Where did the time go?! I can’t believe I didn’t get a chance to post last week, I’m sorry folks!
I guess part of it is that I’ve been super busy at the cafe but I also hadn’t made a ton of progress on the sweater until recently. If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, you probably know that I have begun to have wrist issues that have escalated lately. The truth is, I haven’t been able to knit more than a row or two a day, max, before I started getting pain bad enough to prevent me from knitting altogether for at least a week.
I’ve been knitting since I was 9 and I used to engage in marathon knitting sessions – cranking out a sweater in a week or two! New FO’s every week, projects just flying off the needles!
A few years ago is when all the pain started and over the years it’s just gotten worse and worse and worse. Long story slightly shorter, I saw a Physical Therapist last week to see if it was, in fact, Carpal Tunnel like I believed it to be.
We don’t believe it’s fully Carpal Tunnel – she thinks that my Uller nerve might be getting pinched somewhere between the base of my neck and my wrist. I’ve got a slew of exercises to do to loosen up my shoulders, open my chest and get that nerve relaxed and it does seem to be working! I’m excited to be getting back to my normal pace which also means that updates on this here blog will be more frequent and (hopefully) more interesting!
Have you ever had an injury that prevented you from doing something you loved? How did you handle it?