Thursday, February 16, 2006

Clappy Clapotis Sustains Injury During Olympic Practice Session

Clappy Clapotis, a competitor in the Knitting Olympics, sustained injury during a Tuesday morning practice session when she took a tumble from her coach's desk. Clappy fell almost 3 feet, lost a needle and stitch marker, and dropped several stitches as a result of her fall.

Things were touch and go for Clappy throughout most of yesterday, and she underwent several hours of extensive tink therapy. Clappy's coach questioned whether or not Clappy should go on in these Olympic Games or whether she should retire to the Frog Pond. The situation was that dire. Just when therapists thought Clappy was recovering, a stitch would be lost or marker determined to be out of place.

Finally, at about 7 PM last night, Clappy showed signs of improvement. She went on to compete in the qualifying rounds of her event and completed two pattern repeats. Clappy is expected to make a full recovery.


Blogger Beverly said...

Glad to know there wasn't any major "trauma" and that Clappy will forge on in true Olympic spirit. (I'm rooting for you and all the other Olympians.)

8:53 AM  
Anonymous Judy said...

Best wishes for Clappy to make a full recovery. If Floozy Flowerbasket were to have a similar accident, her prognosis would probably not be nearly as good. Of course, that's mostly the coach's fault...Floozy hired a cut-rate coaching staff.

9:21 AM  
Blogger amylovie said...

Clappy is one tough competitor. I knew she wouldn't let the team down.


10:27 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Three cheers for Clappy! May her home stretch be unhindered.

11:50 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Ouch! I'm glad Clappy's making a comeback!

1:42 PM  
Blogger Vera said...

Wow, that sounds like it could have been fatal.

G1ad Clappy survived.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Sherry W said...

I swear it was just a black day for us olympic lace knitters! My Floozy didn't look so well last night (I can't count to ten to follow the repeat), but is all fine now.

1:49 AM  

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