September 27, 2007

Cast On



It seems ironic, doesn't it, to start a knitting blog when there is no knitting going on. For the next four weeks. Instead, I've got Casty, stylishly purple, yes, but not at all knitter-friendly.

Casty is healing an ulnar sprain in my thumb, an injury common to skiers (which I'm not). It's a repetitive stress injury to the ligament, and mine comes from knitting. I had one last summer, in my index finger, which didn't require casting, only a small brace. It made knitting a little tricky, but not impossible.

So I've been spening my time on ravelry, queuing up project after project, organizing my stash, winding yarn and counting the days until I say goodbye and good luck to Casty.

14 comments:

The_Add_Knitter said...

Try not to be too downcast about Casty-lou...

sophanne said...

Holy pain in the cast- welcome to blogland!

Risa said...

Welcome to the blogosphere!

Jennifer said...

Welcome :) I just found out I have carpal tunnel syndrome. Think we maybe do a little too much knitting? Yeah. Me too. Happy Raveling.

K2Karen said...

Welcome to blogland. Sorry to hear about the hand/arm/casty thing. The knitting will wait for you.

Senora Fuerte said...

Welcome to our world. I hope you get back to knitting soon.

Ivywindow said...

ouch. I hope the time passes quickly for you. I hope too that to much time away from the needles does't leave you with a project list that will take the next 20 years to finish!

Kristin said...

Hello! Casty is a most unfortunate afflication for knitters.

chris said...

Found you through A.D.D. Knitter - so sorry about the injury/cast!! And welcome to blogland! Feel better soon- I look forward to seeing the knitting.

Kirsten said...

I just popped over from the A.D.D. Knitter. Hope casty is just a memory soon.
Welcome to the wonderful world of knitbloging!

Knitting Bandit said...

Hello! add knitter loves you so I'm sure we all will to. Must be we will eventually see either awesome knitted feats from you or hundreds of garter stitch scarfs, if you have knit so much you have to wear a cast!! I would totally have to lie and say it was from skiing. My husband would never give me any peace if it was an admitted knitting injury. Now how to explain I was sneaking in a few runs down the unexistent mountain around here?

ponyknit said...

Hey! Welcome!
I had the same injury but didn't get a cast. I was an undergrad at the time and the campus' hospital told me I'd be ok with a brace for several weeks. I guess you have "quite" the sprain ;)
(found you from A.D.D. knitter)

ponyknit said...

P.S. I hope you feel better soon! Or devise a way to knit.... :)

a friend to knit with said...

welcome welcome to blogland!