So, I thought to give it a little bit of a try to see if I am ready to go back full bore to knitting.
Each sitting, if you will was only two or three rows long, but I picked it up several times through the day. Before each sitting I warmed my arm and hand up. AT the end of the day, I was left with zip, nada, no stress, no strain, no puffy ring finger. However, about 4 o'clock this morning, I could feel my thumb, so...
It was completely gone when I got up though. I had hoped that maybe, if I babied it, it would miraculously be good, but it is not to be. I am going to give it another week of rest before I try it again. Well for sure till Tuesday next week, when I hope to be able to do a little bit of spinning.
I was looking for a video by an Australian lady with excersizes for crafters that really seemed to help and came across something I really appreciated and enjoyed. The Fruity Knitting Podcast, episode 31, had Carson Demers on as a guest. It is from a few weeks back. He had just gotten his book from the printer, but I can tell you, after listening to the interview, I really would like to get my hand on the book. Without reading it, based solely on this one interview, I feel very strongly that Knitting Comfortably - The Ergonomics of Handknitting should be in every library for knitters. I haven't seen the book yet so I am not 100% sure it is something I need to have on my shelves, but if it goes digital, I would drop everything and get a copy.
So, today, I am not going to knit, but I will continue to be sensible and will restrain myself. It is exactly a month since I injured my thumb and a few days more won't kill me. It might feel like it will but it won't actually kill me.
It brings to mind the old Possum Lodge oath, 'I'm a man, but I can change, If I have to, I guess.' from the Red Green Show. Perhaps we should call this variation on a theme Bernice's revenge: I'm a knitter (who doesn't want to stop), but I can change, if I have to, I guess.