Of Thumbs and Thumb Drives

It’s been a long three months waiting for the pain in my thumbs to recede.  I can’t tell you how much fun knitting ISN’T when it hurts.  The verdict is in–I have arthritis in both hands–damn!  According to the doctor, what can I do to prevent/reverse/slow it down?  Nothing.  Take ibuprofen for the pain.  Get fitted for compression gloves. What I have to learn to do is pace myself when knitting. No more than a half-hour or so at a time. Crap.  Crap crap crap crap crap. Deep breath and deal with it.

I have also been struggling a bit to finish the final video in the series–or should I say my first series.  My video editing software suddenly slowed to unusable as I was in the final stages of my video on neck ribbing.  I have had several requests from youtube subscribers for this video (very flattering!) and so wanted to get it out there.  It would also mean completion of a project (not my long suit!) begun…can it be two years ago?  That will feel good!

One Response to “ Of Thumbs and Thumb Drives ”

  1. Ramona Says:

    I hate to think you are not knitting because of arthritis! I had it too, in both hands. I don’t have it anymore… and am enjoying your videos.. am nearly completing my first sweater ! Check out Dr. MacDougall’s diet.

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