Sunday, September 28, 2008

It's Been Awhile

I can't believe it's been almost a month since I wrote anything here. One of the reasons is because I haven't been doing any charity crafting. I saw the doctor two weeks ago and now I have to accept that my hand may never be the same. I've tried to crochet several times but it's just not happening. It's not that I can't make the proper motions, but I have little or no feeling in my thumb and first two fingers, I can't feel the yarn! Typing gets interesting too, but I can kind of do it as long as I don't use all the fingers on my left hand. The good news is, that as far as the strength and movement goes, that is slowly coming back.

So, instead of doing what I can do (loom knitting and sewing), I've been pouting because I can't do what I want to do. There, I admitted it, I've been pouting like a little girl. I have made a couple loom knit hats, I even joined a stash busting challenge at Bev's Charity Challenge, but I've done very little. I have a stack of fabric sitting on top of my (broken) washing machine, it's in piles waiting to be cut, so maybe that's what I'll do today. I owe a couple green grocery bags to people and I've even been putting that off.


Unknown said...

Deb, it is unfair that you are having this problem. Ironic, too, considering all the help you give to people who need it. I really think that you will find that your abilities improve over time and that you will be able to crochet again. Our brains learn to adjust to things. I hope you are doing whatever exercises they have recommended to you. Thank you for sharing your squares with me. You are still getting things done for charity! Edith

MOLLY said...

I am so sorry Deb i know you love to crochet, but you do other crafts really well so i know you are gonna keep busy .
My hands dont work well either , I can feel my fingers sort of but i have no grip strength. so the needles just fall out of my hands all day.
Don't give up it took 2 years for me to be able to hold a cup . and now after ( well i won't say don't want to discourage you ) but now i can hold a cup and even needles and hooks .
M0LLY : o )
MOLLY : o )

Helen in the UK said...

A little pouting never hurts .... but now you have taken control again and said forget what I can't do and get on with what I can!! That takes courage, but is definately a step in the right direction. The little pants look great - keep up the good work :)
Helen in the UK
(who also has hand issues and has had to adapt to what I can do.)

Jennifer said...

glad to see your back! I was beginning to think you had given up blogging and charity altogether. Don't give up on doing things you love, just do them a little slower, life is full of challenges and I know you will come out on top of this challege! Just wanted to let you know you have inspired me to buy and use a hat loom and Special Olimpics will receive 3 scarfs because of your blogging, Thanks! Jennifer