I was feeling pretty sorry for myself when I wrote the original post. Thanks for the kind words and thoughts! The doctor said it was probably a normal injury and not a repetitive strain type, so my knitting didn't cause the problem
lauraknits: According to the doctor, it's the 'other' elbow muscle, he called it 'golfers elbow'. The stretches do help (I can sleep if I do them before bed!) and I've just got started in the physiotherapy/physical therapy. I just have to be very cautious that I don't do more damage.
KathyinCali: I do have a blog buried somewhere in the depths of the internet that I could revive. I'm jealous of people who can keep updating their blogs.
msoebel: Would that be English or Continental toe-knitting?
It's actually an interesting idea... I'm sure that there are people out there who can do it!
auburnchick: I've never done that before (unless a k2p2 ribbed sock counts as my own pattern...). It's actually a little scary! And I did try jamming one long needle between the couch cushions and knitting with my good arm, but that ended when the needle went to the ground and the loops stayed on the couch
Good thing it was a swatch and not a sweater!