Thursday, November 8, 2012

Combination Work in Progress and Finished Object

I started this post on Tuesday night.  It is now Thursday night.  I have a bit of an excuse.  My big news is that I hurt my ring finger on my right hand back in July.  Why would that qualify as news you ask?  Because I just ignored it for four and a half months because I was afraid that they would tell me not to knit or that I had arthritis  or needed surgery.  So I said nothing, knit through the pain and told no one until two weeks ago at my annual physical.  The doctor sent me to a specialist. The good news is no surgery, no weird shots, no bone damage, no arthritis.  I sprained a tendon and a ligament and need to wear a splint for maybe three weeks.
The doctor was very apologetic of how this will be a long, three phase healing process and I will have pain for at least four months.  Hey, I've lived with it for five months with some pretty serious pain when I did a lot of knitting.  No surgery - great, I can live with some pain.  I can knit, though it is slow.  Typing is also difficult.  An excuse for poor spelling.  Two days later, I'm getting a better idea of what he meant by pain.  This is going to be highly annoying.  If I don't hurt one of the other fingers in the process it will be a miracle.  By the end of the day, it hurts pretty much.  Of course that is when I want to knit.  This work in progress stuff will hang around for a very long time I'm afraid.  

But here is what I have in the works.  My second pair of socks.  Toe up and two at a time has been a revelation.

My Sophia sweater is progressing slooooowly.  I'm almost done the sleeves.  

For a finished object, I never shared my first pair of socks.  I'm wearing them now.  Very plain but I love them.  

I'm excited that this weekend is the Kid 'n Ewe fiberfest in Boerne TX.  I'm going to go on Saturday for the first time.  It is supposed to be great.  I might not be able to knit much but I can buy yarn!

So, tomorrow head to Tami's and Wisdom begins in Wonder to see great items.


  1. I'm so sorry that you hurt your finger! That is certainly no picnic and I don't know how you are knitting with the splint - I guess if there is a will there is a way!

    I love the color on your toe up socks two at a time - are these your second pair of socks?

    Congratulations on your first pair of socks!

    1. Yes, this is my second pair of socks that are actually wearable. There are some other attempts that are best forgotten. I'm finding i can knit for awhile, slowly but if I have been typing, I get tired faster.