Sunday, May 06, 2007

OOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!


Yup- broken finger, dislocated joint-needed two ring nerve blocks to get the damn thing straight again . Soooo- it appears that my hopes of getting my amazing sweater done for the big night (Thursday) are right down the tubes. And how did this happen? First, you take one giant Poodle Head. Add a smidge of spring fever and a tendency to bolt when scared. Now throw in a neighbour's Soft Coated Wheaton (same age as Bear). I dropped his lead because he was getting frisky. When I bent to pick it up, I had just caught my ring finger in the loop and he bolted. Caught my finger and pulled. I even heard the snap. When I looked down at my finger , my fingernail was facing my middle finger!!!!!! "Oh man. This can't be good," I remember thinking. I figured I was in shock, so I tried to straighten it a bit. Yeah. Dumb.
Anyhow- 4 to 6 weeks like this. No knitting for awhile. I tried, mind you, but I was awkward, and it hurt.
Now I have to go shopping to try to sort out my wardrobe dilemma for Thursday.
Onto other news- I saw my chair over at Chapters-it was way cool. I also met the husband of the chair of "The Chair Affair", and he wanted to know more about the chair, and implied that if his wife wanted the chair, so be it. What a sweetheart.
And so it goes...........................................................
PS- Bear actually seems to feel bad! He snuggles and tries to put his big furry head on my shoulder. He has sniffed my finger at least a dozen times, and then looks at me with those great big eyes. I know- he's a dog. But I think he "gets" it.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your poor finger! Sending healing thoughts your way. Robyn

Ruth said...

Oh OUCH! What a shame you can't finish the coat in time.

Miss Scarlett said...

Oh goodness! How painful.
I am sure Bear has an idea that you are in pain - dogs are quite sensitive, especially with the people they love.
Sorry to hear about your sweater :-(
But now you can have a little fun shopping!
What a fantastic gentleman - I hope he does buy your chair. It would be nice to see it owned by someone who values it so highly.

Anonymous said...

Oooohhhhh, that HURTS! Well, to cheer you up I'll try to get your SP10 package off in the mail this week .....
~ Your SP10 partner

DianeS said...

Ouch!!!! I'm sure Bear is making an effort to help you feel better, And shopping may help a bit, too.

EnnaVic said...

I'm so sorry about your finger. ouch!

me said...

Oh my goodness!! Every time I injure either hand at all, the FIRST thing that goes through my mind is "CAN I KNIT"!

Do you knit continental, because I find that I actually extend my ring finger as if it's some hoity toity tea party :)

Speedy recovery!

Renee said...

Oooooh, nasty! I hope it heals up quickly.

freshisle said...

I winced as I read your story. Hope you're managing okay.

Anne said...

Oh nooo! I'm so sorry :( I hope you heal relatively quickly, and more importantly, stop having bad pain soon :( Feel better!

thecountrygirl said...

OUCH! This is awful. I had a similar thing happen with one of my dogs and the leash. That finger still gives me trouble too.