As much as this blog is not really a blog and just a platform for new items I've made I feel that there should be some honesty too.
On Friday I went my two weekly physio appointment. My thumb has been a bit sore this week but I hadn't really thought about it much. It turns out that I may have joint issues - I may not, but I may!
The upshot is I need to not use it as much, especially whens its sore. Which means work has to be put first. Which really means that I can't make as much. This means a couple of things.
* The craft fair I've been looking forward to for months has had to be put on hold - apart from being gutted about not being able to do it I also feel incredibly guilty for letting the organisers down.
* The next three weeks had been planned to the last minute to make up enough stock for the fair as I've way behind after a summer of not making. I know this seems silly, but I feel incredibly lost - what do I do with my time now!?
I realise that in the grand scheme of life this is tiny, but I really feel like something major has been taken away - dramatic much?! Its been three months since the initial injury and 8 and a bit weeks since the op - its a tiny op, I realise this, I realise that the injury us nothing major. I realise all this. But I think I also have to admit that not using my thumb for 7 weeks over the summer was hard. And the recovery is hard. Teaching my tendon and nerves that its ok to work again is hard work. And painful work. I was so happy when I picked up a crochet hook a few weeks ago and now having to put it down again is hard. I know. I know it’s stupid and petty, but I think I just needed to be honest about it.
The scar is so much better now but still hard and sore - and the joint pain is a really pain the ***! I know it'll get better and I know that this is not life changing, but it still kinda sucks!
Anyway! Enough self pity. Here are some photos of some new items which I have managed to make without using my left thumb! They will be on the Etsy shop soon - making time may just take longer.
What do you think?
Crochet blanket, each square is 12cm x 12cm. Backed with a soft fleece material. Edged with a double crochet border.
Eddie the Tortoise
These little crochet Tortoise’s come in two sizes, small – 6.5 cm long. Medium – 11cm long.
Matilda the Elephant
Matilda was made for the lovely Frances, and named by her.
Matilda measures 16cm long.
Double crochet scarf with a single crochet edge. These are made with two colours of choice. In three sizes. A ( 4” wide and 24” long), B (5” wide and 36” long) and C ( 6” wide and 48’ long) (A not pictured.) They can of course be made to any measurements.