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meriellyn
« on: May 26, 2007 10:01:33 AM »

I broke my left hand in two places this week and it's making me crazy that I have all this time to sit around and I can't knit!!
I know it's a longshot but has anyone found a workaround to allow you to knit in spite of an injured hand? I don't wanna put any undue stress on my healing hand but I have to do something!
I'm right-handed and a thrower if that helps.
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2007 10:04:07 AM »

This may or may not be helpful, as I have never tried it, but I've heard of people anchoring one straight needle under thier arm, and knitting one handed that way - I would assume that's with throwing (I'm a picker...) - I would guess you could work something out that way?

So sorry to hear about your hand!  Hands are so vital, and to craftsters it seems even more sad when hands are injured!  Undecided
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2007 11:09:43 AM »

I'm sorry to hear about your hand. Sad  Hope it heals up quickly.

What meanbean suggested would probably work, but you'll probably find yourself working a lot more slowly.

You might also want to try out a craft that only requires one hand.  Needlework would be perfect.  I do cross stitch and needlepoint, and I have a floor stand (currently occupied by a UFO  Roll Eyes ).  With a setup like that, you could do needlework one-handed.  You could also do machine sewing, if you're into that.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2007 12:20:03 PM »

You can loom knit, like on the Knifty Knitter looms.
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2007 02:01:24 AM »

http://www.hrsdc.gc.ca/en/hip/odi/documents/helpYourself/chap8.shtml
scroll this page down, Shows using a clamp attatched to a table for holding a knitting needle.
I've also heard of someone using a belt round waist & slide needle into hole or something on belt to hold needle.
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« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2007 02:32:22 AM »

Actually, if you're born in the Shetland Islands, the belt around teh waist holding a third needle is REALLY quick!  Shocked  I've seen it demonstrated.

But assuming you're not from the Shetlands, Meriellyn that could be a bit tricky for you to pick up!

I haven't any practical suggestions, just wanted to say I hope your hand heals soon too.
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