Friday, May 29, 2009

How to ruin a perfectly good knitting day . . . .

in just three quick seconds.

It doesn't matter that the day is too cloudy and rainy to justify going out to do anything.  It doesn't matter that the house was cleaned from top to bottom on Wednesday so I'd be all set to give K.C. my attention after her surgery.  It doesn't even matter that I've got gorgeous Misti Alpaca yarn and the so-fun-it-should-be-illegal Monkey sock pattern going.


Oh no, in just three quick seconds you can shoot that all to hell by touching a pan that just came out of a 450° oven.


Okay, the burn doesn't show well in the picture, but trust me, it is there.  On my right thumb and pointer finger.  I can manage to knit a teeny bit, but it's painful and very slow going.  My advice?  Always remember to use oven-mitts when going anywhere near the oven!

22 comments:

Leslie Shelor said...

Oh nos! Total bummer! (My captcha for this comment was "pity-pe!)

Melissa said...

There is some over the counter stuff called something like Calmoseptine or something like that that is a thick pinkish cream that is wonderful!

Dee said...

Yep ... and make sure the pot holder isn't wet! Ask me how I know THAT????

Hope you heal up quickly.

Walden said...

Oh, that's annoying. Hope you heal nice and quickly.

bmom said...

Ouch, ouch, ouch. Just the thought. I hope it's doing better by now! How is KC?

Sonya said...

Ow! I hope it heals quickly. Karen must knit! I love your cakes! Cakes and martinis make for great birthdays.

nanaknits said...

Oh wow, that's way worse than the curse of multiple frogs. (it hasn't left my house yet, but I'm going to get that other pair of socks done this weekend by golly!) Hope you heal fast! The socks look nice so far.

knittinginpink said...

Oh no! That looks like it hurts! I hope it heals quickly!

Zonda said...

owie!! I just did that the other day!

Marissa said...

KC says you can still pet her with the other hand:)

JellyDonut said...

Dang! I hope you aren't in too much pain.

Qutecowgirl said...

Owieeeeeee!!!!! Oh I feel your pain. I did that too last year. I put a tray of cookies on the stove top and it was on right so I grabbed it with my hand to move it without putting the oven mitt back on!!! plus stupid me didn't want to drop the pan and lose the cookies so I held on longer then normal. Feel better. I find holding a pint of ice cream in said hand helps =)

Jennifer said...

Ouch! I hear you. I always feel the same way when I burn my hands. I just want to know "How long until I can knit again?"

I hope you feel better soon.

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cpurl17 said...

I hope you're healing quickly. Burns are no fun--especially when you can't knit!

Evy said...

I hope this gets feeling better soon - I know how much these burns hurt!

I also wanted to let you know I have nominated you for an award on my blog. Hope you enjoy!

amandacathleen said...

oh no!!! I'm totally paranoid about hurting my hands. I do hope yours is feeling better and that K.C. is going well :)

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a bummer!! I hope you heal up soon. I'm the queen of burns in my house.

Trina said...

Oh no that's awful, I hope it gets better soon! I know what you mean though, I played the guitar at church and ended up with blisters on my first and second fingers, and that definately put a dent in my knitting plans for the weekend :(

JessaLu said...

yikes!!! Heal quickly!

I slammed my hand in the screen door today and sobbed for a full five minutes while panicking that I wouldn't be able to spin ever again - while R laughed at me when he realized why I was crying so hard. (I'm fine...just a little on the dramatic side. *sigh*)

Kathy said...

I remember actually putting salted butter on our burns as kids. OUCH! Here's hoping you heel fast! The jumpstart that it always gives my heart when I do it, is amazing!

Lynn said...

YEOUCH!!!! I'm hoping that since it's been almost a week you are back to knitting. I've done that before and OH DOES IT HURT!!! And then you really wonder what happened to your common sense that made you not think to pull out an oven mitt......

Ragan said...

OUCH! I did this the other day.
Hahah...
It hurts so bad, and keeeeps burning.
ACK!

Have you ever tried toothpaste? Yup. Toothpaste on a burn.
Hahahaha.

Hope it is much much much better now.

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