Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Needing sleep and painkillers

Crazy weekend -- Saturday was a highly productive day during which we managed to choose the bridesmaids' dresses, look at invitation papers, and cater a five-course meal for some theatre supporters in Napa, all in one day. Sunday, however, was a bit of a disaster. Long story short, I spent 13 hours finishing the program layout for Napa Rep's next show, finally finishing at 1:15 am. When I finally stood up from our creaky old Mac G3, my right shoulder and neck were burning with pain. I don't think it's set up very ergonomically, but after that many hours at the computer, I think anyone would be hurting.

Add to that only five hours of sleep, and I was pretty much a zombie yesterday. I knit about 12 rows in the afternoon while watching the San Jose after-school Shakespeare kids do their run-throughs, but that hurt my shoulder. I am trying to do as much as possible with my left hand right now, but I'm so NOT ambidextrous. Time to learn Continental! I definitely think that will be a New Year's project. Assuming that I can still move my right arm by then.


spinnity said...

Oh, no no no! Not RSI,no no no! I've had repetetive strain injuries twice in my hands and it really took me a while to get back to knitting after each injury. I have a bunch of info about stretches, workstation setup, etc etc. Right now you should rest that arm & shoulder and try ice, heat, anti-inflams, gentle massage and you should lay off the knitting if it hurts you (sorry!). Hope you recover over Thanksgiving!

Wiz Knitter said...

I'm feeling much better! I think driving actually hurts me more than knitting or typing, and I didn't drive OR type all weekend. Lots of knitting, though! I am a good way into the back of the reverse side of the cardigan -- hoping you can wisely advise me on decreasing in moss stitch on Wednesday!

Christina said...

Congrats on such a successful Saturday! I can't believe you got all of that done in one day. I'm sorry to hear you were in pain. I'm with you on learning to knit continental. Maybe we can learn together?