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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Perils of Hand-Knits

Yesterday morning as I was rushing to get ready for work, I noticed the dogs' water bowl was empty. I went to fill it, and turned from the sink to put the bowl back on the floor when it happened.

I'd been wearing a handknit lace shawl. It was a chilly morning, and sometimes the office HVAC can get a little persnickety, and I wanted the extra layer over my shoulders before I headed out the door.

Unbeknownst to me, one of the large eyelets in the shawl had gotten caught on the knob of the cabinet beneath the sink as I'd filled the water bowl, and as I turned to step away from the sink I got tangled in my shawl which was stuck to the cabinet and I went down like a roped calf.

My mother, of course, hears something in the kitchen fall, and comes to investigate to see me lying on the kitchen floor, tangled up in a shawl, tied to the cupboard, and water everywhere. Fortunately, I went down pretty softly, so I'm okay, but it serves as a word of warning:

Caution: wearing handknit shawls can lead to embarrassing situations, bumped heads, and bruised egos. Use care while wearing.


  1. Oh dear! Glad you're okay. Shawls do have a mind of their own, don't they ;)

  2. Oh no! Well I hope you can laugh about it now, but I'll bet that was scary going down. Glad you're okay!

    This would probably be my thoughts going down: "WTF IS HAPPENING OH NO THE SHAWL OH SH*T IS IT OKAY IT'S ALRIGHT I CAN FIX IT IF IT DOES MAYBE HOPEFULLY OMG am I okay yeah I am ah crap now I have to change AH CRAP THERE'S A WITNESS", because priorities. :D

  3. oh no!! I'm glad you are okay... and that sounds like it was pretty funny after the fact. Poor you! water everywhere, a pulled shawl, potential injury.... hand knits- beautiful but dangerous! ;)

  4. Oh no, that is very unfortunate indeed! Happy to hear you are ok though, at least our knitting brings us lots of adventures ;)