Monday, August 11, 2008

well, I couldn't think of a title

Well, I've finally seen a doctor about my arm. It's been over a month since I got into an argument with the car door and over three weeks of not knitting. It's torture.

My doctor referred me to a specialist; one who I'm told is experienced at getting knitters knitting again - Yeah! That at least makes me glad.

The stressful thing is that my coping mechanism for stress is to knit. So, now I'm stressed because I cannot knit and I cannot knit to make the stress go away. I go see the specialist this week and with luck, they will have the needles clicking away between my fingers in no time.

It also means I'm not participating in the knitting Olympics, ravalympics, or any other yarn related Olympic event. I'm okay with that as I have plenty of other knitting obligations that are not getting done at the moment.

I have to start knitting a pair of socks for a sock exchange at the middle of next month. I have to finish knitting my one sock for the one sock challenge last Christmas. I have two knitting commissions, one of which is a sweater in gorgeous, albeit thin yarn. Normally I'd be all over thin yarned sweaters. And then there are a few projects I'm knitting for myself; well, I can't say at the moment, so I'll say they are on the needles - two pair of knee high socks, honeycomb vest, and other stuff I cannot bring to mind just now.

I am feeling overwhelmed as I've never had so many knitting commitments for other people before. The deadlines are looming, like the monster in an old horror flick. You know it's there, getting closer, and closer, even if you can't see it yet. You know it's not going to go away. I know there is precious little I can do about it until I get my wrist fixed. I only pray I'm one of those characters who survived the ordeal and doesn't get eaten by the monster. Fingers crossed (owe - okay, other hand).

1 comment:

Josiane said...

I'm glad to read that you don't have to wait forever for your appointment with the specialist - that's what would have happened over here. I hope things will soon get better, and you can knit again. If I was closer or if your deadlines weren't coming too fast (so that I'd have the time to get the yarn), I'd offer to help with the knitting you have to do; well, if I actually can be of any help, let me know!