If you play your cards right
Wednesday July 13th 2011, 10:11 pm
Filed under: Knit

My DrGreene.com post for today is one that was here previously: Got Milk?

Today: putting your glasses on top of your head  when it’s full of vasoline and stitches to try to see that dark yarn on the needles from up close is, well, kind of a boneheaded thing to do.

So is adding 2+2+the rest across the repeats and finding, 800 stitches later, that they added up to zero increases. Someone wasn’t paying enough attention to the swatch, a little scattered there… t i n k t i n k t i n k t i n k t i n k t i n k t i n k t i n k t i n k.

It feels good to be past where I was when I had to start the undoing. It feels good to be one more day past Monday and closer to being able to get my hair wet.

A bit of scrutiny in the mirror after a joking moment between my friend Marguerite and me–

–I’ll be darned. Look at that. It’s not just that it feels a little funny, that cancer surgery really did give me a slight facelift.  The surgeon played Fifty-two Pickup!

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Oh.you.are.just.terrible! 🙂

Comment by (formerly) no-blog-rachel 07.13.11 @ 11:00 pm

Dear – that is NOT the way to get the insurance company to pay for a facelift. I’m clicking my tongue at you! 🙂

Comment by Afton 07.14.11 @ 6:21 am

I wonder if that surgeon knows what he really did.

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 07.14.11 @ 6:26 am

My friend just had cataract surgery on one eye and a few days later there were fewer creases around that eye! She can’t wait to get the other one done! Not a bad deal.

Comment by Jody 07.14.11 @ 7:01 am

Heh. You and your word play…

Glad you’re past the original point in the tink-thing. That’s always a sense of accomplishment!

Comment by Channon 07.14.11 @ 7:12 am

cool — facelift without the usual black eyes while recovering!

the 800 stitch tinking — something that happens to me without the excuse of having just had surgery!!

Comment by Bev 07.14.11 @ 8:48 am

Off the topic, but I wonder what would happen if instead of offering a Peruvian finger puppet to a distraught toddler, you suggested dumping water on their head? Something for MTV or could you be charged….

Your tink-thing is daunting. I just cast on 64 for some felted slippers. My biggest worry is that I don’t have enough homespun to knit the same number of rows for each base but, duh, it’s like SLIPPERS! Phfft.

Hope you’re feeling better!

Comment by LynnM 07.14.11 @ 9:41 am

Just leave it LynnM to be off the topic.
Is tink a knitting term, or am I missing something?
Just continue to get better — one day closer to being healed. One day at a time.

Comment by Don Meyer 07.14.11 @ 2:22 pm

I think that there are better ways to get a face lift. Especially since it would not help me a bit with the 720 stitches in the current scarf.

Comment by Holly 07.14.11 @ 2:54 pm

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