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Old 12-24-2005, 07:02 PM   #1
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THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!!
Greetings all, I just wanted to say a big thank you to all of you who have made this site what it is. THANK YOU!

I severly sprained (I severed one of the tendons completely) and broke my right thumb about a month ago. I lost balance on my bycycle, my primary method of transportation, and crashed. I had started knitting about 2 months prior to my accident, and had just finished my first project a harry potter scarf and it turned out very nicely for a first knit (or so I've been told).

Then the accident happened and I thought I would never knit again. I've been trying off and on over the past few weeks, but everything I did came out looking funny because I was trying to hold the yarn in my right hand and I just couldn't do it. I kept getting discouraged and giving up. Well, I finally got the inspiration to make a stocking to go under my splint, so I don't have to wear this bland nasty thing that they gave me for it. I tried to learn to use my left hand to hold the yarn, but it wasn't looking right. I googled "how knit 2 purl 2" and this site was 3rd down from the top. I started watching the videos on this site and I realized that I was working the yarn backwards and upside down .

So, thank you to the community here for making this site what it is and allowing an almost ex-knitter another chance.

Expect to see more of me around!
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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Welcome!! You are proof that even with a broken thumb, the knitting must go on! Come on in and pull up a chair!
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Old 12-24-2005, 07:15 PM   #3
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Old 12-25-2005, 04:45 AM   #4
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Welcome Treyfrd!

I agree with you - this site is the BEST!

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Old 12-25-2005, 12:25 PM   #5
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Hello there!! Welcome! Glad to hear that you're getting back to your needles. I had a bicycle accident also (August). (Didn't hurt my hands.) Just curious, do you plan to ride again? I am just now beginning to consider it, but IF I do, it won't be until spring... :D
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Old 12-25-2005, 05:31 PM   #7
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Old 12-26-2005, 01:14 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by kayeknit
Hello there!! Welcome! Glad to hear that you're getting back to your needles. I had a bicycle accident also (August). (Didn't hurt my hands.) Just curious, do you plan to ride again? I am just now beginning to consider it, but IF I do, it won't be until spring... :D
Of course I do, I love riding my bike. I feel like the world is a lot more open to me when I'm riding versus driving in my car. The accident was stupid anyway, I was going a little too fast on a narrow sidewalk, so...yeah.
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