The fingers are not so screwy that they slow my knitting, much. I have finished the half-pattern repeat that was the goal of the day. One more pattern repeat tomorrow, and about a foot of knit-on edging, and it's done. So the rest of the deadlines are looking good, too.
Thanks to all who offered all the great advice for burn treatment. I (unfortunately) have a good bit of experience with burns on that hand, because of the nerve damage and the fact that I do a lot of cooking; I just can't feel heat that well, and so I don't notice something's wrong fast enough. The crowning glory is a scar on the back of my hand. It looks like someone put out a cigarette on me, but really it's from a third degree burn received in a Pot Roast Incident (back of hand against inside wall of oven that has been on for four hours at three hundred and fifty degrees; I didn't notice for about two seconds). Physical therapists regularly ask about the scar in a tone of voice that says "someone put out a cigarette on you? tell me who so I can call the cops".
Anyway. After I touched the cookie sheet today, I stuck my fingers in a bowl if ice water for about half an hour. Though it DID hydrate the tissues, that wasn't really my first goal; the idea was to neutralize the heat, a la thermodynamics. For the rest of the afternoon, whenever I felt pain, I would stick my fingers back in ice water for fifteen minutes to half an hour. It minimized the blistering and now I'm left with the odd situation that is a second degree burn without the blisters. The skin has turned very rough and thick and tender and smooth, but it's sealing off the injury better than a band-aid so I'm leaving it alone.
I'm not feeling much pain, I think thanks to the nerve damage. Occasionally something gets through, but it's reasonable.
Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day, and I'll be able to get batteries for the camera so I can download photos and show all of you the awesome sweater my mother-in-law knit, and the Goob doing a Marie Antoinette imitation (I was working on getting her to say 'let them eat cake' on video when the camera died), and maybe a scarf photo.