Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Yarn Along

Late Saturday morning as Reece and Justin played outside, I began the preparations for a family dinner we were hosting on Sunday. I had just started when I cut my hand. The first thing I did was grab a cloth and held it tight against the cut. Then I called Justin. My first thought was do I need stitches. He thought yes, but I really did not want to spend three to four hours in the emergency room waiting to get a couple of stitches. So he took a trip the local pharmacy and came home with these. They worked like a charm and I am on the mend.

The reason I am telling you this is because while he was at the pharmacy the only thing I could think about was...can I still knit? I figured it might take a while for this cut to heal and the thought of not knitting, well, can you imagine? So with Reece tucked in bed Saturday night, I grabbed those needles to see if I could still knit, and thank goodness, I can!!!! It was a little slow going at first, I was being overly cautious, but after awhile it was all good.


I did manage to finish up the cowl, and I love it. I added quite a few rows to the scarf and I visited the yarn shop to pick up some wool for Reece's Winter Solstice hat.

The goal this week is to finish the scarf, start Reece's hat and maybe get a few bowls knit and ready to felt.

On the reading front, still in doula mode. I do have a few books unrelated to doula training sitting here and I think I might crack one open this week. I need a little change of scenery on the reading front.

What you knitting and reading this week?

Joining in with Ginny and Nicole.

50 comments:

  1. OUCH! I'm glad you are on the mend. but I did giggle at your concern at not being able to knit, it was my first thought when I cut my finger quite badly recently, what else would I do!!?

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    1. Exactly my thoughts, what else will I do. I guess reading would have moved to the top of the list.

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  2. Kim, I am glad your hand is going to be okay. I have a bad habit of cutting myself while in the kitchen and I know how painful it can be.
    Love your knitting, the yarn for your cowl is beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Tracey. It is not common for me, my knife skills are pretty good, but it happened. I hope the recipient likes the cowl, I think the colours are perfect for her.

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  3. I am sorry to hear about your hand but I am happy you found a quick way to remedy the cut without a trip to the emergency room. Everything you are knitting looks lovely!

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    1. Thanks Kathleen, the ER was not going to happen, I would have done anything to not go. So thankful the steri strips worked.

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  4. Oh dear, hope you are healing up well! Lovely warm looking knits you have there.

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  5. I'm so glad! You're yarns are lovely, your knits looks so cozy :)

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  6. Oh my!! I hate cuts so much so that I cannot look at my own or anyone else's injuries. I once cut my finger and drove (!) to my husband's office so he could assess the damage. I am squeamish :( I am glad you are on the mend and I love the yarn in the front!! So fall like :)

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    1. I don't much like them either, especially as deep as this one was. Justin was trying to tell me about it and I told him to stop, I really did not need to hear it.

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  7. Oh no! I'm glad you are feeling better, that you didn't have to go to the ER, and most importantly, that you can still knit! Your projects are beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful knitting. I'm glad your cut is healing and won't get in the way of knitting!

    I'm reading "your six-year-old" as I prepare for the next birthday. No knitting here, but lots of Halloween costume sewing:-)

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  9. Yikes, I'm glad you didn't need to get stitches. Isn't it funny how important knitting is to us? When I had surgery on my hand a while back, one of the first things I asked the doctor was "how long until I can knit again"? :-)

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    1. Haha, I can only imagine the look on your doctors face.

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  10. Steri strips are a god send! When I injure my hands I usually think the same exact thing - "Can I still knit???". I love the colors on your cowl.

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  11. Oh! So sorry to hear you cut yourself, but glad that you are on the mend...and can knit! Phew! As always - lovely yarns and lovely knitting :)

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  12. Yikes...we used superglue once on a bad cut and it worked just like stitches...Glad to see the knitting still works...and how wonderfully!

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    1. Actually I asked Justin if he had any in the garage, that is how much I didn't want to go to the ER :)

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  13. Oh dear! I'm so glad your hand is on the mend and didn't slow you down. Those kind of injuries are the worst. I had the "when can I spin" again question for the doctor when I broke my foot and he looked at me like I was crazy...he thought I was talking about a spinning class at the gym...he he. I have to use a timer right now so that I don't over do it since it was my treadle foot.

    You're cowl is gorgeous...what kind of yarn is that...I'll back and look. I love the colors, so autumnal!

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    1. Thanks Melissa. The cowl yarn is Lion Brand Homespun, got it on sale :)

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  14. ouch! thankfully you can still knit! lol your cowl is beautiful, i love all those colors in that yarn.

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  15. I'm so glad you didn't have any down time from your cut. Phew! It is prime knitting season and that would have just been terrible. The colors you are working with look so pretty.

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    1. Me too :) I am not sure what I would have done. I do have a lot of my holiday knitting done, but there is still more to do.

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  16. I'm so glad to hear the cut didn't require stitches and that you can still knit!

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  17. So sorry about your injury. Hope it heals quickly!!

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    1. Thanks, it is healing very well, not painful, which is surprising and the steri strips are working great.

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  18. So sorry about your hand, but glad you're on the mend (and can knit:)

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  19. Hey Kim, what gorgeous yarns you are working with. One of these days, I have got to get over the extra pennies and just splurge on some fancy stuff. My boys are asking for hats too, but I'm a little afraid of committing, although, I bet once I start one, 2 more will be easy. =)

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    1. Thanks Elisa. Go for it, I knit up four hats over the summer for Christmas gifts, once the first one was done the rest knit up pretty fast.

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  20. Ouch! Sorry to hear about your hand Kim. Glad it's not serious. Also happy to see in your last post that Justin is feeling better. You guys take care of each other. Be well!

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    1. Thanks Lisa. I too am really happy about Justin's knee, it still isn't 100% but it is getting close. We do take care of each other :)

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  21. Eeek! Your hand!! I am so sorry :( I am glad it is on the mend and that you can still knit, though. I hope to back at it next week.

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  22. So happy you are still able to knit (and sorry you hurt your hand- ouch!). Love that cowl!

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  23. So glad you're okay and that you can still knit!

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  24. ai! i would have thought the same thing! glad it's okay and you can still knit though, very important! :)

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    1. Yes, Lori, very important stuff we do with those needles and wool :)

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  25. I had a kitchen accident last year that prevented me from knitting for about a week. I was lost and a bit beside myself :( So glad you are on the mend and still able to knit!

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    1. I think I would have been the same way, thank goodness I didn't have to find out.

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