Sunday, September 13, 2009

How to ignore a sprained ankle:

Spend a good chunk of the day on a yarn crawl with Tracybird!

Friday, I was at Providence doing pre-op stuff and somehow managed to ignore (crossed legs, complex cable pattern) that my left foot went to asleep. When my name was called, I leaped up, gathered knitting and paperwork, took a step, another step, and then realized that my foot wasn't working and the floor was getting close.

Y'know, if you crumple in a hospital waiting room, you're suddenly surrounded by a LOT of people...

I tried to collect my knitting, paperwork, and dignity (managed the first two!), and carried on. (Spent the evening with my ankle wrapped and elevated, though.)

Saturday, Tracy and I met at The Knitting Bee. She'd made a Sideways Spencer out of BMFA's LLS, and wondered about the fit. (Fit was fine, and the yarn -- and Tracy's knitting! -- is gorgeous).

I'd been intending to stop by the Knitting Bee to pick up the yarn for a Hive Hat for my niece, so it was a good place to meet. And somehow, yarn for a scarf for said niece also found its way into my hands...

But apparently not enough. Tracy and I tromped off to see Cindy at All About Yarn where I bought the IK Weekend mag -- which I hadn't intended to, but dang!, there are some fun patterns.

Lunch, a wander through Powell's, and I realized (reluctantly) that my ankle had had enough and it was time to quit.

It may have been Tracy's charming company, it may have been yarn fumes, but it was a fun day, in spite of the ouchy ankle!

Thanks, Tracy!

5 comments:

Tammy said...

It sounds like you had a nice day, despite the owie ankle. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers for us. Dad seems to be stable, though may end up in a care home until he can go home again. Who knows. Thank you so much!

Cindy said...

It was great having the two of you stop by the shop. Hope the ankle is feeling better. I did find that February '08 magazine with the bulky sweater pattern in it after you left. I put a copy behind the counter with your name on it, if you want to stop by and pick it up. :) Kathleen is there on Monday and I'm there from 3:00 to 8:00, too. :)

knittinggolfer said...

excellent technique Jen!!! hehe

samro said...

Sounds like a perfect day expect for the foot. Feel better soon.

Valerie said...

crap about the ankle, but glad you had a good friend to save the day!