I love to carry my sock knitting in this little bag (made by my niece). It has a long strap and I can just sling it over my shoulder… very handy! Today I was heading for an appointment (and running late, of course) so I grabbed my purse and knitting bag, slung them over my shoulder and dashed out the door.
Being distracted at my age can cause all kinds of things to happen! I noticed that my cell phone was completely dead, so I hopped in the car, closed the door, and plugged my cell phone into the charger. Then I happened to think, “Where is my knitting bag?” I thought perhaps I had left it in the house because it was not on the car seat with my purse. Can you tell I do things on “auto-pilot” sometimes and they don’t even make a mental impression? I opened the door to go get it and discovered I had the bag on the other shoulder, and because it hangs down so far, I had closed the car door on my bag.
Yes, we have a casualty. Knitting needles can not win the battle against a car door. This is not the first time I have done this, and it is a most disturbing (and expensive) mistake. Thankfully I have an extra set of needles this size.
The good news… I am almost done with sock pair #4 for this year. Just a little TV time tonight (Hello, Dancing With the Stars) and I will have these finished.
And the pair for next month…. already cast on. I am going to once again try the 2-socks-at-a-time method and see if I have better luck now that I am more proficient at sock knitting… we shall see.
Perhaps I need to tie a knot in the strap of my bag to shorten it a little? Maybe that will keep it from doing battle with the car door, again.