My elbow/hand/wrist pain is finally coming under control. 🙂
My GP showed my the twisting wrist action to avoid at all costs and the penny dropped – it was going mad at crocheting the Granny squares that did the damage!
The elbow pain was “golfer’s elbow” (medial epicondylitis to the medically minded).
I turned away (from knitting) to the dark side (crochet) and paid dearly….(read in a menacing Alec Guinness type voice) 👿
The crochet project is officially abandoned on medical grounds!!
The main things that have helped are rest, a wrist support and Golfer’s elbow strap and a radical rearrangement of my desk, chair, mouse and keyboard.
I’m finally able to carry on knitting Glade but I’m limiting my daily knitting time which is frustrating.
If you’re not up to speed with my Glade progress, read about in here…
– Glade from the waist up
Ben has been very amused watching me, strapped up and struggling – apparently I look like I’m auditioning to be a Gladiator or a B-movie super hero!!
What do you think of my armour???
Move over Arnold Schwarzenegger – the Knitterizer is in town!
The next pic is not an exciting picture if you’ve already seen my pics of Glade progress but I’m just starting the 3rd repeat of 7 needed for the Peplum…
HELPFUL *HOT TIP* IF YOU’RE KNITTING GLADE!
I found I was getting lost with the pattern, missing the fact a row had bobbles in it and getting confused if the frills were right side or wrong side of stocking stitch!
My solution was to use a row counter (obvious) to track what row and mark up a photocopy of the pattern like this ..
The yellow rows are WS SS, Green rows are RS SS (with the eyelets down the middle) and the pink is the bobbles.
Even I can’t miss such obvious visual clues 😀