Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Fingerless Mitts
I finished the fingerless mitts tonight. They were so easy and fun. I finished one on Sunday night. I felt like crap yesterday and so I didn't knit. I cast on for the second one this afternoon and got it done a few minutes ago. Loved this pattern. I have enough yarn left over to make myself a pair. The yarn is Noro Iro. I got it a few years ago at Yellow Dog Knitting.

My wrists have been bugging me, so my doctor had me see an occupational therapist today. The therapist was not very good. I have spoken to my doctor and she is going to call a hand specialist and ask who he recommends I see. I do not want to have carpal tunnel surgery, so I'd like to see what else I can do to alleviate the tingling and numbness. I've had symptoms for about four years and it has gotten worse this fall. Perhaps stripping wallpaper, painting, and moving furniture and carpet has aggravated things. I know I can't knit for as long as I used to and I'm trying to cut back on the amount of time I knit at one sitting. Knitting with size 8 needles helps a bit. I have been knitting socks and I am using size 00 for them. This really hurts, but I love knitting socks. I also have quite a big stash of sock yarn, so I'm not giving up on socks.

Christmas preparations have come to a stop while I've been sick. I won't be putting up the other two trees this year. I have 3/4 of the shopping done, I just need to wrap gifts and get the picture taken for the cards. I'm just not going to stress over Christmas this year.

Well, I'm off to have a cup of tea with honey. Happy knitting!

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