Sunday, 12 February 2017

An exercise in frustration

I am almost at the point of no more stitching till the splint is removed.   So much time is spent reversing!  

Never before has my trusty "reversing tool" had quite so much use.   But the physiotherapist says another 3-4 weeks and I cannot possibly go that long with no stitching so.....onwards I plod.


  1. I understand your frustration. How about slowing down the stitching speed, double checking before inserting the needle? Would that give your reversing tool and your temper a holiday?
    Plod on!

  2. Your reversing tool looks very effective. I just use my needle to unpick stitches. If it's knitting then I use the eye end of the needle. It's hard to say "be patient" as I know that I would be exactly the same as you.

  3. How frustrating for you. I agree that 3-4 weeks without stitching sounds a long time.

  4. Oh boy. I feel your pain. Take care -

  5. Oh no, I'm sorry - another three to four weeks sounds terribly long. But your unstitcher looks attractive and interesting. Is it an awl? A little hook?

  6. Be patient with yourself, Margaret, and
    don't expect to go at your usual speed and accuracy... but accuracy more likely if you slow the pace. Cannot
    imagine giving up the stitching for
    that long, so do the best you can...
    and enjoy.

  7. How frustrating! I agree, slow down and stitch half speed. It will still be quicker than frogging.