Saturday, February 12, 2011

Knitting Minus One Thumb

You know it is nearly impossible to knit with one's thumb in a splint. Not really sure what the trouble is with the thumb, it is swollen, painful, all in the second joint. So the doctors solution at this point is to immobilize it and use anti-inflammatory meds. Seems like a completely logical solution UNLESS YOU ARE A KNITTER, hey doc, seriously I have things to do!
I have a KAL for a sweater vest with my knitting group at work, I've been struggling with a Glomit pattern for longer than it should take to knit the entire pair, and a pair of socks on size 1 needles. And a big clunky plastic thumb splint. Seriously, modern medicine needs some advances when it comes to the fiber arts related fields, we need something a little more pliable and little more craft friendly here people.
I find that the splint does not make my thumb feel better, it fact it feels worse, so today we try a different splint instead of the plastic kind your thumb slides into, we will try the traditional metal stick taped to the thumb and see if that helps.

Alas, I did manage to finish my Van Dyke socks before all this thumb drama started. I'm very pleased with how they turned out.

So knitting will be slow here this week, what is everyone else working on?

And I hope everyone's snow is melting! We got more snow here this week but only an inch or two and only the snow in the shady spots are left. And the bulbs I planted in December are starting to poke their little green heads up out of the ground!  I want to tell them go back where it is warm, it is too cold up here!


knittingdragonflies said...

Hugs! It is a sorry state to have a knitter that can't knit!

Knitwit said...

Bummer! Not cool! Hope your thumb cooperates soon so you can get your knitting done!