Just a quick post as I fly in and out. I’ve been off for three days this week, but almost every spare minute has been spent studying. The good news is that I finished the reading for my seminar this weekend and I’m caught up on my other class until next week. I’m also over halfway through that class, so it’s all downhill from here. Still another book to read for another seminar the end of March.
I did manage to eke out a few knitting hours in the evenings. I finished the body of the teapot cosy:
I still have to embroider the slanted lines on the N’s and M’s. I have mixed feelings about this project. As I mentioned, I could not get a gauge of 7 stitches per inch on size 0 needles! I must be super loose when doing color patterning. There was no question of going down another needle size. It’s certainly acceptable, but larger than it’s supposed to be, which, I think, lessens the "cuteness" factor. And, I am running out of yarn. I’m thinking about emailing Two Swans to see if I can exchange the other two skeins I got for another cosy. I don’t think I’m going to attempt another one any time soon. This was my first time doing corrugated ribbing. I like the effect, but it sure is rough on the hands.
As I was watching Law and Order the other night, I saw this darling sweater:
Doesn’t that look like it could be a Lavold design? That’s the best shot I could get of it, but it’s going in my file for someday.
I had to make a visit to a "real" dentist today. One of the advantages of working for a pediatric dentist is that he takes care of all of my dental needs. However, once in a while a problem comes up that is out of the scope of his practice. I had a porcelain crown on a tooth about a year ago and at the time it didn’t appear to need a root canal. However for the past two weeks the tooth has been hypersensitive to cold. When I about crawled up the wall eating ice cream last night I figured it was time. The dentist took an x-ray which he said was inconclusive, but he emailed it to the endodontist (don’t you just love digital x-rays?). About an hour later he called back to say yes, the tooth needs a root canal. Oddly enough, I find this good news because it means something can be done. So, next week I’m off for my first root canal. And I’m looking forward to it!