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Old 04-19-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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Hello! - I've been lurking here for a while but I'm still new, so I should say a qick hello and then I need to vent! I'm a SAHM with three young...cherubs, work very part time and live in the very southern part of NJ. I've been knitting on and off for a few years, but only productively - or obsessively for a year or so. And let me say - I just love this site - the videos, the forum ....
On to my vent. While I was making dinner the other night, I sliced up my right index finger with one of those hand held blenders. Don't ask me what I was thinking - I have no idea - I'm normally careful, but suddenly there's pain - lots of pain I got it stitched and glued, but it still looks like a spiral cut ham. My problem is that I knit for comfort - like when I'm stressed, frustrated, upset - and I knit continental style, and I use the finger I messed up. I've been trying to knit the other way, but I'm having trouble controlling tension, and it's just not as quick. I guess I'll watch a couple videos, but ..... oh, and to add insult to injury. i just got my Options and some new yarn today!!
I hate to complain, and it could have been lots worse .... but thanks for listening
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Old 04-19-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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THAT'S A TERRIBLE BUMMER...

HERE'S TO HOPING IT HEALS REALLY FAST. (i love my options!)

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:25 PM   #3
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Awww, you poor thing! :( I hope it heals fast for you
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:47 PM   #4
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hi!
just reading that makes me wince all over.
heal quickly!
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Old 04-19-2007, 03:54 PM   #5
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you poor sweet thing. get better soon so you can really try out those options. they are my all-time fave. i have an insane amount of cords and when i realized they didn't come with size 0-3, i ordered those as classic circs. now i realized i don't have 13, 15 and 17's, so those are on my wish list now.

if you knit to relax, why don't you just take it nice and slow and practice your technique. work on making the perfect stitch...ie quality rather than quantity.

you'll be better soon and have those needles flying!
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:19 PM   #6
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Thanks! I hadn't thought about working on technique - be more mindful in my knitting ... and my options are awesome - better than I thought - I haven't done too much on circular needles, but these might convert me. And I was afraid they would be cold, but they're not .
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Old 04-19-2007, 04:26 PM   #7
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OUCH!!!!

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I so know exactly what you are going through. A few months ago I slammed my finger in the car door and pulled my finger out of the closed door and ripped part of my finger ( I know to much info) Anyways it was the finger I used to control my tension and I had just found this site and wanted to try so much stuff. It will get better and you will figure a way out to get your knitting done.
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Old 04-19-2007, 07:07 PM   #9
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I'm so sorry. I'm sure it's going to feel much better in a few days. Don't rush it. The Options and yarn will still be there.

Just to make you feel better...I once cut my thumb wide open while washing a can lid that I had removed from a can. I was cleaning it to stick it in the recycle container. The tetanus shot hurt worse than the cut though. My pride hurt the most though.

Hang in there. Work the injury though. Let your family pamper you!!!
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Old 04-19-2007, 08:11 PM   #10
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Ouch - really sorry about your finger - pain and frustration, great combination, aren't they?

I'm an English knitter who learned Continental because I thought it might be handy karma to have more than one way to sling my loops about.

Anyway, I don't hold my long straight needles like a pen, I actually tuck the right needle under my arm to stabilise it.

If you plough down this link:http://techknitting.blogspot.com/200...rth-round.html

you'll find a diagram of this technique - the big difference is though that I NEVER, EVER USE MY INDEX FINGER to wrap the yarn. I always wrap the yarn around my MIDDLE finger and get the tension with my pinky.

It's a pretty fast way of knitting - I don't know if you have a pair of straights but they don't cost a leg and an arm to buy - and it's another way of knitting until your finger's healed and you can get your mitts on the Options.

Hope this helps.

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