Saturday, April 20, 2013

Where there's a will

Well.....I am now sporting a very fetching (not) hand splint having been taken to A&E a couple of Mondays ago by one of my lovely colleagues who decided that my continual wincing and rather grey/green palor caused by any use of my extremely painful left hand must warrant some medical attention despite my saying, through gritted teeth, that it would be alright soon! I guess that's what happens when you work with nurses.

I've no idea how, or why, but I have inflamed nerves and/or tendons which will take a few days to a few weeks to go. I'm determined it won't be weeks, cos it's too flippin' awkward. Anyone tried filling an electric kettle safely one handed? Never mind buttons, and as for knitting :0( I'm suffering withdrawal symptoms rather badly.

My woolly friend from ToadRockStreet suggested crochet since my right hand is ok, so I thought I'd give it a go (not sure why I didn't think of that, perhaps the knitting deprivation was too all consuming!) I'd recently seen an idea for a Tunisian Entrelac Blanket that I wanted to try, so....

Ok so it might be a slightly unusual way of tensioning the yarn - but hey it works! and by resting on a cushion on my lap and holding the yarn down against it I'm playing with stick and string again :0)

Sunday, April 07, 2013

It heard me!

Finally! spring is here, the weather must have listened to my last post and today has been lovely, sunny and nearly warm (we won't mention the snow we had most days last week.)

DH had to work today so I went off for a walk on my own and I just love the way the sunshine makes this footpath really look like there is light at the end of the tunnel

And my knitting seems to think it is spring too as I have just finished
made with some Debbie Bliss Cotton Denim Aran that has been sitting around for a while with the plan that it will keep my hair out of the way and the chill from my ears when I'm out walking but don't need a whole hat!