Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Noni Bag Knitted, for all the wrong reasons


Ta-da! There's the pre-felted Rather Huge Noni Bag...and it is indeed rather huge. That's my new book sitting on top of it for scale, and it's not a mass market paperback, it's a TRADE paperback.
In the midst of the madness of marching band season, I found time to finish knitting my Noni but it was not a good thing. Here's the story:
Monday night I attended my first Devils hockey game of the season at the brand new Prudential Center, a.k.a. "The Rock". It's a spectacular new arena built especially for the Devils in Newark, NJ. I had a grand time exploring the vast new spaces and buying myself a cool pin that says, "She-Devil". The evening went down hill from there as the Pittsburgh Penguins humiliated my beloved team 5-0.
As my husband and I departed from The Rock, I was gawking at the giant mobile police communications van parked in front instead of watching where I was walking. Oddly enough, there was a curb there and I fell right off of it, twisting my left foot in ways a foot was never meant to be twisted. Ouch! Since then I've been ensconced on the couch, foot propped on the coffee table draped in an ice bag, and, of course, I've knitted, hence the finished Noni Bag.
The timing is pretty awful since this weekend the marching band is performing at a football game on Saturday and championships (!) on Sunday. So I'm babying my foot, driving my family crazy by ordering them to carry things for me since I have to use a cane to get around, and crossing my fingers that I'll be able to put weight on my foot come Saturday.
Sometimes I do the dumbest things! Anyone else want to share a "how-could-I-be-this-stupid?!" story?

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12 Comments:

Anonymous Camry60 said...

What a pretty bag, but do tell us the name of your new book and when it will be available for us to buy?

Hope you are up and walking on Saturday????? Good luck!

8:17 AM  
Blogger ~Tonia~ said...

Oh no. I hope that you are healed enough for Saturday.

The bag is quite pretty.

I have a story for you....
Kevin and I were at his sister's. We were in the final stages of getting our wedding together and were showing her what invites we picked. Well I went out to put the stuff in the car so that I wouldn't forget it. Their home has a front porch that you have to go up 3 steps to get to the house. Well I was going down them and twisted my ankle and the next thing that I remember I am on the ground. I am screaming for Kevin. I must have knocked mydelf out when I fell, but the only thing that was wrong was my foot, no other scrapes or bumbs. He finally heard me and came to get me. They carried me in the house an I want down hill from there. I thought that I was going to puke, but ended up in shock to where all I could do was make these pathetic noises and that was all I could hear even though they were talking to me. Finally I came around and when I saw my foot it look like some one had put a golf ball under the skin on the side of my foot. After going to the Dr. I find out that it was so badly sprained and so many ligaments torn that I would have been better off breaking it. So I was on crutches for over a month. Our wedding day came and I still wasn't cleared to wear heals, so I just wore them for the ceramony then changed into flats. I still have pain in that foot to this day, especially when it is cold and damp out and it has been over 6 years since it happened.

9:43 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

Ouch! I do hope you heal up for Saturday. But at least knitting got done! The bag looks great.

12:11 PM  
Blogger Kenyetta said...

I love the bag! Can't wait to see it felted.

4:18 PM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Thanks, Camry! And thanks for asking about the book! That's a proof I copy I used for the photo because it's not quite available yet. I promise to post on the blog with full info as soon as you can buy it!

OMG, Tonia, your accident was much worse than mine--and right before your wedding! How awful! I truly believe that when we're stressed (and I remember being very stressed by my wedding), we're more likely to hurt ourselves.

Thanks to all for your kind words about the Noni Bag! As soon as I can stand again, I'll be felting it and sharing pix of that too.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Nancy! Get well soon! The bag is fantastic!

I've hurt myself doing routine things so many times that I can't even begin to report them here. It's such an annoyance to be laid up with an injury like that! I hope it heals quickly for you and you're all clear for Saturday!

11:57 AM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Well, I can get around a bit better today (Friday) as long as I wrap the foot in an Ace bandage and encase it in a running shoe. Steps are still a problem and I can't really carry much. However, it's slowly getting better.

Thanks for everyone's good wishes. I'm convinced they speed the healing process!

2:29 PM  
Blogger Cindi Myers said...

Ouch! Nancy, must sympathy on your ankle. And on the Devils' loss. That hurts, too.
The bag is gorgeous. Can't wait to see it felted up.

3:15 PM  
Blogger Fran Baker said...

Love the bag, Nancy. And do give us info on the book when it's timely. ITM, take care of your foot.

I'm back to using my right hand a little bit every day. Wearing a special "glove" - more like a fingerless mitt, actually - seems to help. No knitting for a while yet and less keyboarding than usual too. But I just had to post something after so much time off.

8:56 AM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Fran, it's so good to hear from you! Hope you're back to the needles sooner rather than later. How frustrating not to be able to do something which is so stress-busting! My shoulder is bothering me a bit these days due to the use of a cane to navigate those bothersome stairs. I keep thinking I probably shouldn't knit on top of that but I can't stop myself.

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Patty said...

Stupid accident story: My neighbor sells strawberries. I stopped my car at the end of my driveway (I have a long driveway) to walk over to their house with my son, who was dying for strawberries. As I walked onto the street, carefully looking for cars (busy road), I dropped like a rock, one big heap in the busy road. I quickly got up while rolling to the side of the road. My son was very concerned (10 years old) and I didn't want to scare him, so I limped over to get the stawberries. Got that done, drove the car back to the house with the usual pain in my ankle and arm. Then, got in the house and my son brought me ice for my ankle. I sat with that until my husband came home, at which time, I could no longer move my arm!! turns out, I broke my arm - the ankle was fine!

8:10 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

I did pretty much the same thing Halloween night. The sidewalk was uneven and I must have stepped off one section just right, because I ended up twisting my right ankle, going down on my right hand and left knee, tearing them both up in the process, and then rolling onto my left elbow, skinning that as well. When I finally stopped falling and looked up, I was surrounded by concerned parents and grandparents all helping me up and hoping I was okay and exclaiming how the city really needs to get out here and fix that darned sidewalk. Well, you can imagine their reactions when I was back up on my feet and everyone realized that I am 8 months pregnant. Needless to say, I spent the next morning in Labor and Delivery getting checked out. Not to worry, though, the baby is fine thanks to the fact that I hit just about every body part on my way down BESIDES my belly.

2:49 PM  

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