Saturday, June 7, 2008

You can't keep a knitter DOWN!

Ah yes, I have survived Arthroscopic Capsular Release on my left shoulder. It was no fun. I don't like IVs, general anesthesia, hydrocodone, nerve blocks, post-surgical nausea, or, well, surgery. Here's what I did learn about me and my knitting:

1). I can knit with an IV in my right hand. Even though I cried before the nurse put it in because it was the first time I had an IV and was scared out of my mind. I managed to pull myself together and knit while waiting to go into surgery while my husband read to me. (I am relieving you of a picture of it, however.)

2) I can knit with three puncture wounds in my shoulder. (I like to think of them as 'stigmata.' hee hee.) Under those three demure little band-aids, there are three puncture wounds all stitched up.

3) I can knit even though I can't really move my left arm that well--but I knew that BEFORE the surgery. Though I could not knit while the nerve block was still in effect--in fact I couldn't even hold up my arm. Or sit upright since I was still doped up.

4) I WILL KNIT-you just can't keep me DOWN! Even hyped up on hydrocodone or too much Aleve, I can manage an FO in one week!



Pattern: The ubiquitous Clapotis
Yarn: Madil Eden Print--100% Bamboo in "Spring," #037, 6.5 skeins
Yarn enabler: Webs, May 2008--it's a closeout, my friends!
Time I spent knitting this when I should have been laying flat on my back in a pain-killer induced haze: 1 week, May 31-June 7, 2008.
This is my third and, I think, final clapotis for myself. I have one in worsted weight wool/silk that is gigantic. I have another in Wollmeise sock yarn that is a bit small--more a scarf than stole/shawl. Now this one is just the right size and weight for spring and summer!
Knit on through all adversity, baby!

15 comments:

limonene said...

I'm so glad to hear that things went well and you're on the mend! Way to knit on.

misplacedpom said...

Yay! Here's to many a high five on your future :)

purlypuss said...

That's a gorgeous clapotis. And I agree about the stigmata - you are henceforce Mz Kwooz, Our Lady of Clapotis.

jelife said...

congratulations on completion of your clapotis

Shameka said...

YaY!!!! You have conquered it and have an FO. Wonderful. I once knit through a small bout of tennis elbow, so I know the struggle. You can't keep a good knitter down. See you on Saturday!!

SewIknit2 said...

Thanks for your encouragement on Rav. about my frozen shoulder+knitting! (is it sad that I noticed FIRST the yummy knitty clapotis and THEN the puncture wounds!? lol!!)

HUGS!
Sue!

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