06 August 2012
SEO this post would be titled '5 Tips for Coping with a Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare Up' *. But I never did like that kind of blogging. And my tips are only really relevant to chocoholic knitters who blog. In fact, they're only really relevant to me. Tip 1: Rest. Put your feet up, switch the tele' on, and watch Team GB rake in the Olympic medals. Tip 2: Drink good chamomile tea and eat Michel Cluizel Mangaro 65% Cocoa Single Origin Dark Chocolate. Both have anti-inflammatory properties and they'll cheer you up! Tip 3: Do not attempt to knit while under the influence of high-strength painkillers. Unless, of course, you intend to knit freeform. Tip 4: Do not attempt to knit while wearing a whippet as a shrug**. If you do you'll be walking like Quasimodo for the rest of the day. (Actually, that probably applies even if you don't have arthritis.) Tip 5: Gentle walks are good, even if you can't stand up straight after the whippet wearing incident. Gentle walks sans umbrella when sudden downpours are forecast are not good. Plus the drowned rat look really doesn't suit me! Bother!! Life generally has been a bit bothersome lately. Plans are being revised. Change may be afoot. But we're fine, honest - well apart from my RA flare up and still dodgy jaw - just kinda' in flux. No sympathy needed. Actually, we're rather looking forward to the autumn. How about you? Still holding out for a summer if you're in the UK? Or are you ready for the season ahead?
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* Just as my post on the bind off technique I 'invented' for the Demne baby jacket should have been titled, 'The best garter stitch bind off ever!', but wasn't. Darn!
** Yes, literally. They're quite cat-like, whippets, they like to lie along the back of the sofa in the sun. Behind me. And then slide slowly forwards. More because the consequences amuse them I fear, than because they're feeling affectionate!
Please excuse the recycled chamomile image, but what with the rain and all me and the cameras aren't getting out that much.