Elbow pain has been something to deal with on a daily basis for a long while now. It began a few years ago and has persisted through ice applications, anti-inflammatory medication, and shots. I've been calling it Knitter's Elbow although it is technically tennis elbow. Learning to play tennis has been on my short list for a time. Interestingly enough, playing tennis does not aggravate the pain, knitting does.
A while ago, I decided to take a month off from knitting (gasp)! Since learning how to knit over 10 years ago, stitches have formed on my needles nearly every day. Lucky enough to be able to knit productively and do other things; like watch TV, it has been easy to find time to put in a few stitches here and there. Coming to this decision was eased by the happy coincidence of a month-long visit from my mom.
So, after returning from Stitches West, I finished the Blue Shimmer cuffs, knit up my New Orleans scarf, blocked Colonnade, then put my needles away.
After this first week, the elbow pain is gone! I've still be playing tennis...a lot of tennis, and the half finished needlepoint projects have come out of the closet.
For now, posts will be intermittent. Stay tuned, the needles are slated to return around April 17th!