What happens when an obsessed knitter stops knitting for a few days? I’m about to find out.
Last night, I stopped knitting because my right hand felt like it was burning. When I woke up this morning, a little bit of the pain still remained.
There’s nothing that I need to rush or push on – no imminent project which can’t be postponed. I’ve been doing my stretches and exercises (sporadically), having small adjustments, and using accupressure on my shoulder, arm, and hand. However, I think I’m just not letting it rest enough.
I don’t know what I’ll do with myself.
The last time I took a few days off from knitting was when we were driving across the country here. Since I would fall into bed exhausted each evening, I never took the time to knit. I think maybe I got in ten minutes when we were in Nashville, but mostly I would pull my knitting out of the bag, stare at it, and then put it away.
However, if I want to make sure that I’m healthily knitting along in my grand plan, I am going to have to take the time now – when nothing is due – to heal. We are closing on our new house next week, so I’ll need to be ready for that. Nothing like an injured hand when you’re carrying boxes around!
So, I will rest my hand until I am sure that any soft tissue that might be strained or injured is healed. This also means no writing with a pen (which has also been causing some pain) and making sure that any typing that I do is in an optimal position. I’d probably better take a break from kneading as well, so no bread baking for a few days either.
Wish me luck!