Broken Toe

Big clutz that I am, I stubbed my toe on the door frame Saturday night, and of course, I broke it. It’s really amazing that I’ve never broken a toe before now, with the amount of toe-stubbing that goes on with me. Here’s a (blurry) pic of the purple and blue mess:

I have it “buddy taped” and I wear a lovely post-op shoe that is awkward as heck to walk in. It still hurts like the dickens too. Oh well. C’est la vie!

I blocked my Master Knitter Swatch #3. I think it looks acceptable (I hope!!):

And, after about three attempts, I think I have an acceptable Swatch #1:

I didn’t realize I had such trouble getting ribbing to look even. The ribbing on my socks looks great – maybe the fact that they’re knit on 0’s and 1’s has something to do with that?! (And possibly the fact that they’re knit in the round). When I actually pay close attention to my knitting it seems harder to get a consistent tension!! I’m still worried that the ribbing is too loose. And I hate how my selvage stitches look. I may try to knit this one again when all is said and done. I want to move on to another one though, since I’m fed up with this one! Two down, 14 to go!!

I’m still plugging away at dad’s socks – I’m just past the calf of the second sock. Two weeks to go – I really need to get busy!! Plus I have several things I want to knit for my Etsy shop. I need more hours in the day!! (or at least some more hours free of the kids!! – The pitfalls of being a SAHM – no time away from the kids!!)

Oh well, back to the kids now. It’s really funny (not!) trying to chase around two boys with a broken toe!



About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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One Response to Broken Toe

  1. Jen says:

    Oh, sorry about the toe. It looks like it hurts! I like your swatches. I would give you a good grade! 🙂

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