Unplanned Interruption In My Creative Life…

 

My Cast For Wrist Fracture

Fractured my right wrist and injured my left hip in a freak accident Thursday (you really don’t want to know what idiot decision I made that resulted in this unplanned outcome). Had x-rays of my wrist and lower spine done at emergency and came home with a humongous cast. Very uncomfortable all weekend sitting on ice. (The wrist break BTW is the result of a FOOSH – falling on outstretched hand – what’s referred to as a Colles’ fracture of the distal radius).

Spent yesterday getting my left hip X-rayed, then getting my cast changed. No hip fractures! No increased slippage of L5/S1. Yeah. And while it’s still a plaster cast until next week, it’s a lot smaller and it frees my thumb and fingers so I can use my right hand a bit. Can’t lift anything with weight but I can use a knife to cut food on my plate. Big improvement. 

Saw the chiropractor this morning and the left hip injury is much less serious than he and I expected. He did a bit of adjusting and I’m moving a little more easily. So day by day….

Can’t drive (probably not till I get a fibreglass cast next week) but friends are being wonderful at helping out and getting me where I need to be. 

While inconvenienced, I expect to recover reasonably quickly.

Thursday, before the accident I’d cut out a pair of pale green summer wool pants and was just getting ready to cut out another in red linen:

Two Projects In Waiting

Now that I have an opposable thumb (and you can’t believe how important that actually is) I may even be able to knit a bit and sew some soon.

There’s no way I can go six weeks (that’s how long I expect to be in a cast) without making stuff. No way!

Socks From Leftovers #7

Finished this pair of socks last evening. They’ve turned out to be rather wild and colourful. I did think about keeping them but I’ve put them in the giveaway sock stash. They might not stay there – they might still end up in my sock drawer!

Socks From Leftovers #7

These were socks from one of the original yarns:

Here are socks from the second.

I have to say each of these creations from leftovers are interesting – the socks have turned out to be unexpected and quite interesting. I’ve already begun another pair using leftovers.

Socks From Leftovers #6

I was away for the better part of a week (over a week ago) and didn’t get much knitting done, and of course, no sewing. I resumed where I’d left off and have finally finished Leftovers #6. another combination that worked out very nicely – particularly the red/peach solid I used for cuff/heel/toe – it brightens the sock and showcases the other colours.

Socks From Leftovers #6

Socks from the original yarns:

Peach/Blue Socks

Opal Yarn

Socks From Leftovers #5

I thought this combination turned out particularly well. It was interesting to work on and I had more than enough yarn for the pair of socks.

Leftovers #6

What I particularly liked was how the navy/brown/rusts worked well together. The pattern changed often and with some narrow contrasting stripes.

This pair I’m keeping. In fact I’m going to wear them today!

And I’ve already selected two more leftover balls for the next pair.

Navy/Rust Socks

Shades of Orange

Sparkly Pink Socks – Leftovers #4

You’d never know this pair of socks was knit from leftover yarn – the two sparkly yarns blended perfectly and I had exactly enough to do two complete pattern repeats on two socks!

Sparkly Pink Socks

I admit I divided up the yarn before I started knitting so I had some idea how much to knit using the first yarn before switching to the second. IN this case the colours were very similar so you have to look hard to figure out where one yarn ends and the second begins.

No more sparkly yarn in my stash, however; so that’s the end of the sparkly socks!

Sparkly Socks #!

Sparkly Socks #2

Blue/Green – Socks From Leftovers #3

These socks seemed to go faster than the previous two pairs made from leftovers – mainly because I was knitting sections of the variegated pattern then switching yarn. I wasn’t having to continually swap yarn after knitting just two needles to keep the spiral going. I’m sure my sense that the knitting went faster was an illusion but it was more satisfying to knit them this way.

Leftovers #3

And I like the resulting blended pattern more than I do the “striped” version that results from combining two different yarns.

Here are the two original patterns:

Blue Socks

 

Green/Blue Socks