4 days post op from hand surgery, i made a fully lined coat.

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4 days post op from hand surgery, i made a fully lined coat.

Post: #245152 mrsflibble
Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:36 pm

I had carpel tunnel surgery on my right hand last week and until my hand heals I can't crochet. I'm booooored. I'm stuck doing bugger all... well. I was. I got the bandage off yesterday and now have just a dressing, and felt like I wanted to get cracking and use my now relatively usable hand for good and not evil lol!

Minime needed a lighter weight coat than her heavy faux sheepskin as school have decided that even though the weather is unseasonably warm, a zip up hoodie cardigan thing (in school colours I might add) is not suitable outer attire. we went shopping to find one. neither of us liked what we found for either financial or style reasons, and in her infinite wisdom my five year old asked me if I could make her one instead. wonderful suggestion except for the whole hand and wrist surgery thing.

I have been getting antsy and itching to get on and do something. anything. so I decided that as the bandage had come off the day before, leaving just a large dressing over the wound, I could now kinda move my hand enough. YES I COULD DAMNIT AND NOBODY WAS GONNA STOP ME!!!

so I decided to check by holding my heavy, stainless steel tailor's shears. yes. I could just about manage them if I left myself time and did things nice and slow and hold them slightly funny. could i trace a pattern?
yes. I could using a tracing wheel and not a pen. and I could cut that out too....

no mean feat considering the day before my hand had looked like this

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ok .so. the coat. once the pattern was cut and ability to use shears ascertained, it was time to pick fabric. she went through my stash and dug out the last bit of the 26 year old kind of christmassy fabric bought by my mum in 1985 to make me a christmas dress and never used until last year (here's what i did with it: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=366042.0) and some 1950s plastic buttons given to me by her Nanny (jim's mum).

ok, pattern cut. lining cut. outer cut. all labelled. pattern instructions read. audio book on ipod, ipod charged.

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it took me about 6 hours to finish this coat so if i was fully able-handed it's not be long as all I reckon. but my hand hurts today. I know. my own fault!

I love the fabric, sophie does too but jim says it looks too christmassy for september. pah. what does he know?! :lol: :tongue:
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Re: 4 days post op from hand surgery, i made a fully lined c

Post: #245178 JuzaMum
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:13 pm

It is lovely - if I have surgery will I be able to make things like that too. If so I am off to the docs...
Seriously it looks great - well done. I can't do nothing and rest either, I recently broke my foot and it was murder. Plaster is off now but foot still swollen and I have blisters from walking in flip flops! Life is too short to sit and wait

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Post: #245182 Sky
Sun Sep 25, 2011 7:32 pm

Lovely coat, take it easy though. I had both hands operated on and I know how you feel not being able to do anything but your long term outcome will depend on how your hands heal and if you use them too much they won't heal properly.

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Post: #245321 mrsflibble
Mon Sep 26, 2011 6:53 am

thanks sky. I am taking it easy now.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #245325 bonniethomas06
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:21 am

It is absolutely stunning, I especially love the criss cross bit on the back. You are clever, and how lovely to have a child with the sense to realise that homemade things are soooo much better than shop made things!
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Post: #245326 bonniethomas06
Mon Sep 26, 2011 8:22 am

P.s, I hope your hand gets better quickly.
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Re: 4 days post op from hand surgery, i made a fully lined c

Post: #245345 scrap
Mon Sep 26, 2011 4:58 pm

Wow,quite the comeback,Mrs Fib!
...I couldn't use my right hand for a week after my CTS-op.
Hope it heals up quick, :hugish:
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Post: #245397 mrsflibble
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:48 am

thanks scrap, my mum said that too and i'm wondering what's wrong with me now as I normally don't heal quickly and it's healing REALLY well lol.

still can't do up my own bra though.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Tue Sep 27, 2011 4:30 pm

...I'd love to give you a helping hand. :lol:
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Post: #245784 MuddyWitch
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:11 pm

Love the coat, but worry you're over-doing things as usual!

Tell J: if the shops can 'do' xmas in September, why can't you & Minime? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post: #245789 MKG
Fri Sep 30, 2011 4:13 pm

mrsflibble wrote:still can't do up my own bra though.


Nor can I. You have my sympathies.

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Re: 4 days post op from hand surgery, i made a fully lined c

Post: #248356 mrsflibble
Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:13 am

well the hand is all healed and I've discovered I can knit. wierd.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!


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