! Buy chocolate instead!!!!! (sorry, that just sort of came out)
    I'm sure you'll have fun even if I'm not there.