July 8, 2008

A FO, A Timed Project, and A Sore Knitting Appendage

First things first, the FO.  I made my first Baby Genius Burp Cloth.  Not until I posted this did I realize I was holding it upside down in the picture.  Whatever, you get the idea.  I loved doing it and it went amazingly fast.  It was a very fun knit and I already have colors picked out for my next one (which I will be starting tomorrow).
Next, a timed project.  I have never actually timed myself knitting before and I thought it would help keep my brain active with the math.  So, I cast on for a Baby Bib o' Love.  I know, Mason Dixon has been popular around here lately.  This is to match the burp cloth and I love it so far.  In one hour I knit a measly 23 rows.  Sadly, that's about 15 and 1/3 stitches per minute.  Knitting at such a slow rate meant each row took roughly 2.61 minutes.  I felt like I was going fast until I actually crunched the numbers.  
Last but not least, my sore appendage.  Below you will witness a gruesome photo but I thought all knitters would sympathize with me.  So the story... On Independence Day, I was bound and determined to get this huge pile of snakes lit.  So, me being the oldest of the "children" at the party, I grabbed the old-fashioned butane lighter and set out on my quest.  After about 7 minutes of sitting in the middle of the road burning my finger to a crisp, I ended up with a huge blister.  So, I did what any sane person would do, I popped the blister with my teeth only to see when we got in the light that I did more damage.  So, for the last few days it has been festering and growing and after my knitting marathon it looks like this:
Sorry that my post was so wordy, I usually don't like wordy posts so thank you for sticking with me.  

ETA:  Sorry about the poor photo quality, that's as good as PhotoBooth gets.


Kuka said...

oh no! a knitting related injury is never good!!!!
Thanks for stopping by my blog - I'm in Canberra, Australia.
It's the coldest part of winter her at the moment, although by most standards that's not too cold... around 10C (50F) during the day and 0C (32F) at night.
I think the strawberries must have come from the north or something t be so nice in the middle of winter =)

K. said...

After you wound heals, maybe you could work at becoming a speed knitter. Knitting so fast the needles are a blur!

My cupcakes were a Betty Crocker dark chocolate cake mix with home made vanilla Buttercream frosting. My personal favorite.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

Hope your injury heals soon!!