It may be obvious to some of you that I’ve been on a bit of an internet hiatus lately. It’s been more than a month since I wrote a blog post, more than that since I’ve pulled out the camcorder for a vlog. My ravelry group is languishing a bit.
Sadly, my visit to Maryland Sheep and Wool made me painfully aware that my back had not recovered from the visit from our dear friend Jonas in January. It became obvious that my strategy of ignore it and it will go away wasn’t working (I am my father’s child). In mid-May, I realized that I reached the point where I had to pace myself at sitting. Thus began what I refer to as the trifecta of torture. After several visits to the chiropractor, massage therapist, and physical therapist, I can now sit upright for several hours without wincing. (Side note – at my first chiropractor appointment, he said “I can’t believe you’re standing upright”). It seems that my spine and my right hip are currently colluding to torture me. I am happy to say that I’ve reached the point where I can visit the massage therapist and the chiropractor without screaming (the physical therapist is another story – that dude is just plain evil). I am not out of the woods yet, but I am much improved.
There has been knitting. Most of it is something that I can’t talk about. I can show you the above sock. Colorwork, once you get the hang of it, is just stockinette, so there’s no grappling with cable needles or squinting at charts trying to figure out which way a decrease is leaning. I’m quite pleased with these; although, I think the gusset needs to change (sometimes it just never seems quite right). Of course, this project is taking a time out while I rush to finish something that has a deadline.
Blog posts will continue to be a bit sporadic. I’ll let you know when there is something new and shiny for you to add to your ravelry queue. In the mean time, I’m going to work on nominating the person who invented heating pads for sainthood.