Yarnageddon

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Aug 17, 2006

My Treacherous Hand

Part of my left hand has been somewhat numb and tingly for most of the day. I have editing and knitting deadlines I have to meet - I don't have time for this now!!! I'm typing this entry with my right hand only, so it will be very short.


Here are a few photos of a shawl I made a while ago for my stylish friend Rachael. I forgot to photograph it - she just took some shots for me and sent them tonight. Click for really-quite-big.

Wow, typing with one hand really sucks. It's making me grumpy. Project details when my hand is better. 'Til next time, dear readers...

11 Comments:

At 4:44 AM, Blogger jodi said...

I'm sure you know this, but please take it easy. I messed up my hands and wrist pretty badly while scrambling to meet knitting deadlines a few months back. It's definitely not worth a permanent injury.

The shawl is just lovely, and I love the look of the big beads in there--are they wood? I love the feel of something that's got a big of weight to it, this must be wonderful to wear.

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger AmyP said...

Second what Jodi said, with regards to the wrist and hand (there is documentry evidence as to what happened to me when I didn't listen to my body). The shawl is just gorgeous, though!

 
At 6:58 AM, Blogger Deb said...

Mandy-you are such a talent!!! Nice work! And about the hand...I guess amputation is out of the question?? (Wouldn't bother you anymore) (But I guess it might lead to other issues??)(like a hook?) Oh I am getting giddy- must go.....

 
At 7:03 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I join in with the others on the hand warnings - it's nothing to mess around with.

Try holding your hands under hot running water - as hot as you can stand - for two or three minutes.

This is not a CURE, but it will improve your circulation and hopefully HELP. (And unless you're allergic to water, it can't hurt.) Also, watch yourself as you knit and see what you're doing to trigger the owie, and then quit it.

Good luck.

 
At 7:39 AM, Anonymous P-la said...

Love the shawl and the beads! Gorgeous!

 
At 8:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Mandy,

I love the wrap - it's fabulous and very stylish. The beads are such an awesome detail. Take care of your hand. I understand the evil that is the combination of computers and knitting (or crochet - for me crochet is actually much worse, but only for my right hand).

Erika

 
At 10:13 AM, Blogger Robin said...

Take care of those hands! My massage therapist recommended dunking your forearm and hand in hot water for 3 minutes and freezing cold water for 1 minute - back and forth. It increases circulation. Let me know if you are brave enough to try it!

Beautiful shawl, by the way! I love the use of the bigger beads.

 
At 7:11 PM, Anonymous Ande said...

Ack, I feel for you! After a day at the computer sometimes I can't even pick up the needles! Take it easy! I'll help with whatever! Call me!
And that shawl is gorgeous! So, so, so, lovely. Just like it's creator.

 
At 1:28 AM, Anonymous Rachael said...

Hi Rachael! You look great! Mandy, take care o'that hand, please.
xo

 
At 6:39 PM, Blogger Melissa said...

great shawl! love those beads.

thanks for the compliment on annabelle.

 
At 9:21 PM, Blogger knitty_kat said...

This is really lovely. As far as I am concerned you don't share nearly enough of your work.

I hope your hand feels better soon!

 

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