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While my hands are feeling better, they are not perfect and so I've been easing into my knitting.  I try not to do long hours of knitting in the hopes that the break will speed my recovery from my arthritis flare.  I've been doing lots of walking and going to the gym which helps.

My hitchhiker is coming along - I love how easy the pattern is and how satisfying it is to complete a repeat.  Ah, the pleasures of knitting at its finest.


Yesterday I started the first of a series of three color cowl gifts for the holidays.  I'm scaling back who(m) I'm knitting for this winter.  I went overkill last winter and the gift knitting became stressful.  I'm casually and slowly making these cowls and my number one person to knit for will be my husband who didn't get a knitted gift last year from me.


*** Thank you for the prayers for my son's Lasik surgery.  However, on Sunday night the hospital called and CANCELLED the procedure because the outpatient building was struck by lightning (along with the generator) and they had no electricity. (isn't that the craziest thing you every heard?!?)

So now it's looking like his surgery will be in July.  I'll let you all know.

What are you all working on this week?

Joining Ginny

Comments

  1. Sorry to hear that your hands are in pain and stopping you from knitting. Last year I really wanted to knit socks for everyone at Christmas but I never did. It's a shame about the postponed surgery, to get ready emotionally and mentally and then... no. Your hitch hiker is looking good, I love the colour. I'm going to get my washcloth finished and then tackle my cardigan again. Cx

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  2. Oh geez ..........that's awful. Waiting for a procedure is sometimes the worst part. You would think they could get him in sooner than that. :-(

    Hope your hands are feeling better soon. Your Hitchhiker is gorgeous. I have TWO of those on the needles right now.

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  3. I feel your pain. Rest works. I hope your RA flare settles down quickly. I know that I really have to watch how much I use my hands from now on because of arthritis in order to avoid surgery. Well, at least your son wasn't in the middle of surgery when the lightning hit. I wish him the best in the future. Sometimes you need to take care of you and just buy gifts no matter how much you want to make them. It should be fun, not a chore. I love the yarn you are using for your Hitchhike. Feel better.

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  4. Squishy garter stitch is a great way to ease back into your knitting; hope you're back to 100% soon! and a big UGH about the lightning ... when I had my Lasik it took me while to get up the nerve - I'm not sure what I would've done if it had been postponed for a whole month.

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  5. Better the hospital called ahead of time instead of power going out at surgery time! Your Hitchhiker looks lovely, I love the colors of that yarn.

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  6. Your Hitchhiker is just the thing for relaxed recovery knitting, and I do hope your hands are better soon. I also hope that your son's Lasik might get re-scheduled sooner. The waiting is the worst part.

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  7. Sorry to hear your hands aren't doing too well. Knitting less and slower is the best solution , but it's hard to do that if you love knitting so much (I know, I have the same issues) Good decision on the gift making. It's fun to challenge yourself to make gifts for every one, but it's also great to gift just a few selected people things you've made with intention and care, instead of rushing and stressing.

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  8. I think you are wise to listen to your body as it heals. It might not be easy, but it is absolutely the smart thing to do.

    Your hitchhiker is lovely (and I am with you on Holiday Gift Knitting - I have tempered my list to those who will most appreciate the gift!)

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  9. That arthritis pain is a bummer. Hope resting helps you heal

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  10. Wishing your hands were feeling better, but agreeing with everyone else, that a Hitchhiker is perfect for easing back into knitting, and the yarn you have chosen is gorgeous! So sorry your son's lasik surgery had to be postponed - waiting is the absolute pits!

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  11. Wow! Every time I see a photo of that cowl, I suddenly have the urge to drink red wine. I just LOVE the yarn you're using.
    Sorry your son's surgery was postponed but I sure am glad he wasn't in the middle of his surgery when the lightening hit!

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  12. After spending so much time crocheting all of those shawls in a month's time, I can easily understand about your fingers. One day I was in tears because of my fingers and hands. I've been busy this week working in the flower gardens so now when I come in and sit down my fingers are asking...where is the crocheting project? I will begin another shawl shortly for a special young woman so that I will have it to gift to her when she visits for the first time. And, yes, how crazy is that about the building, including the generator, of the facility where your son was to have his procedure done being struck by lightening.

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  13. Hoping your hands feel better.
    Yikes, stuck by lightening!? OMG.
    My husband and I got Lasik some years ago and we love it.. best decision ever!

    http://www.henatayeb.blogspot.com

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  14. That lightning/generator story is crazy. As others have written, the getting ready and thinking ahead of surgery is stressful. Yes, knitting too many holiday gifts isn't fun. I like the three-color cashmere cowl pattern. I don't knit it as tall but I like the changing stitch patterns. Both the cowl and the hitchhiker are in some rich beautiful yarns. Take good care of you.

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  15. My goodness lightening strike, hopefully the building was empty. Your knitting projects are amazing, I have made a start on holiday gifts too. The family seems to get bigger each year and they are all fans of handmade. Hope your hands are feeling better, sadly Gerard is going to have a steroid injection tomorrow.

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  16. I hope your hands feel better soon Karen. I totally agree with your sentiments on thinking more carefully who you knit for, you don't want to be feeling stressed rather knitting for loved ones should be a joy. Your Hitchhiker is looking lovely, it's on my great list of things to knit...one day :)

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  17. The color of the hitchhiker shawl is lovely. I do hope your hands are feeling better. That is crazy about the hospital being struck by lightning. Could you imagine having been in the building when it happened!

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  18. I love the look of your hitchhiker scarf! It is so pretty! Yes, I do think that is one of the craziest things that I have heard recently. My daughter has Lasik surgery years ago and found it to be a breeze...hopefully, your son will feel the same!

    I'm glad that you are taking your time easing back into your knitting. Although I don't have arthritis, I do have an autoimmune disease that sometimes limits how much I can accomplish in a day and have learned to respect it when it flares up. I hope you continue to feel better!

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  19. I'm glad the lightning hit before the surgery and not during it! Glad your hands are feeling better. I was crazy into the Hitchhiker pattern a few years ago. I could not stop making them!

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  20. I'm sorry you've had pain. I hope it is gone by the time I catch up to your most recent post. I hope to get LASIK one day. I'm sure your son's will go smoothly and thankfully he wasn't in the building when the lightning struck.
    Don't feel bad about your husband not getting anything last year. Very sweet you're putting him first this year. My husband sometimes complains how I don't knit him anything but he doesn't even wear the socks I made for him in the past. He has big feet and man the feet parts took long to knit and they were shorties.

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