Posting on the Fly

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:

Teapot

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:

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!

10 thoughts on “Posting on the Fly

  1. I’ve only had one root canal and there is only one word to describe my experience – BORING. Everything was numb so nothing hurt, but it was several hours in the chair.

    That was many years ago. Dentists are more into entertaining their patients now, so hopefully yours will provide some distraction.

    I’ll never forget the guy – Dr. Wu. His office art was large blow up pictures of stained bacterial slides and he had them labeled “abcess art”.

  2. I’m having the same problem you are with knitting too loosely on size 0 needles. I’d like to get a gauge of 8 or 9 stitches per inch as suggested for many sock patterns but I can only manage 7 per inch. The cosy looks nice, though. Perhaps a bigger teapot is the answer! I’ve started to surf the net for 00 and 000 needles.

    And I do love that sweater too, and it would be great for Silky Wool. I think that the Brenda character on “The Closer” sometimes wears interesting sweaters, and I’ve kept some in a “to be knit someday” file. That sure beats the manila folders of dusty clippings of past years.

    Too bad about the root canal. DH had several, and the last few weren’t that bad. For me it is gum problems, but my surgery went much better than I expected last year.

  3. I’m having the same problem with a crowned tooth. hope they get it figured out for you. I love that sweater adn it does look like a Lavold. What are you studying?

  4. Looking forward to a root canal? Girl, are you nuts? Next you’re gonna tell me you eagerly visit the gyn too 🙂

    I just saw a very similar sweater to the one you like…it was lavender and I’m thinking it was either in the spring IK or available at Knitting Daily.

  5. So…..perhaps a larger teapot? I still think it has a very strong “cute” factor going on.

    Good luck with the root canal. My daughter had one when she was very young…no decay, her tooth was formed wrong somehow. Anyway, she had a very good experience, totally pain free. She also was written up in some journal, as it was a very odd occurrence….so she had her 2 and a half seconds of fame.

  6. Maybe if you have enough yarn to finish you could felt it slightly.

    I’ve had more root canals than I want to admit to. I’ve flossed since fifth grade. Just have rotten teeth genes.

    Li

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