Saturday, November 25, 2006

And Two Steps Back

This may analogous to doing the Cha-Cha, but not nearly as fun. I've been working all week (except for sleep and Thanksgiving) on getting the Hedera socks done, though in all honesty I suppose I should say "sock."

Unlike the week before when speed was my friend, this week has been nothing but a series of "oops and ouches" leaving me seriously off schedule for December project completion: 3 pairs of socks, 1 week apiece; 1 baby kimono, 1 week to finish.

Look, it only took a day or so to get half-way down the leg of sock one. I thought it was do-able. What I didn't count on was the monkey wrench of trying to accustom myself to a new, less supportive neck brace. Said soft collar has saddled me with more neck and shoulder pain (and thus more painkillers) than I had before. Can't imagine why this would impair my knitting speed or alertness (oh, feel the snark)!

I've been trying to make up for slacking by devoting all day Saturday to finishing that sock by Sunday, whereupon I'd be able to pick up the final piece of the kimono. But sadly, haste - she do make waste. Even when I tried to minimize the lace knitting damage by tinking back only the instep rows I'd screwed up, I somehow ran out of yarn for the repair. I stopped to collect myself for a few minutes before removing the needles, pulling out the last 2 hours work, then picking up where I left off.

I'm also fighting a sinus infection - a lovely thing that's left me enervated and sweat-drenched. What's not to love about having to change jammies in the middle of the night?

So please Knitting Deities. I'm begging you: can ya help a knittah out?


Blogger Terri said...

Dear Knitting Gods,

Please bless Karen and her knitting. Amen.

I am sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Hopefully, it will be short-lived.

11/25/2006 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Someimes that knitting goddess, she has a mind of her own! Sorry you're hurting more but take it slow...everyone will understand when Christmas lingers into January :) May your addi's be swift and your frogpond be empty!

11/25/2006 10:14:00 PM  
Blogger Angie said...

If your body is hurting, you must listen to it. Rest, get used to your new brace. The knitting Goddess will speed your needles beyond your wildest dreams when your body has healed a little bit.

11/26/2006 03:14:00 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

Listen to Angie. She speaketh words of wisdom! The knitting Goddess will definitely speed you on once you adjust to your new equipage. Though I shouldn't be one to talk. I've tried to ride the purple haze of painkillers and knit fast and furious time and time again.

11/26/2006 03:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Knit Mongrel said...

At least when the knitting is driving you nuts, you know you can always count on a sinus infection to brighten your day, huh? Sorry things have been so sweaty! I'm recovering from a cold myself, so I definitely understand the changing jammies. On the plus side, the sock looks lovely! Thanks for the words of encouragement on my Thanksgiving feast... :)

11/26/2006 11:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ooh, nice blog! (new reader here)
Justsurfed over from knit and tonic where you commented that you've met Janet Reno. Wow. How cool is that?

Your knitting looks wonderful. I hope you get more comfortable with the brace.

11/28/2006 08:37:00 AM  

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