No chattering teeth here
Thursday August 16th 2012, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Life

I was at the dentist’s. Having been there before, I took a bit of Jasmin with me, the ones on the left in that picture, just in case.

The air conditioning was going as if the day were hot when, actually, it was mid-70’s outside.  The hygienist asked the dentist and he admitted too and it seems they were both just shy of shivering.

And then he turned to me for verification or perhaps to take good care of his patient. “Are you cold too?”

I shrugged a no with, “I’ve got on wool socks! Handknit by my friend!”

They laughed and wished they had friends and socks like that. Go Jasmin!

And perhaps in part because one of my sisters lives there now, I liked this story: a knitter on the New York subway.

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I love the subway story. It reminds me of myself (not the intimidating stature) when I hear someone in a store speaking Italian I sneak over to listen. Having been raised being very close to my maternal grandparents who always spoke to each other in pure Italian, I need to hear it now and then. I miss them so much!

Comment by Jody 08.17.12 @ 5:41 am

Thanks for reminding me to dress for the dentist next week. 😉

Comment by Channon 08.17.12 @ 6:21 am

Well, you had me fooled with that subway knitter story. But it reminds me of the joke about the elderly woman with knitting needles who was denied passage on a plane. They were afraid she would knit an afghan.

Comment by Don Meyer 08.17.12 @ 8:49 am

I love the subway story. I knit when I’m on trains and often wind up chatting with people about knitting. One of my favorites- I was on the Tube in London, and a gentleman about my own age was watching me knit a sock on dpns in fascination. Finally he looked up and said triumphantly, “I see! It’s a spiral! You’re just going around and around.” I laughed, and told him he had it exactly right. He looked at the dpns and said, “My wife is a knitter, I have to tell her about this.” I suspect she likely already knew, but was nevertheless entertained that he was paying attention!

Comment by RobinH 08.17.12 @ 10:37 am

RobinH’s story about the man who had just figured out dpns reminds me of taking my daughters to visit their grandparents. They watched a hay baler in an adjoining field and were so fascinated that they came back and excitedly described the entire process to Granny and Grampy, two old dairy farmers (who managed not to laugh until later.)

Comment by LauraN 08.17.12 @ 3:08 pm

Oh yes! Wool socks are a must. Of course I tend to wear them year-round, at least for work. Some offices are ccccold! I liked the subway story, too. Knitting can bring out the soft side in people.

Comment by DebbieR 08.17.12 @ 4:21 pm

It’s not just the socks keeping you warm in that story, is it?

Comment by twinsetellen 08.17.12 @ 5:22 pm

Thank you for the subway story! 🙂

I hope all is well with you.

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 08.17.12 @ 5:24 pm

We’d love some of that weather here. Glad you had wooly hand-knit socks on. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 08.17.12 @ 9:32 pm

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