Monday, September 13, 2010

How to Knit a Ton When You're Supposed To Be Prepping For a 2 Day Craft Show...


... Ok, there's a recipe for THIS too! And here it is:

Recipe for Knitting When You Have No Time To Knit
  1. Take one 12 year old boy (ok, my son, Kyle)
  2. Add one Rip-Stick scooter, the kind with movable type feet, where you have to really have your balance under control
  3. Add the fact that Kyle doesn't know how to use the Rip Stick
  4. Mix in Max, Kyle's friend who was teaching Kyle how to use the Rip Stick
  5. Take a second scooter, one with a very sharp edge, that Max was riding, right behind Kyle...
  6. Throw in a good backwards fall
  7. Mix it all together.....
  8. And, you will end up with a trip to 2 ERs (the first one thought there could be some torn tendon action, and sent us to Children's Hospital)
So, yep, 4 hours of knitting. But at least there was no torn tendon, and only one layer of skin had to be stitched up. The 2 doctors remarked how calm Kyle and I were... I reported we'd been through this before. Yes, a couple of years ago, Kyle tore open the front of his shin, about 6" long. (sorry if I'm grossing you out) There were 2 layers of stitches to fix that bad boy. The doctor gave me a big lecture on how to prevent scars. Kyle and I just rolled our eyes... Scars and 12 year old boys? Heck, they go together!!! Kyle's decided he's going to be Frankenstein for Halloween. Sounds about right. He's got a great head start!

3 comments:

TUTU Monkey said...

Holy cow!!!

So sorry ...what a bummer!

See you at Art Walk this weekend!!

Karin said...

Oh boy......I have a 50 year old with a fractured tibia and ribs over in these parts.....Glad to here he's ok!

Valerie said...

Oh yeah, some boys just never grow up, do they Karin?! Dana, be glad you have a delicate daughter, princess hands and all :o) (love that!). Well, I'm getting less squeemish as the years go on...
-x, Val