Friday, March 20, 2009

Knitting with Miss Whiplash

Lily and I were in an accident last week. We were shunted really hard from behind by a car who had been hit by a big van. We thought we were ok, just shocked, but throughout that day, and subsequent days, we have suffered with very odd symptoms which have now been diagnosed as whiplash, and Lily has a trapped nerve in her shoulder.

Apparently I also have whiplash of the ankle.

You knew I'd have something odd!!!!!

Anyway, the good news is, I need to keep moving, so jazzercise and walking are good, and I'VE STARTED SPINNING!!!!! Have you been? It's amazing. Hard, but rewarding when it's over. And it uses 700 cals in the 40 minute session!! (2 Mars bars if it wasn't chocolateless Lent!)

The bad news is that knitting and crochet for more than 10 mins at a time make my neck worse, so I haven't achieved much these last couple of weeks on that front. And so does sitting on the computer, so that explains my recent quietness!

I did buy something beautiful for Rob as it's his birthday soon, from Cambridge market, which I shall try to photograph later for you.

And exciting news...this weekend, I am aiming to go to Cambridge to meet up with the Knit2Tog group for the first time. Can't wait. I shall take my sad and neglected Babette, and also the Scrappy Flappy Hat I'm supposed to be finishing for a friend moving back to the US on Wednesday. (And starting it!)

Lily goes off to New Jersey next Friday. I am sending her with room in her suitcase, so any local yarn shops in that area, let me know and I can send her with a list too!!!!


Virtuous said...

Oh my goodness! I can't believe you were in such a bad accident! And have ankle whip lash (kinda funny) but glad you can do lots of work out! I almost thought you were "spinning" with roving! :o)

Well at least you have the knitting and crocheting mojo but I don't :o(

Exciting about meeting the Knit2Tog group!

Take care of you and so glad you and Lily are doing alright. Hope you both recover fast soon!

dreamcatcher said...

I love the title of this post :-D But oh my that's awful about the shunt, I hope both of you heal quickly!

cpurl17 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the accident--I hope you're back in 100% condition soon.

Hope the knit meet up is loads of fun1!

tiennie said...

That's terrible about the accident! I hope you two are doing OK!

Rosie said...

Ouucch. Hope you're mending quickly.

Did you make it to Cambridge on Saturday? (I was away in Yorkshire).