Thursday, January 24, 2008

An Update: My Hands Are On the Mend

A lot of you have been so sweet & have been inquiring about my healing progress with the burns to my hands. And a lot of you are wondering if I have been able to get back to my knitting.

Well, the answer is yes & no. I have been knitting off & on sort of as therapy. I’ve done a whole bunch of knitting & a whole bunch of nothing. I’ve worked on dishcloths and ripped them out. I’ve worked on a hat & a scarf and…ripped them out. I even started to work on a sock & ripped that out, too! I have no idea what was wrong with me, but nothing was bringing me satisfaction or the peace & tranquility that I usually get whenever I knit.

I could really relate to my friend, Joansie’s blog a while back, when she said that she wanted to knit, but she didn’t want to start anything new because she already had so many WIP’s. Boy, could I relate. I still haven’t worked on my white cardigan from a while ago, and with my burns being fresh, I didn’t want to get anything on the white yarn.

Now, I am glad to post that I think that I am just about over my period of knitting-discontentment. I’ll be posting about my latest knitting project soon.

For of those who want to see how my grafts are healing, see photo. Hopefully it’s not too disturbing for some to view.


Anonymous said...

OMG, Deb, you must have been in so much pain when it initially happened and for quite some time afterwards. It must be the time of year as I have been very discontented with my knitting as well. Hope you are 100% better soon.

Anonymous said...

Wow... you have come a long way. Be gentle on yourself and remember that when you are healed there will be time to knit and start mega oodles of new projects. I will continue to keep you in my prayers! GENTLE HUGS!

Anonymous said...

Your hands look fine; when my husband got 2nd and 3rd degree burns while we were tent camping some years back, when we got back, our neighbors 2 doors up gave us some comfry root they had in the freezer and some aloe vera (I now grow both) and when my husband reported back for duty a week later :: this is the truth:: he had to TELL the docs, which hand had the worst burns; they had healed with barely any scarring and no puckering. A month later you could not tell he had been burned at all. That was many years ago and we have passed this knowlege and plants on ever since. I hope you have as good results.

My Fair Isle Hat (Selbu Modern)