Monday, March 07, 2005

Let's just say... it hurt a little...

As mentioned in my last post, I will one day break 100 when I bowl... Saturday, however, was just not that day. Though a ton of fun was had, it was just not meant to be... About twelve of us got together that night; there is just nothing like getting a bunch of people together to bowl because you all know that it's not about the score, it's about hanging out... and possibly a little bit about the blacklights...

There was one particular game that we all played and I almost got 100. You see, I was well on my way. I bowled a strike and a spare in the first couple of rounds and by round four or five I had already scored 60 or so points. It was a definite possibility. D did not fail to notice this and would tell me every round that I only needed so and so points each round to score 100. Granted, that kind of pressure can make a person crack but I don't think it was this that led to my demise... I think it was the fact that just as I was about to bowl on the sixth or so round, the ball slipped out of my hand and fell on my foot... Yep, that's sure to throw off your game... I've been assured that it was a hysterical thing to see, and that, for me, makes it slightly less painful because why else am I here if not to make people laugh? I hopped around a bit, waited for the pain to subside and finished out the game with a high score of 93. See, even with a bowling ball falling on my foot I still played the best game to date. That, my friends, is determination...

I have a very nice bruise developing on the joint of my big toe, but surprisingly enough, it really doesn't hurt that bad...Then again, I think I was only using an 8 pound ball. Were I able to lift and consequently use a heavier ball this story might be less humorous.

As for knitting, I been working on my mom's Dale of Norway sweater that I haven't picked up for a good month. I feel it's been neglected due to Clapotis obsession. Fortunately for my mom's sweater, the last ball of Clapotis has still not arrived so I will continue to work on that for awhile... Ok, so that's a bit of a lie, I had startisis and was itching to work on something that wasn't knit on size 3 needles and didn't take 15 minutes to knit all 260 stitches of one round. So I turned to my stash and found some yarn that I have had in there for going on three or four years. It's an old Rowan yarn that was discontinued even when I bought it. It's called Rowan 4ply Botany. I realize I'm playing with fire here because if I run out of yarn, I'm pretty much screwed, but I think I did the math right, we should be good. I am attempting to make yet another Retro Prep (because my failed attempt is laughing at me and I have to show it up). I think we won't have any problems with this one....

.... famous last words right?

6 comments:

Lauren said...

Those Dale patterns are so lovely, but wow, they do take forever... my cardigan is 226 stitches around, and it just takes FOREVER for one row... it is all about the process when doing Dale!

Sorry about your mishap and your bruise!

Take care, E!

--Lolly
LollyKnitting Around

erica said...

Erin, sorry about your foot. You must get some Arnica Montana, it's a homeopathic remedy to help your bruise heal faster. It works and I swear by it. The bruise will look really nasty for a day but then it will go away much quicker.

I'm sure the Dale sweater will be absolutely lovely even if it takes forever to knit it. I have a project on 8's just to keep my hands from cramping with all of the projects on little needles.

I'm so jealous of your bowling score, you're sure to break 100 soon. :)

erica :)

General Ginger said...

Ouch! At least you didn't injure your fingers which might keep you from knitting. That would have been what my clutsey self would have done.

kmckiernan said...

Owowowowow! I feel for ya! Hope your foot feels better soon. I know you'll break 100 soon, you must tell us all about it when you do so we can celebrate!

Elisa said...

Ouch! Ouch! Ow!

I'm glad your toe is okay, but ouch!

There does seem to be an inordinate amount of cool knitbloggers in MD, doesn't there? Lucky for me, there's lots of 'em in Boston, too. ;)

Are you going to Rhinebeck this year?

um said...

aww, sorry about the ball on toe thing. but hey - 93 isn't bad! if your goal was 100, you were so close - and with a handicap, even! good for you :) at least it didn't fall on your knitting hands!

good luck with the rowan yarn - you risk taker! knitting with a discontinued yarn :) there are so many knitters out there, i'm sure if you ran out you'd have someone who might have some in their stash. here's some on eBay http://search.ebay.com/rowan-botany_W0QQfkrZ1QQfnuZ1 and here's a place that lists substitutes:
http://www.v-comm.net/seattleknitter/rowandata.html
but i'm sure you did the math right and you'll be fine!

have fun with d! :)