Sunday, 28 June 2015


There has been no knitting chez josiekitten in the past week. Nothing remotely crafty has happened. And the reason? See for yourself!


I have tendinitis in my wrist and thumb, and need to keep the joint as immobile as possible for a while to allow the inflammation to subside. To say that I am fed up is understating it somewhat, but I hope that if I do as I am told now, then it might recover enough for me to be able to do some crafty activities over the summer holidays. In the meantime, I have my Kindle full of books to read. Any recommendations?

Florence doesn't seem too worried about my injury! As long as she has somewhere comfortable to sleep, all is well in her furry little world! At the moment, either Mr JK's fleece or mine is her snoozing spot of choice.

sleepy Flo (8)

I may need to do a little retail therapy tonight in the Posh Yarn update, just to boost the spirits you know! See you next week when I hope to be a little cheerier! xxx


Evelyn Hender said...

oh boo that's no fun. Hope it heals quickly

Lynne said...

Oh no! I hope it doesn't take too long to heal, and some yarn retail therapy sounds like a great idea!

Kathy said...

Oh no! That must be a nightmare for you. Hope it heals up soon x

Una said...

Oh dear, that looks like a trial. I don't know your taste in books but I can recommend what I am reading at the moment...."Sleep Tight" by Rachel Abbott. It is a family/crime/mystery drama novel. It has me hooked and I can see it making a very good tv series as well.

busybusybeejay said...

Oh no!My dread is of not being able to knit or crochet.Books to recommend.The Children's Act by Ian Mcewan,Daughter by Jane Schmilt ((?),The English Girl Margaret Leary and one I really,really enjoyed The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford.Also The Ruby Slippers by Keir Alexander.I may not have got all the authors correct but the book titles are.We are in France so can't rush to the shelves and check.Get well soon and back to knitting etc.Barbarax

Spinthrift said...

Oh poor you! I hope it's better soon. I can recommend 'A sting in the tail' by David Goulson. It's non-fiction about bumble bees & very readable. Since I read it I have noticed how many types of bee we have in the garden.

Also, how about checking out the STEM centre on-line resource bank.

There are loads of free resources and ideas for primary science which will give you some great starting ready for next term. I hope that doesn't sound too boring of me, but it could save you loads of time when you are planning & give you more knitting time once your wrist is better.

Take care


Helsie said...

Sorry to hear, I know how you love your knitting !
I loved Two Brothers by Ben Elton and Burial Rites (can't remember the author !)Happy holiday reading!

snoopydog said...

That doesn't sound good! Hope it starts to feel better very soon! Rosx

Knittysibz said...

Hi Sorry to hear you're "wounded". I had an op on my hand recently and couldn't craft - that hurt more than my hand. An excellent book that I have just finished is "The Girl on the Train" by Paula Hawkins - a 5 star read.

Shiela Dixon said...

Aw, how frustrating it must be to be unable to knit. Get well soon!

diaryofadizzygirl said...

Sorry to hear you're out of action. Having been in a similar position I empathise with your frustration. Books I've enjoyed:

Elizabeth is Missing (sad, but very well written) - Emma Healey
Also second Girl on The Train - Paula Hawkins
Life in Stitches - Rachel Herron
Pretty much anything by Stephanie Purl-McPhee (The Yarn Harlot)
Friday Night Knitting Club - Kate Jacobs
Divas Don't Knit - Gil McNeil
The Knitting Circle - Ann Hood

The last few may have a theme running through them - no idea if you can guess what!