I heard what the doctor said when I saw him last week. He said specifically, "No knitting." My response was to say, "OK, doctor, no knitting." And then I winked at him. He smiled and said, "I mean it", to which I said, "I know." And I winked at him again.
End result, I massaged my hand, used a heat pack, cold pack, I soaked my hand in Epsom salt, I taped it up the way he showed me - and I knit. So my hand is still swollen, it only hurts a little and I have no regrets. At least not at this moment. When I see him tomorrow and he comes at me with a needle I may be of a different opinion.
That said, I knit the Georgia On My Mind Socks in Cherry Tree Hill Supersock and using US #2 needles:
And then I didn't knit, but I had Maria knit up six strips for me so I could make a Braided Ball.
It wasn't hard, just time consuming. First I had the six strips which I sewed up the middle:
Then I wove them together and sewed up the ends:
And ended up with this:
I stuffed it with fiberfill and now I have to wash it and figure out what to do with it. It was made mainly to see how it would turn out. Thanks Maria!
Now I'm stuck because I have to see the doctor tomorrow. Do I knit or not? The night is young and I happen to have a skein of Madelinetosh Pashmina, and a cowl pattern ...