Thursday, January 10, 2008

the mother of invention

First, there was this:

When I went to the ER two days before Christmas and they diagnosed my broken fibula, they put my leg in a splint. That's a cast that's temporary, for those who are as clueless as I was. A splint leaves the tootsies exposed to the elements, just like a cast does. I didn't like that so much. When I returned home from the ER in the wee hours of Christmas Eve, I started this cast sock, based on a Lion Brand pattern. I was invited to Natalie's for dinner, and while there I finished the sock and put it on. We're talking toasty. After that, I wore it one other time, and that was to the orthopedist's, where they removed the splint and put me in the walking boot. I much prefer the boot, but I lamented the loss of my cozy sock, which was rendered useless. I thought maybe I'd someday have occasion to pass it on to some other poor soul with a broken bone.

Then, yesterday, I got cramps.

My mind started working in that super selfish way that a woman's mind can only work when she's on her period. It was ALL about me and my cramps. I passed by the sock and suddenly it morphed into this:

All I have to do now is fill 'er up with hot water.


Ingrid said...

So clever - I'm impressed.

Anonymous said...

But won't the water leak all over? Better to put it into a hot water bottle first, no? ;)

A dear friend's aunt is visiting from Ivory Coast and has been freezing her butt off since she got here. Every night she goes to bed with a hot water bottle. This would be perfect for her!

woolanthropy said...

The blue is a nice touch. What a crafty, sly one you are. Sooo smart & crafty.

Lola and Ava said...

That may just be the prettiest hot water bottle cover ever. Honestly, that blue just makes it. I guess something good might have come out of the broken leg.

Christie said...


jessie said...

I am so far behind on my blog reading I didn't even realize you'd broken anything! My condolences and best wishes for a speedy recovery. Nice knitting, too. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes, a selfish idea indeed, very clever too.


sappmama said...

Thanks, you guys. I'm enjoying the warm, fuzzy heat.

Frank, smartypants, the bottle's inside. ;)