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#365678 - Mon May 26 2008 12:56 AM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
ren33 Offline
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kllrwolf I think you have to post a photo of it when it is done. It sounds super.
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#365679 - Fri Aug 28 2009 10:01 PM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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My apologies if I am posting in the wrong thread (Sue, I know how you love people reviving REALLY old topics ), but I didn't know where to ask about this problem.

To all of you who crochet and knit on a regular basis - have any of you been diagnosed with "Gamekeeper's Thumb"?

I began knitting when I was about 10, and I learned how to crochet in order to do border work on blankets. I then found that certain "on the fly" projects were easier to crochet (such as alpaca and silk scarves that required lots of openwork), but I have stuck primarily to knitting.

I assumed the pain in my thumbs (I can crochet with either hand) was a result of years of skiing.

The surgery sounds horrible (which I have not agreed to as of yet). I am not asking for medical advice, but has anyone here been through this? I am at least 30 years younger than my orthopedic surgeon's average patient. None of them are former gamekeepers.

I do not have arthritis. This is the classic UCL tear.

Anyone else?
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#365680 - Sat Aug 29 2009 02:46 AM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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I met a lady in the doctors office who had (I'm almost sure) the same operation. Funny she said she was also a knitter.
Anyhow, she had the operation and had to be in a cast for 6 weeks and it was driving her mad. She said that was the worst part.

I hope you are able to get more information about it here. Good Luck.
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#365681 - Sat Aug 29 2009 02:58 AM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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I was reading up about it . Surely you don't HAVE to have an op? It looks as though putting it in a splint and lots of rest will help?
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#365682 - Sun Aug 30 2009 06:12 AM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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When I Googled the article that I read says it is also Skiers' thumb...

http://imaging.consult.com/topic/Ulnar-C...0332(06)71097-7
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#1027742 - Fri Dec 27 2013 03:21 PM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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More crafts enjoying a surge in popularity.
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#1027760 - Fri Dec 27 2013 04:17 PM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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I'm looking into taking a knitting class or two in Jan-Feb. I want to learn how to knit so I can make the Fourth Doctor's scarf (Doctor Who) smile
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#1043279 - Fri Apr 25 2014 05:16 AM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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I was given a knitting loom, but could never follow the instructions. As it had a different name, I just put it away and forgot it. Thanks to this thread (no pun intended) I will get it out and give it another go.
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#1044592 - Mon May 05 2014 05:16 AM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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We called those knitting loom thingies a "knitting nancy" when I was a kid. Small ones were made out of empty thread reels and 4 nails hammered in.

I love knitting, learned when I was 6 or 8 years old from my gran, who kitted her 6 children and their partners and their 24 kids out with sweaters, arans, blankets and goodness knows what else.

I have made some sweaters but much rather making dolls and toys.

I just learned to crochet last winter and made a couple of shawls, but it's not the same challenge.
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#1044650 - Mon May 05 2014 03:18 PM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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Unfortunately I have had to hang up my needles. When my grandson was born I was hoping to take it up again, once the cat died. The cat did die, with a little help from the vet and some months later my daughter presented me with a knitting pattern book and couple of balls of Rowan cotton and asked me to make some teddy bears. Knitting with cotton wasn't easy anyway and I found that my left hand, my stroke hand, was very painful so after I finished them I gave away all my yarn, including the gorgeous stuff which I was making that colourful entrelac sweater.
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#1044655 - Mon May 05 2014 03:26 PM Re: Craft Circle - Knitting and crochet
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Oh that's a pity, sue frown
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