Sunday, January 30, 2011

Surgery Update

I have now progressed from the knitting looms to regular needles. Whoo hoo! Tatting is still a challenge, but I can manage small amounts. Who needs occupational therapy? :)

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Finish

I started a scarf but realized that I didn't have enough yarn, so I unraveled it and made a toddler's hat for the collection going to Arkansas Children's Hospital instead. Knitting looms are the best for compromised hands!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scarf #2 and Surgery Update

It's been a very good day. Doctor's appointment went better than I could have hoped - dressing, stitches, and sling completely removed, prescription for physical therapy, and a very good prognosis. The painful/sensitive area below my elbow where the nerve was trapped seems much, much better, and everyone seems to feel that my hand numbness will resolve itself. I have movement (weak and painful, but that's ok).

I finished scarf #2 and was able to TAT a 4-4-4-4 ring. Welcome back to my hand, shuttle! I've missed you!

Thanks to everyone for the support, thoughts, and prayers, and keep them coming.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, my friends.

I'm looking forward to recovering from this surgery and getting back to tatting. I finally splurged and ordered a specialty shuttle as a treat for my husband and daughter to wrap for me for Christmas. Can't wait to try it out!

The other tatting plans for the year are more hankies, maybe a large piece like a doily or a set of fancy pillow cases, and perhaps teaching a class in the fall.

Let's have a great 2011!