January 6, 2010
Needlepoint is Not The Answer
Out of desperation to keep my hands busy while watching movies, football, etc, and trying to avoid the pain I'm having in my left arm/shoulder, I pulled out my needlepoint from years ago. My godmother gave me this and I do love it and love the colors. So, I started needlepointing on Sunday and last night and realized that it isn't the answer to my need for busy hands/no pain. I realized that the way I keep my left arm up to hold the canvas keeps it in the position that hurts while I knit. Darn!
Maybe I need to bust out the sewing machine...any way I can put it in front of the boob tube while watching football this weekend? My husband can't understand why I feel compelled to always be doing something with my hands...what is it with the need to always be productive. I find knitting relaxing, engaging, challenging, fun and I love having my hands productive.