As I started recovering from this blasted shoulder injury, I started working on a sweater I was making before the injury based on the book The Sweater Workshop. My tension has been all off, and things get a little wonky at times because of the numbness and weakness in my hand, but damn if I didn’t finish it.
This is the first completed sweater in 20 years of knitting (the first 10 of which don’t count, because I was so little, and most of the last 10 of which don’t count, because the knitting obsession hadn’t really kicked in yet). It even fits.
Somewhere where the arms join the body the stitches start to get sort of funny, the tension is inconsistant, and it’s full of little things that really only I would notice arn’t quite right… And I love it. It’s my Recovery Sweater. Not only the first one I ever knit, but the one I knit when I’ve been healing and re-teaching my hand the second most important thing I do with it - knit (the first is play instruments as I’m a music person, and I havn’t been able to get working on that yet because a tenor sax is too heavy for my shoulder, clarinet takes too much coordination, my fingers arn’t quite strong enough for the bass guitar, etc… soon, though, I hope).
I’m very, very pleased.