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Sunny_Singer
07-11-2008, 10:20 PM
I can't knit for a while. I haven't freedom of movement in my left arm and I don't know when I'll be able to knit again.

I want to know if there is a period of inactivity when we are deleted from being on the site?

This isn't permanent, or shouldn't be, but chances are it is going to be near to a year before I can knit again.

Please, I really need to know.

Sunny

Jan in CA
07-11-2008, 11:38 PM
Don't worry about it at all. We won't delete you! I hope your arm feels better soon!!

Mirl56
07-12-2008, 07:51 AM
Just cause you can't knit doesn't mean you can't hang around here all the more!

Spikey
07-12-2008, 08:35 AM
Sunny - Sorry to hear that your left arm is giving you so much trouble!

If you are so inclined, there are a number of adaptive devices that may allow you to knit using only one hand, including this http://www.dynamic-living.com/product/clampit-hobby-vise/

Also, certain styles of knitting, such as 'lever-arm' can be done primarily with one hand, as in this http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/leverstyle.shtm

Hope this helps! :hug:

katknit
07-12-2008, 08:58 AM
Oh, Sunny, how frustrating that must be!! Hope your arm gets better soon. Don't be a stranger here....

Limey
07-13-2008, 05:57 AM
Sunny - Sorry to hear that your left arm is giving you so much trouble!

If you are so inclined, there are a number of adaptive devices that may allow you to knit using only one hand, including this http://www.dynamic-living.com/product/clampit-hobby-vise/

Also, certain styles of knitting, such as 'lever-arm' can be done primarily with one hand, as in this http://www.heartstringsfiberarts.com/leverstyle.shtm

Hope this helps! :hug:

Hi Sunny

That must be sooooo frustrating!!!

I had a look at both Spikey's links and they're brilliant ideas - if the clamp holds objects vertically and horizontally, then probably you could get the best angle to suit you for the left needle, as in the photo.

I've bookmarked the clamp link because it might come in handy for when my arthritis plays up in my left wrist.

Anyway, good luck with the arm and I hope it will be better before too long - let us know how you get on, would you?

Thanks very much indeed, Spikey, for those two great links :):)

All the Best

Ellie
http://countonknit.com

miss_molly
07-13-2008, 08:06 AM
I was interested to read about the "Lever Arm" method. That is exactly how I knit, but I thought that's the way the English method is usually done. Is it unusual? It IS quite fast.

suzeeq
07-13-2008, 09:33 AM
It's a method done in England and other parts of the UK but a lot of us who knit `english style' don't knit like that.

Knitting_Guy
07-13-2008, 10:43 AM
Wow, sorry about the arm. I hope it heals up quickly.

Ya can always still read and post. :)

Karina
07-15-2008, 06:07 AM
I hope you will still join in with all the chit chat here on the forum. I wonder if you can still hold things in your hand. Maybe you could try your hand at crochet. I thing you can do that, doing most of the movement with your right hand (if you are right handed). Let us know how you get on, Hope your arm fells better soon.

Braden
07-15-2008, 10:05 AM
Yeah, there's no reason not to come on and post.

knitpurlgurl
07-15-2008, 10:20 AM
Keep posting! Maybe take this time to learn/focus on a new needle art. Maybe cross stitch or embroidery? A friend of mine hard carpal tunnel surgery on her one wrist and took up painting with the good hand until she healed. Now she loves painting too!

Good luck. I hope your arm is better soon!! :)