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Donna
New Pal

USA
43 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2005 :  12:10:20 PM  Show Profile Send Donna a Private Message
I HAVE BROKEN MY LEFT ARM ( NOT DOMINATE). IT REALLY DOES SEEM LIKE A MINOR, OKAY MAJOR PAIN IN THE ..... I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY IDEAS FOR WHAT I CAN DO FOR THE NEXT 6 WEEKS. I KNIT EVERDAY SO YOU CAN SEE THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM.

THANKS FOR HELP
DONNA IN IDAHO

TracyKnits
Chatty Knitter

324 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2005 :  12:14:09 PM  Show Profile Send TracyKnits a Private Message
Could you take up crotchet which uses more of your right hand? Just to tide you over until your arm mends?
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fmarrs
Guardian angel

USA
9776 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2005 :  5:01:30 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
How do you knit? I knit continentally most of the time but can also use the American/English method. You can knit with just one hand, all you need is some means to stabalize the needle in your other/left hand. Try putting rubber bands or an elastic band around your left wrist and sticking the needle under it. If the problem is your yarn catching on the cast, pull a nylon stocking over the cast and the yarn won't stick to it. If you can still use your fingers, it shouldn't cause much difficulty. If you usually knit continentally, this is the perfect time to learn how to control your yarn tension by the way you wrap your yarn through your fingers instead of holding it between your fingers.

Get yourself something simple like a washcloth or garter stitch scarf and practice. You may surprise yourself, but your stitches might not be as even when you start. I knit all the time with braces on my hands and wrists.

fran
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Kellann
Chatty Knitter

USA
143 Posts

Posted - 03/11/2005 :  7:17:40 PM  Show Profile  Visit Kellann's Homepage  Send Kellann a Yahoo! Message Send Kellann a Private Message
Wonderful idea(s) Fran!

Kellann

"Get those needles movin' ladies and gents!"
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jaymeKnits
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USA
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Posted - 03/14/2005 :  2:50:17 PM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message
You could make beaded handles for a felted purse to be made later. I clip mine on using lanyard hooks so I can change the handles.
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