Back in the Saddle, Sort Of

Now that the staples are out of my arm and I’m not restricted to a sling, I’ve tried knitting again. I’ve been fearful that my gauge might change drastically so I did an experiment with a toe-up sock that I was in the process of knitting before my arm broke.

The black marker shows where I started knitting again. If you look close, you can see a slight change in texture at that point, but the gauge seems pretty consistent up to the holder.

back of sock in progress

The other side of the sock is worked in a k3, p1 rib and I really can’t tell a difference between the knitting below and above the marker.

Front of sock in progress

So, I think I’m on my way to working on projects that were in progress back in December. But it’s going to take a while–my arm tires out after about an hour.

18 thoughts on “Back in the Saddle, Sort Of”

  1. Laura from beautiful West Michigan

    Good for you! Are you doing physical therapy? I did when I broke my arm. My least favorite was holding a beach ball up above my head and moving it along the wall, back and forth. Torture! Here’s to longer and longer knitting times!

  2. Barbara Keil RN

    Hi Ann, Yay. You are now on your way. I will place my order for all the garments I want! Just kidding! Hope the weather is good. It’s nice here but the evil trend of March is supposed to come back later. Happy Knitting.

  3. Best wishes for a continued good recovery. Don’t forget to take your vitamin c for healing. I just had a very tough two weeks in the hospital myself–an intestinal resection to remove diseased Crohn’s intestines. Fortunately,no ostomy. but I ended up very sick with two surgeries and a host of weird after effects. It is almost three weeks since the first surgery and I am just starting to think about knitting and I sure miss it. So I think about you recovering from your arm injury. I had forty staples removed yesterday from my stomach and have a drainage area that is healing. But spring is coming for both of us, and this will be a winter to perhaps forget.

  4. So glad you are making progress. All in all it’s a shame this happened but the good news is it could have been far worse and you have come through it all like a champ.

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