One stitch two stitch red stitch? blue stitch
Tuesday July 06th 2010, 11:09 pm
Filed under: Knit,Wildlife

My hands slipped and I accidentally pulled my tip out of at least a dozen stitches, and on those small needles it took me a moment to piece it back together. That Mooi tends towards the slippery side and the loops were not large.

I thought about knitting it on Benedryl. And my clumsiness. And tomorrow’s long drugged wait at the hospital.

So after a discussion with my daughter about my reluctance to have two competing projects at once, I started a second anyway, hoping it might perhaps even be finished by the time I leave Stanford tomorrow.

You know what that means: hunting down another ball of something, somewhere, to start with just in case I run out of my 3oo meters. (Right.)  You know how it goes–pack yarn first.  Needles? Oh, hey, they’ll have lots of those there.

Meantime, the Nuttall’s is letting me get a little closer.

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The gauge on those hollow needles are mighty fine, you might be better with taking your own larger needles (they won’t end up in the Sharps Bin), and you get to use them more than once.It is unlikely they reached you in a sterile pack, unlike the sharp, hollow ones at Stanford. Good luck. Packing the projects is a good way to start the journey.

Comment by StellaMM 07.07.10 @ 1:40 am

Getting through that second project will be a nice positive focus. Keeping my own needles crossed for a smooth procedure for you…

Comment by twinsetellen 07.07.10 @ 4:57 am

Oh, a second project will keep you entertained and distracted if need be. Good luck at the hospital. Keep us posted!

Comment by Joansie 07.07.10 @ 5:04 am

lots of positive thought and prayers for a successful trip — we need you back pronto — and not in too much of a Benedryl induced haze (I’m amazed and impressed that you can knit at all — one children’s dose of the stuff puts me right out!)

can’t wait to see what you create

Comment by Bev 07.07.10 @ 5:33 am

I’m thinking the bird wants to whisper sweet words of encouragement in your heart. Hence why it needs to get closer. 🙂

Please be a good patient! I’m praying you get treatment from more sensitive people.

Comment by Suzanne in Montreal 07.07.10 @ 5:52 am

A good mindless project is in order. Be a good girl and follow orders, too.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.07.10 @ 7:01 am

Thinking of you all day, oh, and REALLY envying your yarn! Good choice not to take the first project with you. A second is always in order…


Comment by Mary 07.07.10 @ 7:39 am

Can’t wait to hear more about what you packed and will likely finish up today…

Comment by Channon 07.07.10 @ 8:05 am

Good shot of the woodpecker! Happy knitting, and good luck at the hospital.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.07.10 @ 9:11 am

I bet you’re almost on your way home so it’s no good suggesting you just swatch and gauge.

Hope you’re fine and happy when you read this.

Comment by LynnM 07.07.10 @ 2:14 pm

You will find just the right thing to knit.
And my thoughts will be with you.
Lots of good opportunities to interact with people who need some cheer. You are SO good at that!
Love and hugs,’Diana

Comment by Diana Troldahl 07.07.10 @ 6:43 pm

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