Just in case you were wondering, this:
(between the needles) is how much knitting you can do on a sock whilst waiting in the Emergency room at the hospital after your husband has had a spill off his pushbike.
And this is the outcome:
Plaster from the upper arm to the wrist, to treat a fractured radius (I think) up near the elbow. With any luck, he won't have to have the plaster for the next 6 weeks. Hopefully it will be off sooner. We'll find out later this week...