Hi & welcome. I hope your hands are better soon. I have something that messes mine up if I don't take my turmeric every day so I understand about the skin thing. Glad you can knit, hope you have the opportunity to do something really nice.
Cheating is an option. . . . Cheaters never win and winners never cheat, but smart knitters who want to retain an iota of sanity do, cheerfully. ~~Kory Stamper