I plan and God laughs


Sock therapy

Yes, I did have plans to start sewing again despite a very weak sewing mojo at present. But…. I managed a spectacular fall in the forest whilst out walking (yes, WALKING – not even running) and I now have what turned out to be a sprained ankle with a little fracture on the knobby ankle bone. Painful and very life interrupting.

As a result I have been knitting socks again. The sharp eyed among you will recognise the green yarn from my Shrewsbury shopping trip which I bought so I could squeeze another pair of socks out of the hank of sock yarn in my Stitching Santa parcel. I also decided it would be a good opportunity to write the ‘size between’ instructions on my favourite sock pattern to get theΒ perfect fit.

I was thrilled to get the pair out of what was left of the yarn with only yards to spare – look at what’s left on the photograph! I can’t verify that the fit is exactly what I wanted yet since my left foot is in a surgical boot at the moment. Very fetching πŸ˜‰

Now that I am a bit more mobile, and it is my left foot after all so I could still use a sewing machine pedal, I will get back to work. I hope your plans are going better than mine out there.

Kim x

31 Comments on “I plan and God laughs”

  1. jay says:

    Oh bad luck! I hope it all mends soon.

  2. amcclure2014 says:

    I hope you get better soon. But I hope you don’t need those thick winter socks too quickly – I’m still hoping for (more?) summer!

  3. Fingers crossed it heals quickly! Also I love the mustard tones against the green on your socks – so cosy looking 😊

  4. tialys says:

    Ouch! Still at least your hands haven’t been idle and you’ll be ready with some lovely socks when the cold weather comes round again.

  5. Fadanista says:

    Oh no, I’m so sorry about your ankle. Anyway, it’s a good opportunity to get the socks done and they look great. Wonderful that you just have enough left for darning if necessary!

  6. mrsmole says:

    As we age these things happen and while we think we are being sensible and not doing anything stupid or daring…stuff happens. I always figure that fate thought it was about time for me to slow down whenever things happen to stop me in my tracks, like even having a nasty cold. It allows me to avoid clients and catch up on reading and put my feet up and have a rare nap under the influence of pain killers. Anyone who can knit such beautiful socks gets a gold star! Love the colors! After having 2 foot surgeries and wearing the same boot on my left foot too, I almost think I should have adding some bling to it the second time around. Maybe you have some sequins hiding that want to come out and play?

  7. So sorry to hear about your accident! Get well soon.

  8. sewbussted says:

    It can be the simplest things that get us in trouble. I fell down the stairs in my home a little over 10 years ago. I knew I was hurt, but in my typical fashion, I went on. Now we think that I reinjured it last summer with all that I was doing. So now, I am learning to slow down a bit, take nice hot soaking baths, get stress relieving massages, and overall, take good care of my body. I hope that once the brace is off that you too will be able to do some good for your body and soul therapies. After all, you and your body deserve it. Hope you are improving each day!

    • Thanks Rhonda. I’m certainly improving – although I did get a reminder today when I overstretched :0
      It’s very easy to carry on as if nothing is wrong – I should know better by now. At least I can sew, and I’m doing lots of knitting and reading too.

  9. Yikes…painful. Rest up and try not to push yourself too hard.

    • Thanks Chica. I’m hoping not to put on tons of weight while I can’t exercise – but I’m enjoying eating too much! (Including some of your recipes – can’t you do some slimming stuff please?!)

  10. Ouch! Hope you’re feeling better! And enjoying Chica’s delights and gentle knitting.

    • Kim says:

      I am – and in sunshine too! (I need to cut down on Chica’s delights though or I wont be able to move to run again πŸ˜‰ )

  11. fabrickated says:

    Oh poor Kim. Rotten luck. I have a friend who broke her jaw eating a cheese sandwich. The socks are beautifully made and I love the plain and patterned look. Hope you are back to running and sewing soon.

    • Kim says:

      Jeepers! What sort of a sandwich was that!?! I’m being careful at the moment but I’m starting to itch to do something -ANYTHING!!! I can’t wait to be active again 😦

  12. Roxane says:

    Ouch! Feet are so terrible when they don’t work properly! Hope you’re up and about soon! Nice socks, though!

  13. Jo says:

    Oh my goodness, I do hope your ankle’s much better by now. You wouldn’t think you could do such a thing whilst out walking, would you? Glad you managed to get another pair of socks out of the yarn, I’m on the lookout for some more as I also knit up some socks in a different colourway and they came out beautifully.

  14. Carolyn says:

    Sorry to hear about your ankle. A speedy recovery for you ! I love the socks. The striping at the top is an idea I may adopt.

    • Kim says:

      Thanks Carolyn. The contrast colour was a means of using up leftovers. I’m planning another few pairs of mixed colours as I seem to have gathered lots of leftover sock yarn.

  15. Late to the party here….hope your ankle is back up to speed now? And you’ve had a chance to wear those fancy, stripey socks.

  16. Thimberlina says:

    Sorry to hear about your ankle, but as it was so long ago I’m hoping you are back firing on all cylinders and no longer hobbling about. the socks look fab, I keep nearly starting the sock journey…..one day!

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