Sunday, 27 October 2013

A little bit of honesty

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?

Amelia Blanket
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.

1 comment:

  1. It must be really frustrating to not be able to do what you love! That really sucks, and missing out on something you were looking forward to so much! I don't think this is self pity - it is entirely fair enough to feel sad and frustrated!

    And that elephant is beautiful. Just beautiful. xx