My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


The Weekend in Review

I can sum up the past few days in two words: Back Pain.

I’ll be back when I can reach my keyboard without extreme pain. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  1. That’s awful Wendy. Get some rest and I hope things get better soon. I’ll be thinking of you.

  2. Sorry to hear about that. Rest up. Take care.

  3. I’m so sorry. Take care and be well. The divine Miss Kitty sends PURRS!

  4. Ow! Hope you feel better soon.

  5. I’m always so happy to see your posts, but today’s made me sad. I hope you can take it easy, get proper care, and be pain-free soon. I’m sure Lucy will take good care of you.

  6. Chicken soup is supposed to cure everything . . . of course, drugs help. Hope you’re better soon!
    .-= Cathie Jones´s last blog ..Almost Done =-.

  7. Sending love and muscle relaxation.
    .-= Elysbeth Carson´s last blog ..Sock-ra-tee =-.

  8. I’m so sorry you’re having trouble with your back. I well know what that’s like. Gentle hugs!!
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..Today =-.

  9. Back pain is the worst. ๐Ÿ™ I hope you get yourself to the doctor for some effective drugs, if it’s not gone soon!
    .-= Sheri at The Loopy Ewe´s last blog ..Maybe This One =-.

  10. Gracious! Sure hope you Get Well Soon! Sending you virtual hugs (they’re painless!).
    .-= Ina´s last blog ..Whatโ€™s with the Long-Tail Cast-on knitting instructions? =-.

  11. I’m sorry you’re hurting. Gather up that sweet kitty for some snuggly back heat therapy. Rest well and feel better.

  12. Do feel better! Perhaps Lucy can microwave some water for tea and/or a hot water bottle?
    .-= Jenni´s last blog ..Star Towels =-.

  13. Sorry that you are in so much pain. Get some good rest if you can. I hope you feel like yourself again soon.

  14. I hope you feel better soon!

    Cats are very good heating pads, if you haven’t figured that out already.
    .-= Virginia´s last blog ..Pictures for Saturday =-.

  15. Poor thing. Been there. Done that. I feel for you!

  16. Ouch – you have my complete sympathy! Hope you feel better soon.
    .-= Chris´s last blog ..Book Giveaway: A Black Tie Affair by Sherrill Bodine =-.

  17. Feel better soon!
    .-= sprite´s last blog ..whirlwind =-.

  18. Feel better soon!

  19. Sorry you’re not at 100%. Hope rest, ice, and Lucy will help.

  20. I had back spasms once about ten years ago. All I had done was gotten up out of bed. They lasted for days and I was in agony. My sincere sympathy to you, kiddo. Wouldn’t wish that kind of pain on my worst enemy…well…maybe my VERY worst enemy! Take care.

  21. Ow, Ow -you have my sympathies- alternate heat and ice.

  22. Oh Wendy, I’m so sorry. Please take care of yourself.

  23. Wendy please take care of yourself. Get rest and don’t push it so much.

  24. So sorry, Wendy. I hope that Lucy is keeping you good company. Speedy healing.

  25. I so hope you feel better soon.

  26. Ouch. Feel better, Wendy! I’m sure Lucy’s helping…

  27. Take care of yourself.

  28. Please consider therapeutic massage. It did wonders for my husband’s awful lower back pain. Hope you feel better soon!

  29. Hope you feel better soon!

  30. Vicki Mihajlich says:

    I am really sorry, Wendy. I was crippled with pain for over a year when I fractured three vertabrae. Getting a diagnosis was traumatic. You say “back pain” and nobody cares to investigate further. I simply got a referal for chiropractics which injured me further. I hope you have the strength to insist on good care <3

    Gentle yoga with Allan Finger Yogazone tapes finally helped me. Before that a TENS unit gave a little relief. We will not go into gin and vicodin, but they played their part too.

    I'll keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

    .-= southparknitter´s last blog ..Cleaning off the kitchen table =-.

  32. I hope you feel better soon!

  33. I’m very sorry to hear that you are in so much pain and I hope you feel better soon!

  34. KateinIowa says:

    So sorry, Wendy. I have those troubles, too. The best thing is to rest until you’re able to begin stretching and gently working the muscles. It’s so frustrating, though, if the pain keeps you from knitting (I hope not ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Take care!

  35. crazycrafter says:

    Yowza . . . hoe you feel better soon! Love,
    Hannah, age 12

  36. Give your back the best care you can. Back pain is the worst. Will be keeping you in my prayers and hope to be reading you again real soon!
    .-= Claudia´s last blog ..All Together Dead – Charlaine Harris =-.

  37. Hope you are feeling better..take care

  38. blueheron says:

    My solution to back pain and the computer is a recliner with good lumbar support. Laz-boy is my friend and that is what a lap top is for! sitting too long in a regular chair hurt my legs and my lower back, ever tried an inversion table? it sounds crazy but 10 minutes a day, starting at hardly any incline at all, finally, finally fixed my pain–but old ladies like me have reasons for back pain–Lucy says don’t bend over to pick me up –let me come up to you!

  39. I hope you will feel better soon!

  40. I’m sorry to read about your back. I hope it feels better very soon. And remember not to do too much too soon.
    .-= Ida´s last blog ..Errata/Erratum: Itโ€™s Still an Error =-.

  41. Hoping the back pain goes away soon. That is definitely no fun.
    .-= Judy´s last blog ..Crit =-.

  42. I can relate. I just went through a bout of back pain. I agree with the “alternate heat and cold”. That’s what my doc always recommends. Of course being cold all the time, I prefer the “heat” part of the remedy. ๐Ÿ™‚ You may prefer the “cold” since it sounds like you tend towards being warm. I usually find that pain meds don’t do much for the pain, but maybe you’ll have better luck! Hope you feel better soom!

  43. So sorry you’re in pain. I know about the back issue. I’m off to the hospital in another hour and a half for a hip replacement, and my biggest worry is having to stay in bed for hours, which my back just doesn’t like.

  44. Forgot to say, ice really helps. You probably already know this. I have a king-sized Col-Pac which I keep in the freezer. Takes guts to get it out when it’s cold weather, but after a couple of minutes it feels good.

  45. Well, that sucks! Sorry, Wendy. Hope you’re better soon.

  46. Kathy Sue says:

    Feel better soon, take it as easy as you can sand to.

  47. Kathy Sue says:

    Well, I just can’t type. I mean stay as still as you can stand to.

  48. Poor Wendy! Sending you good vibes and wishing you quick healing!

  49. I hope it heals well and soon!

  50. Oh, I hope you feel better real soon!

  51. I hope you feel better soon.
    .-= SockPixie´s last blog ..Plying Brings Me One Step Closer to Knitting =-.

  52. So sorry to hear about your back–I hope that there has been improvement since you posted. We look forward to having you back very soon!

  53. anne marie in philly says:

    {{{{{HUGS}}}}} from me, MEOWS from steven and meredith!

  54. Ouch! I hope you’re pain-free soon, keeping warm and cozy with one of your beautiful shawls and getting lots of sympathy from Lucy.

  55. Yeowch! Hope you are feeling better soon.

  56. I feel your pain! Hope you are out and about soon. I smashed my toe today and after work, I finally took my sock off to survey the damage….lovely shades of blue, purple and red!
    .-= Liz´s last blog ..The Naked Fiber Club has arrived =-.

  57. Oh I can so relate!!! Feel better soon.

  58. Oh no, not again! The Emperor says “yowwww”…
    .-= Alice in Richmond´s last blog ..1/20/10 =-.

  59. There’s nothing worse. Feel better soon.

  60. Ouch – hope you are feeling better soon – nothing like back pain to make one a sniveling wreck!

  61. traceymae says:

    I know everyone has a cure …I have had really great results with
    ‘Relafin’, I believe its often recommended to people with painful arthritus ,
    Its a life saver to me when Im injured ! (waitress,potter,dog walker,knitter !)
    wishes for a quick recovery !

  62. Oh no! Do take care…

  63. More healing thoughts coming from here.
    .-= Mary´s last blog ..Short update =-.

  64. I sympathize – hope you feel better soon. I’m learning pain pills are my friend!!
    .-= Sue H´s last blog ..Not starting too well! =-.