I can't knit! I can't crochet! BUT......I CAN type!
And I can read! I read a book in two days, something I haven't done in many years! It was wonderful - I highly recommend it: Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See.
On Saturday the big bandage comes off and I should be able to return to most normal activities. I am supposed to move my fingers - yes, I can - but the bandage itself prevents much movement of the thumb until then. So I've entertained myself today with working on my two newsletters (one for Port City Pottery & Fine Crafts and the other for my Porters Neck community homeowners), catching up on phone calls, emails, looking at patterns and yarn, and finishing my book.
Before the surgery, I hurried to finish my last piece, Grey Shadows Stole, which started out to be a moebius shawl, but turned out too wide and too long to function as such. Here are some photos of this piece.