Thank you all for your comments and well-wishes regarding my Not-Tennis Elbow.
Just to clarify, knitting isn’t causing me any pain, or I would stop doing it. I may be obsessive, but I’m not certifiable (quite). I’m cutting back on my knitting anyway, but I have one stealth project three-quarters done that needs to be finished in about two weeks, and I would very much like to finish the Fireside Cardi in time for Bendi (seven weeks away), though I’m flexible on that – I may even leave the sleeves off and just wear it as a vest. You can see one such here (Ravelink) – I think it looks pretty nice, and I could always add the sleeves on later if I wanted. Speaking of which, I’m almost finished the left front. All buttonholes are present and accounted for, the shoulder-decreases are almost done, and there haven’t been any further cock-ups (knock wood). Then it’s a simple matter of 12cm of collar and I’m half-done if it’s a vest, or 1/3 done if I’m doing sleeves.
The activities that are causing me trouble are mostly extension and lifting actions. For instance, reaching into the pantry for the cookie-jar is really painful – good news if one is trying to lose weight, but not so much if one is a small boy wanting a snack. I am very, very right-handed; it just never occurs to me to open a door or pick something up left-handed. But I am trying very hard to remember to lead with my left at the moment.
And the up-side is, I have that Get Out Of The Ironing Free Card. There’s always a silver lining, isn’t there? 🙂