Monday, January 31, 2011

Knitting With Cast on!

 I have taught myself to knit with the cast on, using the throw method, and bracing the left needle in my fingers, ( not using the thumb), I have been able to finish the Kimono of a Hello Kitty I started before my surgery, She is white (of course) and the kimono is done in a deep purple (like my cast, I did not plan that, just happened that way!!) And a lime green for the Sash and stripes. Will Post her, if I can get her sewn together, that is a whole different challenge.

I do have to rest more often with the cast on, as it gets heavy to hold up, but it still feels good to be knitting again!

Sunday, January 23, 2011


Hi followers, just thought I would share a photo  of my hand right after my thumb and wrist surgery! It was done on Jan. 12th and I go on the 26th to get a cast put on, I will wear the cast for two weeks, then change to a splint for two weeks, then 4-6 weeks physical therapy!
The pain is nothing to not being able to knit or crochet!!
So as you can tell it will be  awhile before any new items will be posted...sigh, but I will blog about my progress and post a few photos as I go along.

 Got my stitches removed today ( Jan 26th) and now I can type two handed! Yeah!!

The Dr, fixed my wrist joint, thumb joint, and carpel tunnel, their is actually a fourth incision on my palm.
 This incision was made to get a tendon to repair the wrist joint.

And Finally I got my beautiful purple cast , which I will wear for two weeks.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


 Hello Kitty .... Toddler safe, cute Plush and Cuddle fun, Kitty stands 9 inches, and her head is a big 61/4 inches across, very squishy for tiny tots!
Her little dress buttons are sewn on very tight, and hot glued in place....ever try to remove an item from yarn that's been hot glued? Impossible, they would have to be cut off! 
This Kitty is being given to a Neighbor's Granddaughter, she is turning 3 years old in a week.
 Happy Birthday to Lilly Hansen!



This little Kitty was inspired by my BFF Friend...theknittycat! You may see her gorgeous  HK at the following link:

There is something just so darn cute about this little white cat with no mouth!! She stands 9-10 inches tall. Please contact me if you are interested in making your own , requires simple crochet and dpn experience, Kitty is knit flat on #3.35mm needles.
I am currently working on another HK that is for a 3 year old. She will not have the plastic eyes and nose , but instead I plan on knitting the eyes and nose, it is a custom request for my neighbors little Granddaughter.  Will post soon......