Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Yesterday I fell... twice. It was pretty public and embarrassing. It probably also hurt, but at the time I didn't notice any pain because I was too busy wishing the earth would swallow me whole. It didn't and I had to stand up and go on with my life.

This morning though, the pain kicked in with a vengeance. I was woken up much too early by a throbbing leg. I consulted with my dad who is a life-time runner and coached track and cross country for many years (and therefore has experience every kind of leg injury known to man.) I described the falls (dear god why did there have to be two!) and he's pretty certain that it's a "high ankle sprain." He tells me these are slower to heal that your run-of-the-mill ankle sprain. Joy.

Frustratingly, as with most minor muscle, ligament, tendon injuries the "treatment" is rest, ice, compression, and elevation (I think I was born knowing about RICE treatments... so common were they in our house growing up.) I don't have an ace bandage (dad would be appalled) and I definitely don't feel like limping out to get one, so today has been all about RIE.

The only upside has been the knitting. The LYS I work at has been featuring Calliope's Odyssey as the September knit-a-long and I've been loving it!  After today I'm through 4 of the 9 repeats of chart B. After chart B comes the fun colorwork section.


Of course unblocked and scrunched up on my needles it's not looking like much, but I assure you it will be amazing once finished. The yarn I'm using is a 50% merino 50% tencel blend called Agleam by Sincere Sheep  and I'm loving how crisp and shiny my stitches look.

No laughing if you see me hobbling around in the next few days.


  1. Oh so sorry to hear abuot your fall! I fell down some stairs a few months ago and my ankle still isnt right :(

  2. OUCH! sorry to hear you are injured, I hope you have some good tv to watch while resting and knitting!

  3. There's always the knitting to console you! I hope you feel better.