Monday, October 22, 2007

Oh my aching back!

Literally. I don't know what happened. My OLD syndrome has really been kicking my butt lately. I don't think there's a joint in my body that doesn't ache. Especially first thing in the morning. Getting out of bed is a series of cracks and groans.

I had promised the cat that I would clear some of the boxes of yarn from the living room so he could once again have access to his scratching post and general play area. So I did that yesterday. I don't remember anything popping or snapping but who knows? I could have done something that is causing my back to hurt. Anyway, I've taken some ibuprofen and other than that I'm just ignoring it as much as I can.

I had a nice weekend. Spent a large part of Saturday knitting with friends at Unraveled and the got to have dinner with L (of L&H fame). And last night I went to dinner at my friend Robert's. Hadn't seen him is quite a while. But that always means I'll get home a couple of hours later than my normal bedtime. So there's a bit of catching up to do. I would really rather sleep than go to Stitch in Time today but that's not going to happen.

I'm still working on that second sock. And the chevron scarf is getting longer. Not much else is happening. I got some new sock yarn to try out,Maizy from Crystal Palace. It's 82% corn fiber and 18% elastic nylon. I haven't tried it yet but I think I'll make some kind of anklet. I've used Cascade's Fixation before. I'm hoping this will be more comfortable to knit and to wear.


Anonymous said...

I have a friend who threw out her back pretty badly (in her forties at the time, athletic...) When I asked what she was doing when it happened, she said, "Reaching for the soy sauce. . . "

Which goes to show you there's just no telling.

Janice Rosema said...

You have my sympathies. What we will do for our cats! Saturday was fun, I enjoyed knitting with you at Unraveled. It was a lovely day.

Bess said...

sending you ibuprophen hugs.

Monika said...

Hope your back ache will be gone soon! ;o)

Scattered Gemini said...

Ack, sorry to hear about your sore back. Have you been carry extra heavy, newly acquired stash bags home from the shops? Tsk, tsk, tsk.

Would a soak with Epsom Salts help any?

Feel better.