Thursday, October 20, 2011

At last!

I last wrote here the day after I got home from the re-hab facility.  Getting to sleep in my own sweet, little bed again was almost more than I could bear!  I worked hard at all the exercises I had been given doing each to the utmost of my ability and then pushing even harder.

Big mistake!

I crashed a week later in pain and learned that pushing that hard was actually counter productive.  I ought to have been able to figure it out myself, but always the achiever, I hadn't.  Now I am still doing the work but not pushing so hard and things are going better.

In fact, I began weaving this afternoon.  I had measured out a warp of natural 20/1 linen and beamed it before I left for knee replacement.  I finished threading it, sleyed the warp and got it all ready to weave where it has rested for several days.  Today was the day and here is what the first complete repeat (and the hem) looks like:
It feels good to be weaving again.  (What an understatement!)  I could tell that my knee/leg was getting tired and having learned my lesson about going the extra two or three miles, I decided to stop and ice it.

The structure is a two block twill (1/3 vs 3/1) which is the same structure that I used last fall.  The profile draft for this version is different from what I wove then.

My knee still hurts and I suppose I ought not to be surprised by that.  I look forward to the time when it hurts no longer and am certain that the time will come.

It's good to be back!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Welcome back! :) Hope your knee heals quickly.

cheers,
Laura

Laura said...

Unlike before surgery when you pushed on valiantly through the pain, post surgery, you push to the pain, then go take a pill and ice...

Ice will be your friend for a few months (at least 2), but with decreasing frequency as time goes by.

The nice thing about this pain is that it will end. I noticed that it didn't seem to hurt about 4 months post surgery, but having broken my patella 3 weeks after surgery, your mileage will most definitely vary!!

Glad you're back to weaving and listening to your knee - it's great to get back to the things you love!

Laura said...

Unlike before surgery when you pushed on valiantly through the pain, post surgery, you push to the pain, then go take a pill and ice...

Ice will be your friend for a few months (at least 2), but with decreasing frequency as time goes by.

The nice thing about this pain is that it will end. I noticed that it didn't seem to hurt about 4 months post surgery, but having broken my patella 3 weeks after surgery, your mileage will most definitely vary!!

Glad you're back to weaving and listening to your knee - it's great to get back to the things you love!