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Monday, August 27, 2007

the sounds of silence

photo worth a thousand words-



while making the chair, i hurt my carpal tunnel. the chair came in the brown truck, and of course i couldn't wait to sand it, so rehurt the wrist. not the brightest move i've ever made.

now i am being a very good girl.



just a tiny bit of knitting. so far, knitting doesn't seem to be hurting, maybe cause i knit continental and only use my right hand to hold the needle.
can anyone guess what's on these needles?



then we took my baby to college.



think she has enough stuff?



rebecca and her new room-mate! i hope my baby girl has the best time ever!
but i miss her terribly

31 Comments:

Blogger Carole Knits said...

I'm sorry you hurt your wrist. Best of luck to your daughter!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Terri said...

Hmmmm.... Didn't the Dr. say no knitting too?

Rebecca is going to have the best time in college. She's smart, beautiful (inside and out), funny, and sensible. What a winning combination. You did good with that one. Now it is time to let her spread her wings.

9:50 AM  
Blogger knotology said...

Sorry to hear about your wrist! With my bilateral CT I can't even IMAGINE sanding anything! I can barely use screwdrivers . . . but just like you, the knitting doesn't hurt nearly as much.

Have you tried running really cold water over your hands? I find that really helps with the swelling and numbs my hand, without getting ice burn from ice packs. Good luck!

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Janine said...

Oh, my--Rebecca is at college now! That's going to take some getting used to for sure. AND your hand in a splint. Hugs to you!

10:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, so sorry about your wrist, and you had to go to Gainesville too. But at least you can knit a little bit. Oh well, Tallahassee is over-run with new students right now as well. I hope Rebecca has a wonderful first semester and loves being at the alligator school. The Seminoles' loss is that other school's gain.

best,
Linda M.

12:26 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

It's hard to let them go - but oh, what a good job you have done!

I thought you told me you weren't going to knit anything. I see you aren't able to resist. ;-)

Take it easy tho, wouldja?

1:01 PM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Congrats on raising your baby bird to flight - she'll have a blast!

I knew you wouldn't be able to resist knitting.

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Sorry about your wrist, I hope it's feeling better soon!

It looks like your daughter is excited. I wish both of you a good school year!

2:43 PM  
Anonymous Beth S. said...

Poor wrist! :-( I'm surprised that you can still knit with that thing on your arm, but where there's a will there's a way!

Did you get out of box-carrying duty, at least, during the big move? :-)

5:03 PM  
Anonymous kerry said...

Nothing easy about what you're going through. Be careful with your wrist (though when I hurt mine I didn't last long, either), and chin up l'il camper.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Michelle B said...

Take care of that wrist! I know that it would take a neutron bomb to get me to stop knitting!

Rebecca is starting on such an exciting journey. Revel in how great she turned out.

10:28 PM  
Blogger Romi said...

You are bad! You shouldn't be knitting yet, Missy!

I hope that Rebecca has a wonderful time. You'll just have to drown your sorrow in yarn and fiber. Maybe a little chocolate too. ;)

xoxo!

11:42 PM  
Blogger Marina said...

Bet it's not that tiny any more! I don't think you could do "just a tiny bit of knitting".

She's got a good head on her shoulders! I'm sure she'll have a good time and still bring home good grades & make her parents proud.

12:18 AM  
Blogger Laurie said...

I'm so sorry you are a hurting unit. Baby it. Nothing is worse than chronicity.

6:21 AM  
Anonymous Chris said...

I went through a phase of wrist hurts which completely did in my knitting. My chiropractor did some amazing hokey pokey on my wrist and got it back in shape. I hope yours recovers fully and soon.

And I hope your daughter has a great time learning lots and staying in touch with you even when she doesn't need money.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Dorothy said...

I hope your wrist heals quickly.

Rebecca will have a ball at college. She seems like a smart and very independent girl.

9:38 AM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Yikes, that's a serious wrist brace! You better take it easy with that thing!

12:47 PM  
Blogger cindy said...

Take care of that wrist!!!

Hmmmmmm....that could be the start of an EZ shawl. I knit an EZ shawl to deal with the empty nest issue when my daughter went to college.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Nanette said...

I'm so sorry about your wrist! Take good care of it!

8:36 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Hope you are not too sad with your baby girl away! She doesn't look like she has much stuff at all...teehee...remember I had TWO at Auburn at the same time. We filled up a Suburban, their cars and pulled a U-Haul!

Ouch! The wrist! Continental? Wonder if that would help the arthritis that is developing in my knitting elbow and shoulder??

11:34 PM  
Blogger e's knitting and spinning blog said...

Good luck to Rebecca! I know she will do fantastic, she's too smart!

6:02 AM  
Blogger PJ said...

oh my..a heavy post even though not said.
Sorry for you re-hurt and then your baby leaving! Is it a shawl on the needles?

3:04 PM  
Blogger Delighted Hands said...

I was glad to see you back on your blog! Sorry to see why there had been an absence....I had never knit continental until I had a wrist injury-we do what we have to when it comes to knitting!
When I miss someone...I knit for them-that might help you , too.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous anmiryam said...

stick with it -- no knitting. it'll be over soon.

10:45 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Wow, that looks like the mother of all braces! I hope your wrist is on the mend. Best wishes to both you and Rebecca as you move on to this new phase.

4:28 PM  
Blogger anne said...

oh god, that brace looks terrible! heheheh and i know what's on the needles!

7:40 PM  
Blogger Teyani said...

so sorry that you are laid up too. guess we'll just be "resting" now, eh?
your daughter is adorable!

1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anni said...

I'm sorry to hear about your wrist. Hopefully it's better now.

3:22 AM  
Anonymous julia fc said...

My mom has carpal tunnel, and can only use size 4s and smaller. That shouldn't slow you down too much once you're better. Take it easy.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

baby thing??

Would you lay off the knitting before you do permanent damage!

5:20 PM  
Blogger June said...

Oh my gosh! Just the thought of my DD going away makes me sad! I hope you are coping and take it easy on the wrist, girlie!!

8:42 PM  

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