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 :doh:.
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!