Monday, May 23, 2005

fashion statement

gloves

aren't they pretty? i know you are going to rush right out and buy yourself a pair!(actually you should) yup, carpal tunnel - both hands. suck! my hands starting going numb occasionally as i was crocheting or on the computer a while back. now it's happening at night while i sleep - i'll wake up because they hurt- my hands and arms up to my elbows will be like ice - no blood circulation at all... it's actually quite scary. my hands go numb after just 10 minutes of crocheting/knitting now. so i have to wear these pretty gloves most of the day and night until i get my "custom" splints to wear at night.
so looks like i need some of those fingerless gloves i've never understood. i just have WAY too much going right now to try and make them.... wonder if i'll be able to find anything at any store with summer being here, pretty doubtful. i'm supposed to keep my wrists warm all the time. so regular gloves when i'm not doing stuff and these when i'm on the computer or creating. anyhow ---

CHECK IT OUT!!
dishcloth

my stitches are terribly uneven, but i figured out my purl addition problems and am cooking right along with this dishcloth! it's simple and pretty ugly, buy i'm proud :) my mom just redecorated her kitchen in yellows and reds, i plan on giving this to her and several more... i bought this book to help me learn more stitches, practice, and yet still accomplish something. after all, it doesn't really matter if a dishrag is a little unsightly, does it?!

8 comments:

Lulu said...

carpal tunnel is scary...sometimes my hands hurt also...
lovely project..it looks good to me..:-)

jess said...

you go with the knitting!! :)

I totally hear you on the carpal issues. I have pretty bad RSI issues and I have immobilizers I wear to bed when I am having a particularly bad flare-up. Ick.

Chie said...

My left had and arm hurt a lot sometimes too...
What a coincidence, I am KNITTING a dishcloth now too! :D Same color cotton as well. LOL I saw the book the other day at Michael's, and I ALMOST bought it.

noricum said...

Bummer about the RSI. It definitely sucks!

Yay! Way to go on learning to knit. :) I still like crochet better, but there sure are some nifty knit patterns out there.

Stacey said...

Way to go on the knitting! I still can't purl right, even though I've been trying every so often for months now...

Carpal tunnel sucks. I got it from doing data entry work, and I got a lot of relief from B vitamin supplements, which my doctor recommended, though it took a couple of months to start helping.

Also, are you using a regular mouse? If you are, you might get some relief in the hand you use with the mouse if you switch to a touchpad or a trackball...

Anyway, hope you start feeling better soon!

Jessi said...

Oh wow....I hope that you feel better. Way to go on the knitting. I am thinking of taking a class at Michaels...$15 for 3 hours....not bad. Anyway, good luck :)

withahook said...

No no no!! Carpal tunnel is just cruel. Play by the rules and get better soon!

Jewels said...

oh dear, the arm-hurtin' Pixie got you as well as your daughter :( Looks like you're doing great on the knitting - dishcloths are the perfect practice!

 

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