Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'm Back!

I hve been gone from this blog and the crafting world for some time now, and I even have a good reason. This summer, I had to have hand surgery. I had a MRSA infection of the joints and tendons of my index finger. They had to make two incisions and drain/scrape out the infection. Pretty nasty stuff. I tried to stay upbeat about the whole thing, but they never really could tell me if my finger would return to normal or not.

This picture in pre-op. You can kind of see the finger at the bottom of the picture. At this time, it was really swollen and red and hurt. The doctors never did figure out how I got the infection. No obvious puncture or wound on my finger where it could enter. Scary, huh?
My hand was wrapped up and splinted for about a month, and after that I still had a lot of recovery to do. My finger is still not the same. It is swollen, and I can't straighten it out fully. The wounds had to stay open to allow the infection to fully drain out, so one of the scars is pretty nasty looking, but I am content because finally I can knit and crochet again :)

Here is my latest project: Mr. Hankey, the Christmas Poo from South Park
Crochet hook: F
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in coffee, Sugar and Cream in white, and red acrylic
Pattern: found here on Craftster
I made the Santa hat myself, and the eyes and mouth were cut out of felt, then hot glued on.
Made for: Hubby as a Christmas gift.
I really need to add teeth or a tongue to the mouth, so that it is more visible. It's hard to see against the dark yarn. I have also been working on some more projects that I will post soon. You would not believe the computer problems I have been having :)


Amy Jo said...

Wow...that must have been so frustrating.
I haven't been on the blog-thing since (gulp) August and just popped on today to ready myself for a new year of writing, only to see your finger post.
I hope your recovery continues and so happy to hear you're back to crafting.
PS...I started to knit this past year (and a little crochet). I made felted projects for holiday gifts this year. It's addicting!

Loca4crafts said...

I agree Amy, it is addicting. Thank you for your concern and well wishes :)