Tuesday, May 25, 2010

ow, ow, OWWWW!!

Knitting was seriously reduced this weekend. It started out fine, but then there was a small mishap. It involved, the hammock (which is PERFECT, by the way...), some grommets, a hammer, a cement pad, and unfortunately, my finger. My index finger - the one over which I tension the wool.

I had just about finished the grommets - I was on the third last one, when I missed slightly, and crushed the tip of my right index finger. Now, I'm left handed (hence the reason the hammer was being held in my left hand), but still. It's amazing how much I need my right index finger. And how much it hurts when you bump it after trying to crush it. Luckily, my husband was going into town and he got me a splint to cushion it.

These pictures, (taken 3 days after the fact) don't even come close to showing the extent of the bruising. It's still swollen, and only sort of bends.

While I hit it on the nail side, the bruising shows quite well on the pad side - and it's much more purple that this shows.

But... the hammock. We finished it - my 16 year old nephew finished the grommeting for me, we tied on the strings, and hung it up. The spot we chose is perfect - it just fits. However, we screwed in the hooks too high, and when we attempted to relocate them, the grand old oaks we chose decided not to give up the hooks, and we snapped them off. We will have to get a couple more, and next time we go north, we're set. Pictures will follow at that time.

One thing I discovered, though. When you crush your index finger, and then later, without thinking, try to slap a mosquito, thereby smacking the newly crushed finger, you tend to run outside (away from kid's ears) to dance around grabbing your very sore hand, saying some indelicate words. Next time I do this, I will check that the neighbours don't have people over.
The indelicate words were followed with "Oh, hi. I'm Sandra. Sorry about that, crushed my finger, and tried to slap a mosquito. I'm usually less vocal. Enjoy your cocktails..."

12 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Damn those fingers with all those nerves inside of them!!

Brenda said...

LOL at your indelicate words in front of the neighbours. Sounds like something I would do.

Acorn to Oak said...

OUCH!!! I was cringing as I read your story. I hope your thumb feels better soon. Can't wait to see the hammock you suffered for. ;-)

Sel and Poivre said...

When our kids were still "delicate" I told them it was perfectly acceptable to swear but only at certain times and places and in certain company, hence the fact adults, who know of these correct times and places were free to do so, children, not so much. I remember my daughter repeatedly asking if such and such a moment was "an appropriate time" - it never was - of course usually there were "delicate" ears around. Eventually she gave up proclaiming it was just too difficult to figure out to ever bother swearing.

'Hope you feel better soon!

I'm jealous you got to the cottage - I was city bound!

Anonymous said...

Yeowch! Hope it heals soon. The neighbors - and their friends - will recover, too. ;P

CatBookMom

deirdre said...

Excellent icebreaker...

I broke the middle finger (yes, my boys had fun with that one) of my left hand last summer, and was astonished to learn how very often I actually use it...

here's to quick healing!

Needles said...

Here's to quick healing indeed. Owwww.

Anonymous said...

Oh, it hurts just to think about it! And no knitting??? Insult to injury!!!
Hope you are better soon!
Nancy

KnitTech said...

Ouch!! Hope you're back knitting soon.

Carol said...

Oooh, OW! and yes, relocating away from children to use 'power words' is a good idea....

Carol said...

Oooh, OW! and yes, relocating away from children to use 'power words' is a good idea....

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