Deep breath

What do the roof and I have in common?

Shingles.

This is the second time I’ve had to deal with this nastiness.  The first time it was a mild outbreak on my face and scalp.

This time it’s on my side/back right around the center of my torso.  A certain undergarment is impossible to wear at the moment so I’m staying home wearing very loose-fitting, soft cotton t-shirts.  When I move, my left arm is held away from my side to keep anything from touching the red, itching/burning, blistered, extremely painful, angry skin.

To keep my mind off the discomfort, I am knitting a pair of Align Mitts commissioned by a friend. I began the first one on Friday and I just need to bind off the top and finish the thumb.  

I usually do  the Elizabeth Zimmerman’s sewn bind-off or the JSSBO.  But this time I’m learning a new bind-off that is stretchy and doesn’t flare out: The Invisible Ribbed Bind Off for 1×1 Rib by Liat Gat.  I just need to take a deep breath….watch the video and and read the directions.

11 thoughts on “Deep breath

  1. No better way to understand shingles than to have them. Sorry you are experiencing that awful discomfort. You are doing the right thing to dress comfortably and wait it out. I had them on top of one foot! Couldn’t wear shoes, so I indulged in lots of knitting! Before that, I was not aware of how widespread the pain is. Praying this soon passes.

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