Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Ooops! (That's what I say when I hurt myself)

I've gone and done it now. I have a real life knitting injury due to knitting too much. Can you believe it? I must admit I am in a little bit of denial about the whole thing. I am sure that the lump on my index finger is also caused from typing too much as well as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and maybe a little bit of knitting.

I have to go to the doctor on Thursday to have it examined by a hand specialist to see what exactly needs to be done. I hope whatever he does doesn't include a recovery that bans knitting. The first doctor I went to see actually had the nerve to suggest I take it easy on the knitting for a while. WHAT!? exactly does that mean? I am sure he just meant that I should only knit during the day and not at night or something. At one point a cortizone shot was mentioned as treatment, at which point I lost all sense of time and space. I had a flash back of the last cortizone shot I had in my hand (I would rather have a baby, in labor for hours, with no drugs to help). There has to be a better way to fix this little abomination that is ruining my knitting time.

When I came home from the initial doctors appointment my husband said, "It's from knitting too much isn't it!?" I lied and said, "Well, the doctor wasn't sure. It could be possible that it is from knitting, but he wasn't convinced that knitting was the only culprit. He thought house work could be just as guilty of creating the lump in my finger." I don't think HoneyBunny was convinced I was telling the whole truth. I can't believe he didn't believe me.

So, I'll have to let you know how it all goes. I am just a little nervous, only because the cortizone shot thing was mentioned (it would probably hurt less if they just chopped my index finger off at the knuckle without the use of drugs).

On a happier note, and way funnier note, I was reading the Yarn Harlot's blog and came across a very funny post that I think everyone should read. Not only did I about die laughing (which is not a good thing to have happen at work while it's busy), but now I want to make a whole mess of the little sweaters as well. (Lettuce Knit does have a web page for those of you who get sucked in by the little sweater obsession also.) WARNING: If you are not strong enough to resist impulse buying of yarn or knit kits do not read the post or visit Lettuce Knit. Good Stuff!!

Happy Knitting!!


Annie said...

I hope it all turns out okay. If I had a blogging injury, that would send me into a tail spin of depression and binge eating!

Tama said...

Me too! Speaking of knitting too much I still don't know what size shoe you wear so I can get that pair of socks for you. And what color did you say you wanted them in?

Annie said...

I wear a size 8. I want you to surprise me on the color. Hooray! Now I have something to look forward to!