Thursday, June 24, 2010

Knitter Down!!!!!

Tomorrow is Finishing Friday, and let's take a brief look at where we stand:

*  Sewing machine - still in the shop & not likely to be home tomorrow. 

*  Knitting - our little heroine has just managed to cut herself WHILE PICKING STRAWBERRIES.  Not cleaning strawberries.  Not planting strawberries.  PICKING strawberries.  The details are a bit hazy as it frankly still seems impossible, but I started out with a bucket and ended up with half a pint of strawberries and a hand bleeding much more than one would ever imagine from a berry-related injury.  And here's the kicker:  it actually hurts!  I may be prevented from knitting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You do realize, of course, that this possibly makes me the first person in history to be beaten up by berries????   

Oh, the shame..........


toni in florida said...

I've heard of being allergic to strawberries, but this is something else entirely! Hope your hand heals quickly.

Ella said...

While I truly feel sorry for your injury, it just occured to me that there is no need to be ashamed - after all, you're breaking new grounds, so to say, by exploring the hazards of seemingly non-hazardous plants for the sake and warning of us all.
I do hope your hand will heal quickly.

RobinH said...

You may be the first person to suffer a vicious and unprovoked attack by strawberries, but berries in general, no. I generally figure on donating half a pint of blood per quart of blackberries...more if I venture *into* the patch instead of just picking cautiously about the edges.