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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

oh no!

Yesterday, we were working in the garden. Dear husband has 2 weeks before the school year starts and he has to go back to work.

Here's a shot of Solomon's Seal. Lush.

Then there's this mess.

That's the daylily bed, all horribly overgrown and mixed together with a hundred other plants.
When we first moved here 5 years ago, we couldn't see any flowers at all. They were all buried under a horrible vine that had taken over this yard. I have been plugging away at this for 6 summers, and now it was time to dig it all up, separate the lilies from the rest, add topsoil, and replant the lilies.
It's a work in progress if there ever was one.
So at the end of the day, I come in to make dinner. Husband is still out there, putting the tools away (he'd been working in the yard since 6:30 am).
I am cutting up string beans, the knife slips. A small chunk of my finger stuck to the knife.
Tall son rushes to my aid. Brings bandaids (no good in such a case), sterile gauze pads, the works.
First words out of his mouth: "Oh no! Now you won't be able to knit!"
I do love that kid.
And it's true. No knitting for...I don't want to think about how long...the finger affected is the one where I run my yarn around, continental style.
Meanwhile, check out this website:


Jody said...

Oh Karin! Ouch! I guess it's a good sign you can type though, right? My stomach jumped as I read your words. I feel for you. I do hope it heals quickly so you can get back to your knitting soon.

JessaLu said...

uh oh - I hope you mend soon...

Michele said...

Oh no!!!! It's a good thing that there's another 2 weeks for you to heal until Knit Knight at Tea & Tattered Pages. I'm sending healing vibes your way.

Alison said...

Stitches weren't an option? I mean, other than Stitches East... Ouch. I'm sorry.

Connie said...

Yikes! I hope you heal quickly, Karin.

Anonymous said...

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