Sunday, December 28, 2008

Broken

Man............... rudely snatched from a victorious bit of blogging and knitting came the back. I was so hopeful that my back was just a little thing, a tiny thing really. In the way of all good jokes it has not been. The Cliff N*otes version is that I have been down for the count since Christmas Eve. Up and around for small things but I can't find a comfortable place to sit and my favorite spot to knit (my beloved chaise) has proven to be killer for a lower back on the fritz. I am, for the moment, broken!

I have done a bit of reading when forced to be flat on my back.......... and the knitting has made some progress, though certainly not what I was hoping to show with a long weekend off. Still, I consider every row a victory.

The pattern of seed stitch and cables with that lovely diamond thrown in has been pure pleasure and such fun to watch it grow. I've advanced (big whoop) all the way through the first repeat of the diamond.

I've decided it is homage to my mother who passed away 10 years ago now. I recall what she called her "fisherman sweater" and it looked so like the one I'm creating. Hers was knit in "Sayelle", I don't know if they still make the stuff. But it was natural in color and slam-jammed with cables and seeds and bobbles and what-not. The buttons were medium sized and of a dark wood. She wore that sweater for ages and as a matter of fact when I think of her knitted things I inevitably think of this creation first and foremost. As I knit my version I can't help but remember her and smile.

Here's to you Betty my dear, I miss you dearly!

Now if I could just get around better...........................................

8 comments:

julia in kw said...

Ice pack and then heat and rotate on and off, but still take it easy until it feels good...arrgh is right - I hate it when the body does not co-operate with the "plans"...take care...

Virtuous said...

Glad you can smile thru the pain (physically and emotionally).

Get some rest! And keep getting you mini knitting victories in on your beautiful diamond sweater

Dibosai said...

Try and find a Thermocare (think that's the name) wrap. When you open it,the thing stays hot for 8 hours and you can then wear it around your waist for some relief. When my back went out on me I wore one and it worked very well.

Ibuprofen helps a lot too.

Hope your feeling better real soon.

meezermeowmy said...

Been through that, have great sympathy for your discomfort. This, too, shall pass. Enjoy what you can, tolerate what you must, and let the rest go.

jen duncan said...

Now, that just hardly seems fair! All month you were such a fabulous poster, now THIS?! That's just not right. I hope you're feeling better VERY soon. I know a whole buncha knitters really enjoyed your posts this month.
:)

Jenny Girl said...

I completely feel for you sweetie. Have you considered a trip to the physician's, or do you want to avoid that? I'm all for avoiding as long as you can, but if it goes too long, please consider a trip to the medicine man. You never know.
In the meantime, you have already received some great advice. Good thoughts and hugs your way ;)

yoel said...

I agree with Jenny Girl, get thee to a medicine man, or, better, medicine woman! I hope you are at least able to get lots of knitting done while you rest up.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Oh NO Tina. What did you do to your back?? I'm sorry to hear your hurt. Back pain sucks I hear. Hang in there!!! Take it easy and rest.
Happy New Year to you!!!!!
Maybe we'll get to meet in 2009.
Who knows me might even be neighbors. LOL!!