My first knitting-related injury

So I was sitting at home working on my kilt hose. I stood up to go into the kitchen and got the yarn wrapped around my leg, which caused me to stumble. Which caused me to twist awkwardly on my ankle. Which caused me to go down on my knees, bringing my face into direct contact with the top of the swift that’s currently set up next to my sofa.



18 Responses to “My first knitting-related injury”

  1. Mark Says:

    A good scar needs a good story.

  2. janna Says:

    Doubly knitting related — both the initial fall and the wound caused by knitting. I think you can count this as two. And I can’t help myself from saying — you could have put out your eye!!!

  3. Cory Wright Says:

    That’ll teach you.

  4. amanda Says:

    Oh no! Is the swift okay?

  5. Administrator Says:

    Spoken like a true knitter, Amanda. :-)

  6. Lissa Says:


  7. Plum Texan Says:

    Kilt man fall down, go boom?

    (Sorry, couldn’t resist.)

    That *does* look painful. But think of it this way: chicks dig scars. So knitter chicks will *really* dig scars gained in the pursuit of knitting.

  8. enid Says:

    Plum Texan that was funny. *snort*

  9. Bee Says:

    Funniest thing to me about all of this… the category of “Hats” on the post. Does wearing a swift on your face count as a hat? ;~)

  10. Kath Says:

    Hmmmm…well, that’s a much better story than my friend who threw his back out sneezing when he was bent over picking up laundry.

  11. Plum Texan Says:

    Thanks, Enid. :)

    Bee: “wearing a swift on your face.” *gigglesnort*

  12. bezzie Says:

    Yeah but as knitting injuries go–that one’s pretty bitchin’!

  13. courtney Says:

    You could have poked your eye out!

  14. David Says:

    It’s all fun and games until somebody gets hurt!

  15. Pippypippy Says:

    Yowie! That’s amazing. I always imagine impaling myself- or, god forbid, someone else!- when I knit on the bus.
    It kinda reminds me of those teardrops the gangbangers get tattooed on their faces that supposedly mean they killed someone.

  16. thea Says:

    Glad this turned out to be a “story” rather than tragedy.

  17. Miss Scarlett Says:

    After checking on the swift I would have been making sure no one saw me – I seem to do that even when I’m alone.

    At least your injury doesn’t prevent you from further knitting! Unless the emotional trauma has scarred you…

  18. Duplicitousiren Says:

    that reminds me of the time that I left my dpn in some yarn and I tripped and ended up stepping on the yarn… needless to say dpn CAN go through the skin of your foot…… just in case anybody was wondering =/

    my mother is trying to use this as an excuse as to why i need to stop knitting…

    i promptly refused =)