Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Knitting Injury

Hi Knitters! 

It has been a while - I have been suffering from a knitting injury!  Yes, really!  I must have been knitting with such ferocity that I really hurt my shoulder, it sounds ridiculous I know.  The pain was excruciating and it was stopping me from getting a good night's sleep.  Eventually Roberty got fed up of my moaning and made me go to the doctor.  I saw the Nurse Practitioner who was lovely and very understanding and thought it may also be to do with my job and sitting at a computer for a good part of my day.  She prescribed some wonderful painkillers (Codeine) and a referral to the physio department.  Subsequently I have been trying to avoid knitting mostly until it is feeling better and may need to pace myself a bit more.  So not a great deal of knitting in today's post but I'll let you know some of what I have been up to...

I did manage to finish the first part of Lulu's dog jumper (which she is modelling in this photo beautifully) and am currently working on the underside.  This is the ridiculously easy pattern I discussed in my previous post, basically it is a rib 2x2 stitch and garter stitch. 

Lulu & Kitty - her BFF

Lulu may look angelic in this photo but she has been quite naughty over the last few weeks.  Her little friend Kitty (the Pug) has not been with her during the day recently and Lulu has rebelled big time!  Her recent rampages have included pulling out the stuffing from her dog bed; tipping (& eating) the rubbish bin (on several occasions) and chewing a £60 razor to bits.  She has literally been in the dog house, we had to buy her a cage to go in when she is alone - although it is never for very long. 

Mum's yummy dessert

Knitted Pets Book
For the first time in years I spent Mother's Day with my lovely Mummy.  I bought her the Emili Sande CD which I hope to borrow at some point as it had really good reviews.  We listened to it during lunch.  My Mum also surprised me and bought me a knitting book - 'Knitted Pets' (apologies for the bad photo!).  I love it although the patterns are quite advanced so I am going to wait until I have a bit more time.  I really like that they are quite small so although technically challenging I should see the results of my labours pretty quickly and cost-effective as not a large amount of wool is needed. I will keep you updated.  My Mum also made the yummiest dessert, lemon syllabub with vodka jelly and a chocolate strawberry with shortbread and mixed fruits.  Delicious!   

Apart from that I have been busy as a bee at work - after a couple of unsuccessful interviews I now have a permanent job!  Woo Hoo!  It is the same job I am doing at the moment which is fab.  I am sure you will agree the weather is horrid at the moment, the other day I was wearing my coat in the office and then my lovely friend Jennifer sent me photo from where she is at the moment - Australia!  I was very jealous!

Me freezing at work.....

Jennifer's view in Australia!

Anyway knitters - quite a long post today.  I have been thinking of starting up another blog to run alongside this one as I really don't want to deviate from knitting on here.  However I am not the quickest knitter and rather than do myself an injury it might be better to pace myself and in the meanwhile blog about my other interests?  If I do I will post the new blog address on here.
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Until next time knitters,

Sam x


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1 comment:

  1. I think you need to be my 'knitted pet' supplier :-)