July 22, 2006

ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK

The other night I couldn't sleep, so my usual remedy is browsing knit blogs. I happened to find a wonderfully pertinent article on knitting backwards; this will certainly come in handy while I'm addicted to making these bears. Now I don't have to flip my work over to purl anymore, which is definitely a timesaver on these tiny rows of ten. Hooray.

But I hit a small knitting snag last night. For dinner we made a fabulous pork tenderloin stuffed with mushrooms, bacon, and onion. For some reason our smoke detector goes off at the drop of a hat, so it started going off as I took the tenderloin out of the oven. I got flustered and, for no good reason whatsoever, decided to grab the meat thermometer and just pull it out with my hand. I was looking right at it, so I was well aware that it said 165 F but, whatever, pulling it out barehanded seemed like a good move. As I instinctively jerked my hand back and started hopping around the kitchen, I looked at my husband and said, "I really have no idea why I just did that." Luckily I didn't burn myself too bad, but the burn is perfectly located where I hold my yarn. I was doing this funky modified knitting move all evening long. It's not as sensitive today, so I can't wait to finish up Teddy #3. Actually, this should be Teddy #4, but #3 only has 3/4 of a head because I ran out of the ball of brown I was using. I've been debating for days whether I should go buy another matching skein of it, since the whole point of these bears is to whittle down these balls that have been sitting here for years, not to buy more!

Posted by: Sarah at 08:23 AM | Comments (7) | Add Comment
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1 indeed -- biblical womanhood is so often confronted with such dilemmas .... assuming you haven't already been "raptured out" by the time I send this, ask Jesus .... he knows all about knitting

Posted by: Xavier at July 22, 2006 02:56 PM (UvD9y)

2 WHAT?

Posted by: Sarah at July 22, 2006 04:24 PM (YL5y0)

3 Actually, making the bears to send to children in Africa is the point! Using up extra yarn is a bonus for you! Go buy another brown skein and make some little child very happy. Love, Mama btw, hope your hand is feeling better.

Posted by: Nancy at July 22, 2006 09:25 PM (SHVUj)

4 Well you could buy another ball of yarn or depending where you left off you could change the color and make it look like a hat, I was trying to figure out a way to do that as well. As for the burn, I sure hope you are using silvadine or vitamin E liquid and anything that gets in the way of knitting SUCKS!!! Miss ya Kelly

Posted by: Kelly at July 24, 2006 08:26 PM (BtHGV)

5 P.S. Can I have that recipe? Sounds yummy!

Posted by: Kelly at July 24, 2006 08:28 PM (BtHGV)

6 Totally understand. Been doin it for years. Just finished welding on a part and I move or manipulate the metal with my bear hand. Or...glowing hot metal with just leather gloves. Silly, I know, but it happens even to those who deal with heat professionally. Kalroy

Posted by: Kalroy at July 24, 2006 09:37 PM (9RG5y)

7 Yeah Sarah, tell Jesus I said "what's up" while you're consulting him about knitting (who is Xavier, anyway?). Anyway, sorry about your burn. I hope you get better soon... Miss you.

Posted by: Erin at July 25, 2006 07:18 AM (5PAU6)

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