Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Trenna Tragedy

There I was, motoring along peacefully, enjoying the pleasant pattern and lovely colors, when suddenly, the gas gauge light flickered on. I tapped the gauge (can't hurt), but after about ten minutes of silly, superstitious behavior, I finally conceded that I was going to run out of yarn before I finished my Hanabi normality shawl.

I zoomed onto the Information Highway and carefully inspected Little Knits' Trenna offerings, but there was no burgundy mixture to be had. I emailed Sue, who regretfully informed me that burgundy was completely sold out.

Looking down at Hanabi, I started to panic and headed straight for...


The medical team sprang into action immediately, administering emergency life support.


They stabilized Hanabi and put her on oxygen.


But, they informed me, she wasn't going to make it unless she received a yarn transfusion fairly soon.

Fortunately, Sue had a solution: Send a sample to Dr. Schaefer, who would try synthesizing a compatible color in her research lab.

In the meantime, Hanabi remains in a coma, kept alive, thanks to the heart-lung machine we found in the garage.


And Dr. Roy rigged up an emergency generator in case of power failure. We are all hoping Dr Schaefer is successful and can create matching donor yarn before Lester here, gets tired.

33 comments:

Miss T said...

Go, Lester, go! Keep that lace alive!

mel said...

Oh poor Hanabi! You can do it Lester!!

Kitty Kitty said...

You can do it Lester!!! I know you can.

ROFL.... this post has made my day. I can not stop laughing.

I really hope they can match the colour.

Anonymous said...

Oh so sad. If I had a yarn kidney to match, I would send it to you in a heart beat to keep Trenna alive. I hope she gets a transplant before Lester gets tired.

Kay Meadors said...

The things they can do now in modern medicine. I think that may be my problem--I need a yarn transfusion (like I would ever run low)! I always share your humorous entries with my boys. They are so perfect when you need a laugh!!! How do you come up with them?

Dave said...

You totally slay me - LOL! I'm so glad you can enjoy what might otherwise be a dire situation. Good thing you had that extra heart-lung machine in your garage. You might want to stock up on extra hamster food, just in case it takes a while. Speaking of which, you also might want to put some cellophane or something between Lester and those delicate electronics, because if I know my hamsters, there's going to be an accident.

smittenknitten said...

We are pulling for Habani! Hopefully Lester was rested before he started is vital mission :).

Caren said...

What a great post! Gave me my first guffaw of the day. Good luck with the color matching, and I can't wait to see the finished project.

KSee said...

This is a hoot. Plus the comments! I can't beat them.

Opal said...

Ha! Like Dave said, you totally slay me. :)

fluffbuff said...

At least you got the hard part (the diagnosis) out of the way and the patient is stabilized. It also looks like you have the right connections and got on the transplant list right away. You go, girl.

Don't forget to give us regular updates.

BadCatDesigns said...

We are sending extra-special mind-meld energy treats for the hamster. I am sure Dr. S will be there with the infusion soon...

ashidome said...

Fingers crossed on a color match! Go, Lester, go!

GailR said...

That story would not have as much impact without the photos. Keep running Lester! (ROTFLMAO)

JoanK said...

You are too funny Fleegle, considering the much needed tragedy and transfusion. Hope the yarn bank/dyer comes through. Echoing everyone else, go Lester! Do you have sufficient fuel for him? Or should we send donations?

Jane said...

It's Alive! I had no idea that Lester was into marathon running. You have more medical equipment on hand than anyone I know. Running out of yarn is a knitters nightmare but it looks like a fresh infusion of yarn may be on the way. I will keep my fingers crossed :-)

Laritza said...

Oh you! Sure hope you find the donor soon! Keep us posted!

WendyKnits said...

How fortunate that you happen to have a heart-lung machine in the garage. :-)

Laura said...

All of us here at Schaefer will do our best not to leave Lester in the Lurch!

You have us LOL!!!!!!

Thanks for the humour infusion!

Laura and the rest of the Schaefer Yarn.

Carol said...

make sure Lester gets his protein shakes....

LittleBerry said...

LOL.... sending get well messages across the water as well as energy bars for Lester!!!!

Have you hard if there's a donor available soon?

Kris said...

Thinking good thoughts for Hanabi's recovery and successful color "type and cross".

Kris said...

Thinking good thoughts for Hanabi's recovery and successful color "type and cross".

miyamojo said...

Did Lester make it through Earth Hour?! Hope Harry doesn't find his way into the room... unless you two 'made up'. :)

The Chickengoddess said...

Don't forget that you can borrow the Horde to relieve Lester should the need arise.

Batty said...

I hope your health plan covers yarn emergencies! ER visits are always so pricey...

Do not despair. Modern medicine can do amazing things.

madonnaearth said...

That was awesome...As my nephews used to say: Kewl! Do it again!

If I were you, I would go on Ravelry and beg. That shawl's too pretty to die a premature death due to a yarn shortage. Where is Yarn Joseph when you need him.

DomesticShorthair said...

Tee hee! Keep Lester there fed with lots of kibble!

Kristina B said...

And, wishing Hanabi a very speedy recovery. If I knew where the hospital was, I'd send chocolates. :-)

You break me up, Fleegle. Completely. And I thought I was doing well taking my FO to Casa Loma for pics... :-)

Thanks for the chuckle.

Susan Pandorf said...

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!

Angeluna said...

This post had me laughing out loud. And I so needed it. Thanks!

Frogdancer said...

Found you via Anne's post about the kerfuffle that has been going on over there. Funny post. I hope that young Lester hasn't expired from exhaustion!

Wen said...

Hey! Lester looks like a cousin to the guy who runs around in my brain...

Sending good vibes that the yarn comes and matches so you can finish!