My First Knitting Injury
I miss knitting.
I’ve been doing it sporadically as of late and I miss it. I started a new job and I love my new job, but that means I don’t get much time for knitting. The commute is fine, but since it’s on the subway, I am petrified of losing my knitting needles.
But I digress, last week, I was working on one of my Totoros and the tension was particularly tight, so I thought I could push it through with my fingernail. This lack of foresight probably lead to the extinction of morons like me back in the day.
As a result, I pushed my little 2.00 mm DPNs underneath my FINGERNAIL. AAAUGGHHHHH!! It was awful. And did I have to play the piano next day? Yes.
They should put safety warnings on these things.
Anyway, as I was explaining, I haven’t been knitting as much. I think I’m still up to sixteen Totoros and 17-19 still have no eyes. I hate doing eyes, have I mentioned that? But the great thing about knitting, people share wonderful things on my facebook wall. I’m not being sarcastic either. Look, a whole post on MATH knitting!
Oh! And speaking of injuries. You know what else happened? DPN theft!!
Well, OK, probably not, but the rotten kids lost one of my DPNs!! The 2.00 mm bamboo DPN that is about 4″ long. WHY! Now I’m down to FIVE! What am I going to do if I need all six? Ugh. Don’t have kids folks. Not only do they lose things of yours, they also monopolize spousal time!
I was able to convince my wife that it was time for happy fun times, but then youngest came bounding in with her doe-eyes sparkling in full force. There went happy fun times. I need to discipline them more.
Or I need to acquire a knitting-man-cave. My dad had a room that I wasn’t allowed to go into. It was filled with all these small electronic parts because he was useful in the real world and could fix and make practical things.
I still haven’t achieved that level of maturity.
Anyway, I am still knitting but not as much as I like. And when I come home at night, I’m not exhausted or anything but the children want family time. Back in the day kids watched TV all evening and left the parents alone! Maybe I should get them knitting.
I will leave you with the latest Facebook photo about knitting.