Friday, January 28, 2022

LEARNING TO PLAY AGAIN

I decided to try a simple  hat with very little manipulation required so I could go easy on my left hand!  In no time, 
I had the hat made 
and only had to slap my right hand down to my lap a few times!
I sewed up the back seam and added a puff ball later in the day.  I found that if I apply my Aunt's technique of holding the needle or hook anchored in my right hand, I can make the left hand dance around it to accomplish the job!  In this way, I can play with yarn and still be mindful of the broken radius!
I also pieced another placemat
 in the red/white/blue fabric combination.
And finished placing the squares up on the design wall 
for a lap-sized quilt. 
 It was fun to play around with the limited color palette!
 

9 comments:

  1. Cute hat! Glad you have found a workable solution.

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  2. You are amazing! I tried using my left hand in spirit with you.... and I failed!! Love that hat!!
    those placemats are so cute too!!!

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  3. Nice hat! I am impressed that you figured it out with your other hand. It took me a while but I figured it out also when I had my thumb in a brace that time I slammed it in the car door. I somehow managed to figure out how to knit lace of all things with only four fingers. I think we all have talents we don't know we have until something like that comes along.

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  4. Kudos for conquering the challenge! The hat looks great.

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  5. The purples in your new quilt are pretty.

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  6. Nice! You can't keep a good gal down!! You go girl!

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  7. You know, it might not be a bad thing to get adept at using the non-dominate hand, so in case I am ever in this position! Hope everything is continuing to heal well, what I wouldn't give for ice cream right now!! Trying to avoid all sweets is killing me. LOL!

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  8. You continually amaze me with your skills. The hat and placemats all turned out great. I probably would be sitting with some good books in your position.
    Take care.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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