I have finally had to admit to myself that the pain in my right elbow was beyond being a nuisance and was begging to be dealt with. Yesterday I took myself to the doctor and assented to a cortisone shot - tendonitis.
Funny enough, knitting has not bothered me at all, up to this point, but the shot completely incapacitated me for the last day and a half. Nobody told me it could be this bad. I can't eat or brush my teeth with my right arm, and I feel like someone else has been doing these things for me. I am so incredibly right handed...my left hand is learning to take over, but it feels awkward.
Anyhow, I am told that resting the arm will help speed the recovery, which means no knitting (!) and no dyeing yarn (!). Thank goodness I still have some yarn in stock for now and was able to put a few colors up on etsy. The response has been a good one so far - thank you!! Now I need to figure out how to further spread the word.
I hope you will have yourself a nice fall weekend - I'm debating whether I should drive to Vermont and go to the Bennington Quilt Festival, since knitting, gardening, and housework are off limits...what do you think? Drive left handed?