Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Knitting Under Any Circumstance

January was not a good month. On January 5th, I was in an auto accident. Luckily, no one was injured. Luckily, the accident happened in the parking lot at work and the weather was mild. Also, the accident was clearly not my fault. I am grateful for all of that. Really.

Still, it WAS an auto accident. My car is still not fixed, some five weeks later.....

How does this relate to knitting you ask? Well....
After the immediate flurry of accident-related duties involving insurance and phone calls and the other guy driving away, I was left waiting for the tow truck to collect the remains of my car. While I was waiting, I sat an knit on these fingerless gloves. I'm sure I was a sight to see, sitting in a crashed car, knitting away. Frankly, the knitting kept me sane. It also kept me from visibly freaking out while my body figured out just how stiff, sore and grumbly I was going to be the next day.

My car is old, but not quite worth totalling. I'm on my second rental contract. Ouch. At least my hands are warm.
The pattern used is Jacoby, which I have knit before and will knit again. Easy and looks good in sock yarn.

1 comment:

bunnits said...

Oh, dear. Very glad to hear no one was hurt. Still it is a very traumatizing event. I went through a similar situation about 18 months ago when an old geezer T-boned my van on an access road between two shopping centers. Hit us so hard the van almost went over on its side. Then he just drove away. He did eventually come back, but thought I'd run into him. Fortunately, for me, even his insurance company said there was no way I could have been at fault. I had no knitting with me which is unusual; otherwise, it is likely that I'd have done the same thing as you. I am very much a public knitter. Among its many uses is therapy.

I like the fingerless gloves.