Monday, September 29, 2014

One ball, plus an injury update

Six weeks ago I went to the hand therapist and I've been very, very compliant about following her instructions. And it's gone really well, I'm basically not in pain, and my hands don't go numb when I knit, and I've had some serious knitting time over the last month. So that's all good. One of the exercises that can help nerve problems like I have is learning to juggle, (I was pretty happy it said "learning to juggle" rather than actually juggling, because I still can't keep more than two balls in the air). so I made some juggling balls :
These are quite nice, but I thought it might be nicer to have some that are knit or crocheted. I knit this one from the "oh Balls" pattern (and watched the movie the pattern talks about too).  I need to get around to knitting or crocheting to more, to have a set. I haven't decided if I'm going to make them all matching, or experiment with different patterns. Either way, it's going to take a lot more work until i actually can claim to be a proficient juggler!


  1. Wow! It's great that your hands are feeling much better and all due to some juggling?! I'm amazed and thrilled for you.

  2. Well, no - there was massage and 3 times a day stretching and not bending my wrsts backwards and wearing a splint for six weeks at night, but the fun part is the juggling!

  3. I'm glad to hear that your hand is back in top shape. I just hope that you don't encounter anything similar to that previous injury. After all, it's tough adjusting from being on complete rest to being physically active once again. Anyway, how is the juggling activities going for you? Your therapist was pretty witty to have come up with that exercise. Hahaha! Thanks for sharing that, Sharon! All the best to you! :)

    Jacqueline Hodges @ Back and Neck Center of Brick