Thursday, July 23, 2009

I injured my hand last week, trying to remove some fiber from a gear of the supercarder. It wasn't jammed, but it is not wise to let things like this build up. It was my right hand, even, and I am right-handed. I maybe spent fifteen minutes on the task, with tweezers and steel crochet hook, attempting to remove fuzzy bits from an area hard to reach.

It didn't hurt until the next day. But, then the day after after that, it was mostly okay.

Come Tuesday, on my field corn raid, I injured it again, shucking. The bruise, the swelling, and pain was terrible yesterday. It was the fleshy part between the thumb and forefinger. Hurt like hell.

Sweetie had to clip a left hand nail that I broke, because I could not operate nail clippers. Nor could I unscrew bits from the bunnies' water bottles, so he helped me with chores. My hair needed help and it didn't get any. I ended up taking two aspirin and a benadryl, then sleeping with my hand in an elastic wrap for four hours. Woke up feeling better and now today, the next day, while still hurting, I am able to at least "pince" with thumb and forefinger. I am using the other three fingers on the right hand as much as is practicable.

I am finally getting a few ripe tomatoes from the garden, and also stir frying the green ones. Found a wok at a local yard sale last week and, while not a wok guru, I am fer shur enjoying some real wok chi. Love it. So much better than the skillet I used before.

Hope to get back in the studio today, at least by tomorrow, as I have zero product in house at the moment. Oh, wait. Tomorrow is the meeting of the Barefoot Spinners. Well.

This is an ancient book of manners that The Little Grey Bungalow blogged about; it is from the Golden Age of the 1890s. Some parts of it, especially the conversational arts, are still apropos.

Project Gutenburg is a gem of teh innerwebs.


zippiknits said...

ouch ouch ouch! I'm glad that wrapping it helped and next time some ice packs, 20 mins an hour. That's what I have to do for my knees. Oh I'm sorry to hear that you hurt your hand. Spinning and fleece prep and just all around living needs the both hands working together.

There is nothing like a wok for cooking, many many things but especially stir fry. I'll bet you love it, and a local bargain, too. Goody! I'm off to check on the Little Grey Bungalow book. Oh, Thanks for the comment on the sweater. I think that in the round is easier overall IF I make a pie chart to help me understand the concept of how the various patterns converge!

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, I'm sorry to hear about your hand! I hope it stays on the road to better, instead of heading back into the land of pain.

Woks really are the best thing for certain kinds of cooking. Older Daughter made pad thai for dinner on Monday, and the wok was the best tool for cooking all of that!

Blueball Mountain Spindle and Needle Works said...

Hope your hand is better.

Aren't fresh tomatoes just so good. Have to try sauteeing the green ones.

I missed the Barefoot Spinners again, dang.