Repetive Strain?

I can’t think of a suitable photo for this post, so here is a lovely little wren on a gorse bush, who was singing her heart out this morning and is much more interesting than my aches and pains.

Wren on a gorse bush singing.
Wren singing – nothing to do with the text!

I created a rather nice matt using cotton yarn and tunisan crochet over the Christmas holidays. I was left at the end of it with some discomfort in my upper right arm and shoulder that was definitely around a nerve and gave me a real jab of pain if I stretched my arm back in any way at all. I dismissed it and as usual carried on as normal.

I continued to work on and finish the Counterchange DK shawl during January and the pain really wasn’t going away. I probably need to mention that I knit using the picking or continental method which is usually much more friendly to wrists but perhaps not so for the upper arm? Since finishing the shawl, I’ve had a month off and it really did improve drastically.

On Sunday, I had some ideas for a magazine submission and set to with the needles to do a nice deep bluey green swatch. I was quite pleased with the results and decided to finish it on Monday. This wasn’t going to happen as I woke in so much pain in the early hours of Monday morning. It seems that whatever is wrong with the nerves/muscles in my upper right arm is not in any way better. My RSI – repetetive strain injury is totally self diagnosed but I’m pretty certain that’s what it is.

So it’s no knitting for me for a month or so at least. This is quite frustrating as I have an agreement for a yarn company to provide the wool for new patterns and have lots of ideas. I’ll just have to write them down and pile them up for future reference.

One comment

  1. Gosh — what a pain in the b—t! I do wish you the best of luck! Perhaps some physiotherapy might help (if you can have that now, due to covid), or even acupuncture. Hoping you improve soon — very best wishes!

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