Obsession Thursday: Finally knitting again!

FInally! Progress on my After the Rain in Rowan Revive.

Finally! Progress on my After the Rain in Rowan Revive.

The saga is coming to a close, at least for my right hand. (Catch up with the story here.)

It’s been 4 months since my surgery. I’ve tried to knit during the healing process, but haven’t found it very enjoyable. Which worried me.

Last week, I went on a road trip with a friend, and got to sit in the passenger seat for the first time in a while (being single means you’re the one driving all the time). I started to knit. It ached as the muscles aren’t even vaguely as strong as they used to be (or NEED to be), but I kept at it, with little breaks. In a while, I noticed it was less achy. And then it was easy.

What was the difference? Keeping at it? No. Up till now, I’d been continuing to try to knit combination, which is still new for me. On the road trip, I switched back to my autonomic knitting style: throwing. And poof, my mojo is returning.

I left the knitting down for the last week, and, picking it up again, it’s kind of like starting over. I used to knit every time I sat down to watch TV. With the pain I had, I broke that habit, and now I have to retrain myself.

This will be fun.

*Spread the joy!*

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3 thoughts on “Obsession Thursday: Finally knitting again!

  1. Maureen

    I have not been knitting for over three weeks now. I have tendonitis and fibromyalgia and well can we say flare. OUCH. Went to doctor and have been told to take it easy for a bit. Not an easy task for me as I usually and going going and knitting knitting.

  2. Patricia Walters

    You are an inspiration. Broke my left wrist in May. Just starting physical therapy. Getting mentally ready to start knitting. Fear, fear, fear that it will be hard. Thanks for sharing your recovery.

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