About three and a half years ago, Pirate-Husband cracked up his motorcycle and a couple of ribs. While we were in the doctor’s office waiting for the x-rays to come back, I was working on knitting a sock (that ended up not fitting, but whatever) and he asked me if I would knit a pair of socks for him. I found it hard to say “no” to a man in a hospital gown, and eventually ended up making him a simple pair of brown socks, which he loves. In real life one isn’t shorter than the other, I promise. It’s just that one sort of slouched down when I took the picture.

Two weeks ago Pirate-Husband was in a car accident. Does this mean I need to make him another pair of socks now?

Here’s a picture of the results of a Miata kissing a Mercedes. Pirate-Husband is fortunately mostly undamaged. We spent a very un-fun afternoon in the ER of our local hospital, and this week he was seen by an orthopedist. The news is good: he’s only got a bruise on his knee that goes down to the bone, but nothing that won’t heal in a few months. Nothing was broken, there was no blood inside or out, and although we don’t know much due to the hospital’s privacy policies, we are thankful that the driver of the Mercedes was also not seriously hurt.

Our Miata’s been totaled, of course, and I’m pretty sure the Mercedes was as well. People keep asking if Pirate-Husband’s next car will be larger. He laughs and answers that his small car sacrificed itself to save his life, so why would he get anything but another Miata?

I do already have the yarn that will become his next pair of socks – this Opal Rainforest yarn in the Tiger colourway that I searched for years to find, and finally bought from a Raveler on the other side of the planet. Pirate-Husband likes tigers and I thought it would be neat to knit him a tiger-striped pair of socks. I’m not starting them just yet since I’m enjoying knitting for myself so much right now, but they’re definitely in the queue! I bought two balls so that we could have matching tiger-paw socks. I’m cute like that.

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3 Responses to “In Which the Pirate is Relieved.”
  1. Karen says:

    I’m glad your husband is fine. He’s really lucky. That is some scary stuff. Can you knit him a suit of armor?

    • Pirate says:

      Believe it or not, he’s actually got a real suit of armour already! I’m not sure how much fun it would be to cruise around in a convertible wearing full plate, though… :)

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