Wow, it feels like it has been a long time since I posted any knitting projects.
Oh, wait, it has been forever. Since May, at least! What’s my excuse? Well…..
I went back to work, which more or less takes up most of the knitting time I had before. But it really does work out very well in that I have more money for yarn! Certain aspects of the job can aggravate the dystonic muscles in my right arm, but I have learned to know my limits and I do ask for help if I need it. Well, now I do. I sell auto parts and when I first started the job, I was afraid my boss would think that if I had this problem with my hands and arms, I would be unable to do the job. Therefore, I tried to do things I really should not have. For example, the Botox treatments I was recieving on my right hand and arm atrophied the muscles all up my arm. It has taken me two years to regain what muscle I have regained and you really can’t tell without close inspection that my muscles in my hand are not quite all the way recovered. So, after selling a customer brakes and rotors, I ended up dumping the rotors on the floor due to loss of muscle control. In the line of the fall was a toe that ended up losing a nail! So, I can go get the part and take it to the counter, but I have learned that carrying two rotors farther than that will result in a nail-less toe…or worse!
I also took a wonderful vacation for five days with my daughter and my best friend (and her daughter!) on an island off Long Island. Maybe someday I will get some pics up! But I have been doing a little knitting. I knit a cotton shawl for my best friend for the trip and I am working on a kerchief and fingerless gloves for winter. I also just purchased an awesome purse pattern…I will share photos of all soon. I am going to try to discipline myself to post on my days off…I work swing shift, so they will always be different every week. I would like to try to post at least once a week…at the very least!
Well, off to bed…gotta work the whole weekend :/
Have an awesome Labor Day!