Any ideas for a one handed amputee?
Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:20 PM
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 09:19 PM
If she can lay the work on her thigh and hold it with her prosthesis or her stump, allowing the yarn to move under the hold, she can use the other hand to crochet normally. (I don't wrap yarn around my hand, and I have both of mine; the tension comes from the yarn running between my left-hand fingers and the work.) I have also seen a woman with a problematic hand (can't recall whether her problem was severe arthritis or a stroke) who used her disabled hand as a weight only and managed the yarn much as an "English" knitter does.
By the way, speaking of knitting--it's actually easier to knit one-handed than crochet! There are several knitting styles involving the use of a longer than normal needle held under the upper arm. I'm a big believer in the theory that most crafts are possible for nearly everyone if you just find the right way of going about them.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 04:00 AM
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Posted 05 November 2011 - 10:11 AM
Not sure a 16 minute video is what you expected in answering this question, but it was interesting and inspiring (and I think I'll go get my hair taken care of now LOL)
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Posted 07 November 2011 - 09:53 AM
Thank you for posting the video you did, for taking the time to find a way to help someone determined to do something no matter what.
It's people like you that keep inspiration alive for those seeking it and desperately needed it.