Bed bound and fondling yarn

One of the great things about working a FIFO (fly in fly out) roster is that I get 6 days off after 8 days of work. Yup, that's right - I work 8 days straight, and then get a whole 6 days off each week. It helps make up for working away and the long hours that I do put in when I am on site.

Having 6 days off each roster cycle means that I get a lot of "me" time. "me" time to go for a short trip, "me" time to rest and relax before going back to site, and "me" time to just be.. well.. "me".

One of the things that I don't like however, is wasting that "me" time. I'm on my second last day of R&R (rest and relaxation week) and am due to head back to site tomorrow. I am however, bed bound. *sobs*.

I woke up this morning unable to move my left hand side. It wasn't numb, it was just completely aching, with a stabbing pulsating feeling everytime I went to move it. After one hour of lying in bed (thinking it would go away), I called my other half for assistance and he promptly took me to see the doc. Luckily (or not), it appears to be nothing too serious, and that my muscles are just spasming. I've got muscle relaxants to treat it but 4 hours after seeing the doc, I'm still sore and unable to turn or move my head too much (i can type though!) hehe.

Now, i don't normally mind a day in bed .. but I do mind it when I have brand new yarn to play with! The postman just dropped off my latest package, containing Classic Elite Cotton Bam Boo and it's a beautiful raspberry colour. I'm planning on using it for Megumi Hirai's Rose Shoulder Shrug (I hope it's a good sub for "Silken Straw"?):

Unfortunately, I can only fondle but can't really knit because it tightens up the muscles. So, a day of R&R wasted. But at least there's something new to look forward to.



3:46 PM, April 16, 2009

i hope you feel better soon! how scary it must've been to wake up like that.

and that shrug looks really fun. can't wait to see it finished and paired with an outfit.


1:59 AM, April 17, 2009

Sorry about the hand...but the yarn is so pretty!


4:52 AM, April 17, 2009

Hope you feel better soon! What type of work do you do?

That yarn looks yummy. By the way, what do you think of Jo Sharp Classic DK Wool? I'm thinking of getting some, and I remember you've knitted Jo Sharp patterns in the past, but I don't know if you use their yarn often.


8:46 AM, April 17, 2009

I woke up one day with a really bad pain near the shoulder blades on my back and my neck. Couldn't turn left or right nor life my arms. Went to see the doctor too and was told about muscle spasm. Not a nice experience at all. Hope you feel better soon.

Those yarns are yummy!!


7:46 AM, April 18, 2009

Re: your question, it should work because previous purchase wasn't a requirement. If you go to Ravelry, go to the 20 Spot Forum and search for "FSA: free knitting pattern". You can see the rules there.