I want to knit while it’s still cool enough outside. Alas and alack I can’t knit because of the dratted tennis elbow that’s taken root in my left elbow. Can you believe it? The worst of it is that I think that knitting not only aggravates it, I think it actually caused it! What a revolting development that is!
Why is this a problem?
Well, first off it hurts. What I can do is severely restricted by the discomfort and general weakness of the tendons created by the inflammation. That’s bad enough. It also makes doing dishes a more disliked activity that it was before (but don’t worry Ann, the dishes are still being done – it’s a record for me in the 20+ years that Bran and I have been married). I also can’t bead.
I’ve also been reading more blogs. These blogs are written by talented people (Geek Grl, The Grumpy Farmer and Grumpy Farmer’s knitting blog Must Knit Faster, Bala Wala Shi – a PhD candidate, Thursday Night Smackdown a cooking blog (language advisory but the recipes look like they’re totally awesome!), Mary’s View from the Farmhouse Window Too, Homesteading Housewife and A Novel Woman (who I’ve been reading for about a week but haven’t mentioned yet. Some of them are talented crafters. They are knitters and quilters/tailors (sewers doesn’t look right and I don’t want to distress anyone. , planters and growers, all are really good writers and story tellers. The pain in my arm makes me all the more frustrated because they set such good examples of crafting that I want to follow suit. The spirit is willing but the elbow is a pain.
Anyway, I’ve added the people to my blog roll (role?) so if you miss this page, you can click on my buttons (heh…to the right! to the right!)(weird, I never figured that would be a phrase uttered by this pinko commie socialist type).
I made shake and bake chicken, whipped potatoes and steamed frozen broccoli for supper. It was yummy. Though, I’m still not done the dishes. So, despite being well fed (it was a good meal), I’m still unhappy that I can’t do anything crafty and fun.
Well, I’m off to do the last of the dishes (yeah, I know, I’m always off, but I’m also going to do dishes).