I've been happily stitching along lately, alternating between knitting and cross stitch. Then Sunday I started feeling some unpleasant twinges in my left hand.
This morning I knew before I even got up that I have to rest my hands for a couple days. The pain had spread from my hands up past my wrists. I've been very good so far today and haven't touched my needles. I've been applying ice every couple hours, too. The pain is just a dull ache right now and I hope that by Friday I'll be able to get back to work.
It looks like a couple of my Christmas gifts might be a little late but I know that the recipients will understand. I have a future project that I can't wait to start but I'm waiting till after Christmas so I won't be distracted. Here it is, isn't it beautiful? I need my hands to be in good shape for this one.
I knew that eventually someone would buy the kit and try to make some of their money back by selling the chart. I waited and watched and last month my patience paid off. Someone was selling the chart on Ebay. Not only that but she was charging only ten dollars. I snapped it up and now I'm so excited about starting it.