For a while now I’ve had shoulder pain. I would say for years. I used to work in an office type environment with over 10 hours of sitting, typing, and phone use. I would also sit and knit while at work. I saw my doctor. She didn’t think it was anything to serious and it was attributed to tension/anxiety. The anxiety has been under control for a while with lexapro. Sometimes I still find a lot of tension in my shoulders but not enough to explain this pain.

I quit my job about a year after I had my second child. I’ve been a stay at home mom for a little over a year now so the job factor has been eliminated. The shoulder pain has still remained a companion, and has at times gotten worse. I had a really bad flare up in the past few days. Now I’ve got some bursitis type pain in my forearm near my elbow. This happened after a major knitting spree on a sock I wanted to finish up. So I figure its time for me to face facts.

My knitting is causing me pain.

I don’t know if the knitting was the initial cause of the pain. That was probably a combination of many things, but knitting is the only thing that remains and it is definitely making things worse. Due to this new development in my forearm I’m going to TRY and take a two week break from knitting. I would be a fool not to, and I try not to be a fool to often. I hope to be able to return to my knitting without pain. I don’t think I could ever give up knitting forever. My quality of life would decrease to much if I had to give up knitting completely. It would also be diminished if I can’t get rid of this pain. There has to be a middle ground and I’m going to find it, but for now I’ve got to take a complete rest.

Wish me luck y’all. This is going to be a hard two weeks!  (There might be sewing, we will see how things go.)


Knitting socks for a size three woman’s foot is great. It leaves a lot of leftover yarn, but its a zippy knit. For comparison I have a size 11 foot. Yes is ginormous. I had my daughter model these socks and she’s barely out of toddler sizes so it didn’t work to well.  So then I slid them onto the handle of our treadmill.


The pattern is Cubist by Cookie A. I have wanted to knit these for a long time, but due to the nature of the pattern I could not upsize them to fit my feet. Knitting with a larger needle was out of the question.

The yarn was great. Its by Springtree Road on Etsy. It’s her Muscadine Sock.  The color is Late Dusk. I’ve used her yarns a few times and I really love the colors. She somehow manages to make the perfect primary colors. I can find the perfect red or blue from her shop usually.IMG_4041This my daughter wearing the socks. She’s always such an obliging model. Why didn’t I wait for the recipient to model you ask? Because I’m impatient and she’s busy. These were for my sister in laws birthday on September 30th. Here we are done on October 6th. I’ve never knit with a hard deadline before. It wasn’t to stressful.  I think she asked for these a week or a little more than a week before her birthday so its all her fault that they weren’t on time.