Sidelined...

Well, guess I was off to far too good a start on the whole knitting-for-Christmas-thing.

For lunch today I decided to make a little fried rice.  As I worked on the onions in the wok, I had Wee One break a couple of eggs and hand them to me in a bowl with a fork to scramble them.  I placed them on the granite counter next to the gas cooktop...where I always put them; however, instead of using the large middle burner (it is a five-burner), I used one of the medium-sized ones to the left.

When it came time to add the eggs, I picked up the bowl with the scrambled eggs and reached for the fork.

Bad move.

While the bowl was fine to the touch, apparently the fork was close enough to the flame to make it white hot.

The right hand is pretty badly burned.  The right thumb has a huge deep blister. 

Across the palm and three of the four remaining fingers are also blistered and burned.

sigh.

Knitting is not possible at the moment.

However, for the first time in several years, I pulled out some cross-stitch. 

The jury is still out.

Comments

The Bobo Knitter said…
Oh dear! Please take care of that hand. Burn cream or aloe. I burn myself all the time, and know how bad it hurts!
kelly-ann (on Ravelry) said…
OUCH! Burns are so painful on the hands/fingers. I had second degree burns on my hand last summer and I was knitting within a week...of course, I did have some fancy cream from the ER and some vicodin to help with the recovery. Hope you are back to knitting bery soon, but so glad you can do some other crafts.
Lolly said…
Aw, man!Here's hoping it heals fast!
Maria said…
Ouch!!! The cross stitch is pretty fun though! I thought cross stitch was totally out of vogue, until I walked into a shop in Tulsa that was unbelievable!!! At least you have something to keep you from going crazy!
Feisty said…
Thank you, ladies!

The hand is actually better today.

Hopefully, it will heal soon enough and I'll be right back at it.

; )
LauraB said…
Oh dear!! Horrid area to get burned as you are reminded all day how much you use the darned hand...

I can recommend the silver sulfadiazine ointment...a tiny bit expensive but very quick healing...
Richmond said…
Oh no!! I hope you heal up soon!! Yowch!
adamboysmom said…
Yikes! I hope you get better soon! That sounds extremely painful!

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