Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Progress is Sweet

Oops, these thumbs are on the wrong sides, but look how much better already!! I find that I am still habitually touching those spots with my index fingers ALL DAY LONG, but I have become aware of when I'm doing it and have so far been able to resist digging in (though I really want to, I JUST NEED ONE MORE HIT!). The trouble with trying to let them heal is that while they are healing there is a nice thick, insensitive layer of callous there that would normally be exactly the trigger for starting anew. But I will persevere for this reason: I actually feel more like a grown-up. And I like it! Thank you all for your support and encouragement in the comments. It seems silly that I would need support to kick such a trivial habit, but it did help to know that I'm not the only one out there. And now I won't have to worry about a flesh eating bacteria landing on my thumb sores and causing me to have my arms amputated. You may laugh, but this thought has crossed my mind on more than one occasion.

The knitting continues. I have been very focused on Senor's sweater and it is progressing nicely. I start to fear that what looks like a future success may end up being a long build up to impending doom... There are so many pitfalls between here and finished sweater. The seaming (so scared of this!), the blocking (will it stretch 7 sizes?! Shoulda blocked/washed that damn swatch!), the fit (Oh, Senor, keep on running... or stop running altogether and eat those leftover cupcakes!)... The outcome has yet to be determined, and until we are definitely safe, I keep my eye on my needles. They glow blue when dropped stitches are near.

Oh yeah, the Pea Pod jacket is ready for seaming. I am going to use it as a test run for Senor's sweater. This is the cutest little sweater ever!!! Photos soon, I hope.

Going to see "Hot Fuzz" tonight, yay! It's an advanced screening up at Universal, where Senor is now making a cozy niche for himself in Film Music Licensing (how fancy does that sound?!). Which reminds me... gotta go unwrap my new Macy Gray freebie to try out on the drive up there this evening.


Anne-Marie said...

Wow, you only just got Hot Fuzz? I saw it twice 2 months ago! I hope you enjoy it, its pretty funny. Well done on the progress!

amandarama said...

Ooh, I want to see Hot Fuzz really bad - let me know what you think!

Krissy said...

Wow, you're doing good on the cuticles. I found that I completely picked away my left thumb this weekend. I guess it is because I don't have needles that glow blue everytime I drop a stitch. That or the fumes from the half gallon of pink paint I've been staring at all weekend.