Thanks, Artchic. She is completely healed now, no worse for the wear, but it's another embarrassing story I get to tell about her!
The only difference between an experienced knitter and new knitter is that the experienced knitter makes bigger mistakes faster. Be bold; there are no terrible consequences in knitting.
OTN: Bad Math scarf, Blocks in Blocks Afgan, pet snuggles for charity, and as always, dish cloths.