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I live in Marblehead, MA and love to knit and spin!  I host the Knitting by the Sea podcast on YouTube.  I am Saratogaknitting on Ravelry and Instagram!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Oh No!

Well, here is a picture of thee culprit. I had nothing to do with it. Seriously. This wool sock, my latest from my andspun, sent me careening down a small flight of wood stairs and right into a broken finger! Can you believe it??? So now I'm splinted up and no knitting for a week or so :-( Sheesh!

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A little Gore Mountain interlude - the Rowing Cat all suited up and ready to go! She is actually doing very well. I just hope she appreciates the VERY EXPENSIVE new boots and helmet ;-)

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Now, I know I can't knit with this finger, but I experimented and found that I can still spin! So I should be able to get through lots of fiber this week! This is one of my Rhinebeck purchases - it's plying up beautifully - it's destined to become a shawl.

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I joined the Magic Ball swap on Ravelry and this weekend my ball arrived! It's a beautiful skein of yarn hand dyed by Lucy of Mind's Eye Knits! It is abslutely gorgeous. My partner sent me the pattern for Monkey socks and I cast on right away (prior to the finger debacle . . .) I don't know why I haven't tried any of Cookie A's patterns before - it is a breeze! The socks are going to be fabulous - when I get to finish them that is . . . ;-)

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The ball was jam packed with goodies with a Boston theme from candy to stitch markers to "sea glass" picked out by my partner's 5 year old daughter! It was so much fun to unwrap - the Rowing Cat had to help each step of the way! Mark just watched and shook his head in disbelief! My partner should get her ball today - hope she likes it!

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10 comments:

smilnsigh said...

This "being-mean-to-one's-finger" is running in the family! Yuck-o! Can we call it off now, please? >,-)))))

Mari-Nanci

KnittingKnirvana said...

I'm always afraid that my hand knit socks will make me fall! Heal quick!! :)

Queen of the froggers said...

Oh no! I hope it gets better soon, thats bad for knitting. you'll just have to prepare for knitting, like stash buying!!!

BumbleVee said...

We pretty much have to wear slippers or light shoes on top of lovely socks if we have hardwood floors and stairs........
.. or...how about putting some little rubber sticky thingies on the bottom of them? make slipper socks of them.

Anne said...

Oh no! I hope you get better soon!

PEA said...

Oh dear, what a thing to happen! I've just had laminated wood flooring put in my computer room and yesterday I was wearing socks and almost went for a flip...I've learned my lesson now! lol Imagine, I could have ended up with a broken finger like you!!! Hope it heals quickly! xox

Sandi McBride said...

Mari-Nanci sent me over here and from the looks of things, you need a break (no pun intended, I'm a mad woman, what do you want?) You need to take it easy is what I mean, looks like those little fingers are working hard all the time...could be one of them was just plain ding donged tired!
So nice to meet you by the way, my name is
Sandi

Susie Q said...

Mari Nanci sent us here because she said you need a break...oops. You already HAVE one! *smile*
Do feel better soon and remember that there is at least ONE other person in this world who is so much more clumsy than you and every one else who has fallen lately. That would be me. Yup. Clumsy is my middle name. Okay, it is actually Ellen but it SHOULD be clumsy! I took falling to a new art form. Really! They were thinking of making it an Olympic event but knew I would win the gold every 4 years for life. Very unfair advantage.

In all seriousness, do feel better and take good care of yourself!

Hugs,
Sue

Alice said...

I always go where Mari-Nanci tells me. Fortunately she must not have had a photo of your finger or she would have made us look at it on her blog! :)

I slipped on the stairs once too only I landed on a well padded part of my anatomy and all fingers and other bones were spared. Hope you're back to knitting soon!

Kylie said...

Oh you poor thing, I hope you get better soon.