I heart this doctor
Tuesday November 24th 2009, 11:34 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift,Life

I got an email the other day: the cardiologist had been wanting to keep tabs on me, post-op and all that, would I come in?

Well, okay, not that I needed to.

It was a tad chilly in his office, so I was just as glad this afternoon that that stole I was working on was long enough now to heap up in my lap and go all the way down to my foot as I worked on it.  I’d rinsed it the other night, still on the needles, to see how the pattern was coming out in real life: it was the first time I’d ever seen the stitches settled into shape in that new pattern, and I was really, really pleased.  That also gave me a much better idea of  what the length was by now.  (Nope–keep going.)

All the better to show the thing off as I work.

I knitted. It’s a given that there are other patients in a bigger hurry in that specialty than I, thank goodness, am in.  I imagined fewer cardiac episodes among calm patients making beautiful things out of soft cashmere and alpaca for their loved ones–how about we set up a knitting class in that waiting room. Yarn samples to fondle, let’s start with that.

And I knitted.

The doctor exclaimed over it as he came in and said, with a grin, “Did you start that after you got here?”

Hey, I didn’t wait THAT long!

I almost added, Go take care of someone else for another hour or so so I can finally get this finished, willya?

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I hate it when doctors are too prompt in getting to my room – I count on getting in some good knitting time!

Comment by Kathy in San Jose 11.24.09 @ 11:50 pm

I think you should apply for a grant from the American College of Cardiology for a waiting room study. The only problem would be that patients wouldn’t want to leave the waiting room and their knitting instructor to see the doc!

Comment by Barbara-Kay 11.25.09 @ 5:03 am

Knitting class in doctor’s office is a great idea. I am never impatient when I have my knitting with me. If only non-knitters could discover that secret.

Comment by Joansie 11.25.09 @ 6:00 am

My cardios office has a huge waiting room that has 3 sections to it. And decent lighting. Just sayin’.

Comment by Amanda 11.25.09 @ 6:46 am

I got a bit irritated that I was not able to finish the row I was on, when I got called in to the doctor’s room. However, all turned out well because I had a long enough wait in there to finish.

Comment by sherry in idaho 11.25.09 @ 7:41 am

I try to get to the office a little earlier so I am assured a good long wait and at least a few inches of knitting.

Comment by Jody M 11.25.09 @ 7:55 am

What a great doctor! (So, is it finished now?)

Comment by Channon 11.25.09 @ 9:00 am

More smiles!

Is it safe to assume you are done with the stole by now? Or have chores kept you busy away from it?

Comment by Suzanne in Mtl 11.25.09 @ 10:04 am

I see too many doctors these days, and some are fairly prompt, and others are, well, give enough time for some to knit a sleeping bag! I’m not a knitter, but that’s where I get my reading done.

Humor –

Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40) are ” XL.”
The sole purpose of a child’s middle name is so he can tell when he’s really in trouble.
There’s always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don’t hurt.
Did you ever notice: When you put the 2 words “The” and “IRS”together it spells “Theirs”.

Comment by Don Meyer 11.25.09 @ 10:16 am

I love my doctor too.
In England, they are setting up knitting classes at pain clinics.

Comment by Diana Troldahl 11.25.09 @ 10:42 am

Ah, now I wish I’d been there to see the gorgeous knitting spread out. Looking forward to the picture!

Comment by RobinH 11.25.09 @ 2:51 pm

Is it done now?

Comment by Carol 11.25.09 @ 5:02 pm


Comment by Carol 11.25.09 @ 5:04 pm

How about now? 🙂

Comment by Carol 11.25.09 @ 5:05 pm

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