Procrastination Station

In a world where pain runs the show…

 

Hello all. It has been some time since I last posted. I’ve been in some measurable amount of pain over the past few months and it all finally came to the point where I had to see a specialist. For months now, I’ve had bilateral Plantar Fasciitis. I can definitely attest that this is not a fun thing to have. I went from walking two to four hours a day in the morning to screaming and crying bloody murder upon standing. Needless to say, I’ve been spending a lot of time utilizing my rest mode function. Which has exacerbated the weight issue which has, in turn, exacerbated the Plantar Fasciitis issue. *headdesk*

 

I’ve been in so much pain that a lot of complex things have fallen by the wayside in favor of less complicated subjects. I’ve picked up yarn dyeing when I should be knitting a lace blanket. I’ve been doing a lot of horizontal reading when I should be vertical and writing. I have sorely neglected the upkeep of my plants, my sweater is on hiatus and my studies have dropped off considerably as I have to be vertical for a good portion of those tasks.

 

After the second visit to my physician, she could see that I was fed up with this whole thing and gave me a referral to see a podiatrist. It was worth it going to get some temporary relief from the pain. The good doctor taped my feet up and, until yesterday evening, it was working like a charm. I hardly felt the pain. I was diagnosed with Bone Spurs which are causing the Plantar Fasciitis injury. Basically, the bone spurs are irritating the tendons. The next step from here is to take some NSAIDs to relieve the pain. If the NSAIDs don’t work effectively, it’ll be time to get more radical. *ominous music*

 

Enough about my feet.

 

This is what I’ve managed to get done on the blanket since the last posting. I am presently one row shy of one complete pattern repeat completed. I really like this pattern because, unlike the next mentioned pattern, I don’t need my glasses for it. 

 

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I’m also making socks. This is a Kate Atherley pattern I came across on Ravelry a while ago. It is pretty much my go to pattern to fit my gigantic feet because it is sized all the way up to men’s sizes and I wear a men’s 9.5/43cm. I’m making four at a time on one 60” Size 2.75mm circular needle. With the exception of the inevitable tangles, all is going well. I need some new socks. I’m calling them Eris and Harmonia.

 

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I have also been knitting on my Flax sweater. The body is complete. I’ve tried it on and it fits. All I need to do now is knit the sleeves and weave in the ends. The picture below is me binding off in pattern. Between needing to finish the blanket and the sudden heat wave a couple of weeks ago, I put this sweater on hiatus for a bit.

 

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In addition to this, I have been teaching myself how to dye yarn. Thus far, I have two cakes I’ve dyed myself. These colors are called Redshift and Decomposition of Light. The yarn is Lion Brand’s Fisherman’s Wool.

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There is also one collaborative effort done with the Maternal Parental. No name as of yet. The yarn is Cascade 220 Superwash.

 

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As if that weren’t enough for my plate, I’ve got even more planned for the months of March and April. I’ve got a few classes I’m planning on attending, feet willing. I’m also doing Camp NaNoWriMo. I got to fifty-thousand plus words on my story last November but I didn’t complete it. I’d like to set aside time to work on it specifically. Camp NaNo seems like a good opportunity to do that. I’m going for five hundred pages of writing. Hopefully, I can get that done.

 

I have to go now. Food is being called for and I am being summoned for its preparation. Until the next time, have a safe and fantastic journey around the Sun. Take care, my friends. Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow

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6 thoughts on “Procrastination Station

  1. Sorry to hear about the problem with your feet. 😦

    My job demands excessively walking, and lately my feet are starting suffer after all the years working. I can’t say I feel your pain, but I know what it is to walk been aware of your feet.

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    • My commiseration on your foot troubles. When did we get old? LOL

      If I can help it, I’m going to learn color and dye theory until I can make this yarn dyeing my business. I love doing this and can make several batches up at once once I get the supplies in.

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    • I’m walking almost 8 miles a day carrying heavy things around at work. It’s been hard to just stand at the end of the day. But I know my problems can be easy treated. All I need is a day or two of rest and I’ll be fine again.

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  2. I’ve had to deal with Plantar Fasciitis in the past, but not as serious a case as you seem to have. My sympathy. Make sure you have shoes with really good arch support. It’ll help.

    I didn’t know that flax was a fiber you could knit. This is cool! It’s one more yarn my allergic to wool self can try.

    Good luck on the writing. For getting around, you might want to check on a mobility chair or scooter. If your podiatrist will prescribe one, you can probably get Medicare/Medicaid to pay for most of it. Or check Amazon. Last year’s model or used can be fairly reasonable.

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    • Thanks!

      That’s actually one of my main issues. I always tend to get the Payless shoes. Well, I used to. I’m finally forced to go to Zappos for shoes now that Payless is going out of business.

      The Flax Sweater <–see Link isn't actually made of Flax. It is called that. It is a pattern by Tincanknits. Mine is made from Corriedale wool. I suppose you could make one from Flax. I've never worked with the material before.

      I did see a woman on YouTube make a Flax sweater out of cotton for the Spring.

      Thanks for the good luck wishes!

      I'll definitely check out the line on the mobility scooter if these treatments don't work for my feet. I wouldn't wish this pain on my worst enemy and I mean that sincerely. It's brutal.

      I just wish I could get back to my former mobility.

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