Ouch

A knitting injury:

I seem to be poking a hole in my index finger with the tip of my needle.

I don’t know if I’ve always done this, but I’ve been pushing the left needle tip with my right pointer finger in order to drop the just-knitted stitch off the needle. It may have started when I was knitting with a cotton yarn that didn’t want to slide and now it’s become a habit. I have to put a bandaid on my fingertip when I knit because I keep jabbing it. It hurts! I’m afraid I’m going to end up with a gaping, cavernous wound – or worse – I’ll poke straight out the other side of my finger. My goal is to break this bad habit. I’m trying, but still . . . jab, jab, jab. It’s not easy being such a fragile flower.

Now, let’s look at a baby. Shall we?

This is the darling daughter of a teacher-friend from school. Her proud mama gave me a photograph of her wearing my very first Baby Cuteness Cardigan! It really is cuteness. Of course, I covered the baby’s face with a napkin before taking a picture of the picture in order to protect the innocent. What a bundle!

I leave you with this:


Emmie has taken control of the mitered mitten. I haven’t been able to knit it at all because every time I go to pick it up, she’s on it. She’s there again as I type – right next to me, curled up on the mitten.

I think I need to get her a kitten.

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4 Responses to “Ouch”

  1. WifeMomKnitter Says:

    I’m surprised that I haven’t jabbed a hole in my finger. I do the same thing you do.

    The baby (and her sweater, of course!) are the epitome of Cuteness!

    Oh and Knelley….#27 in the Knitting Room podcast on Knit Picks.

  2. jennsquared Says:

    Me too! I also do that. When I first used option size 1, that’s when I really noticed it because it REALLY hurt! Then I guess I got used to it…

  3. mad knitter Says:

    That sweater is just adorable on the baby! And to think that was your first one! Nice work!

    Ha, Emmie needs a kitten, too funny!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Yes ,get Emmie a kitten, and one for me. Your sweater is so cute and I love the baby, what a sweetie!

    Not Knitting, now.

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