I think we can agree, any day that starts with a surprisingly vigorous shedding of blood, and ends with spending two hours at a coffee shop with friends weaving in ends on a hat (and still having ends left to weave in) is a notable day indeed.
As for the bloodshed, a few weeks ago I was talking to a friend who mentioned that she has trouble remembering to bring her cell phone with her. I avidly explained that I keep my cell phone on me at all times when I leave the house, even for a moment. “Because you can step outside to get firewood, and then what happens!”
And there you go. I stepped outside to get firewood, and then what happens.
In this case, a neighbor cat trotted out to help me in this endeavor, and accidentally let himself get boxed in by a neighbor dog. I pushed the dog away with one hand, and scooped up the cat with the other.
You can probably see where this is going.
The cat twisted around to grab something, and what he grabbed was my face. You know how, when a dog gets a claw to the nose, he yelps? I totally get that now.
So there I am, blood pouring down my face, needing to set down the cat, but with the dog right there. Cell phone to the rescue!
(After I phoned my neighbor for help, the dog lost interest and trotted off. And you know what that cat did? He started purring! “I win! I am the greatest!!!!” I couldn’t help but laugh. [Which only sprayed the blood farther.])
Anyway, it’s really just a scratch on the nose. It bled impressively, and then it stopped bleeding, and now you’d barely notice it.
As for the yarn ends, I wove in and clipped off 43 more ends on the Polar Bear Chullo, which brings us to a total of 108 ends, and many more to come.