Frog in knots

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Friday, March 17, 2006

A head like a sieve

You'll have to forgive me for not posting in the last week - I forgot! I really do have a head like a sieve and I'm not messing around about it either. Granted most of the holes are self inflicted piercings, but there are a few natural and medically assisted ones there too. In the last week I've had a few more added, just compounding the problem.

I had surgery to have my mole removed earlier in the week. Message to nurse - when you asked me if I wanted to see it, I thought you meant a mirror so I could see the scar. I did not under any circumstances wish to have my own flesh waved at me in a dish.

I also went to the dentist for a simple filling. See, a filling, I was getting a hole fixed! Only he decided it would make more sense to take the tooth out and I had an impromptu wisdom tooth extraction. I don't have an extra hole - I have a crater you could park a moon buggy in. And no, I didn't want to take the tooth home with me, but thanks for asking Mr. Dentist, I was really tempted there for oh.. lets see... about no time at all.

Just to prove what these new holes have done to me - I left my favourite hat on the train.

Needless to say there hasn't been much knitting going on as my poor head has taken a bit of a battering. I have used some of the time to sew together a few items that were in need of finishing. I did get this done for Scarlett, it's just a bigger version of the cardigan I made when she was born in pink boucle.

It's the garter stitch cardigan in 'Simple Knits for Cherished Babies' by Erika Knight. Jenny mentioned that it was the thing that she found most useful, so I thought a bigger one would come in handy. I wish I'd used more interesting yarn though, this was just plain acrylic. Still, it takes so little time to knit one up that I may make another. It's not like there's a shortage of babies around here.


At 7:30 pm, Blogger Jerry & Maxy said...

I think MY head is a sieve. Didn't you have a post with a sketches of a design yesterday or Wednesday that I tried to leave a comment on, but Blogger froze and ate it, and now seems to have eaten the post altogether. I think I'm losing it.

I hope you're feeling better - ouch with all the medical stuff, but good to take care of it.

Sweet pinkie cardi.

At 9:46 pm, Blogger Faerynuff said...

Cute little cardi!

Take care of the hole in your mouth - don;t eat crisps like I did and bust the clot so you bleed again...I'm a blooming idiot at times!

I love your olympic cardi. It really suits you.

At 10:00 pm, Blogger Rain said...

J&M - I think you may mean a post done on about the 11th. That's another thing I forgot, my next post was supposed to be about designing. Blogger is being a real pain at the moment.

Faery - oops, I did that already!

At 10:44 pm, Blogger aurora said...

Oh Rain! Poor teeth and moles! But hey, maybe an adult tooth means a big payment from the tooth fairy :-)

Go for chocolate milk if everything hurts. It has enough protein to feel like a meal and stave off hunger, and it's very soothing. And chooooooocolate!

That's a nice little cardie. Looks very useful indeed.

At 1:26 am, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Glad to know I am not the only one getting spots removed! I go next week to get an age spot removed from my face that is.
Poor baby, got your wisdom tooth extracted. Top ones came out easily but bottoms ones had to be surgically removed. Ohhh..I love that cute little sweater you made. One of these days I have to learn how to make button holes.

At 5:36 am, Anonymous kimberly said...

You are just so cute-I love your posts.
Oh by the way could we be twins? My head is also full of holes and I'm constantly forgeting things. OH but I didn't get a tooth taken out. Hmmm Could it be my brain is slowly deteriating?
I've also lost my favorite hat but I have no idea where.
That's an adorable baby sweater.
ramble ramble

At 8:03 am, Blogger String Bean said...

Hm, I only have one hole in my ear and one drilled in a back molar (filled with amalgum), but the drilling was excruciating. The dentist told me to raise my hand if it hurt too much so he could give me another shot of novicaine. He started drilling, my hand went up, no novicaine. Thanks, Doc. Will you even offer to buy me an entire bottle of advil?
I still have my wisdom teeth. I don't see the point of taking them out. My teeth look alright, just a snaggle-tooth. O, and a few million tea stains.
The cardi looks cute. If there were any babies around here I'd knit them up a quick little number like that.
Hey! I'm making a new hat. I'll have the hat pattern on my blog soon - if the beginning of April is soon. You don't get to know what it is yet - it's a surprise! I have a ton of wips, but I just felt like knitting a hat. Spur of the moment type thing.

At 8:52 am, Blogger Stickbloggen said...

Poor Rain! Think a bucket of chocolate Icecream would help?


At 10:09 am, Blogger Rain said...

Your guys rock, you've really cheered me up.

Aurora, thanks for the chocy milk idea, it's ideal.

Knitpastis, a small basic buttonhole is as simple as yarn forward, k2tog.

Kimberly, I think we're just living parallel lives in different countries!

Stringbean, I'll be looking out for that hat!

Monia, mmmmm chocolate ice cream.

At 4:24 pm, Blogger KnitPastis said...

Rain, Thanks so much for telling me how to do button holes! Takes a little of the fear out of it for me. My blog won't come up on this bloggerspot service. I noticed you are w/bloggersot too but yours is fine. Been happening to me the last few days. Think they are fixing problems or something. URRRG. If you want just email me at my email addresss.I'm trying sew my Pointy Kitty pattern today.

At 8:54 pm, Blogger aija said...

Hope you're feeling better soon (sweet cardi btw!)

At 2:50 am, Blogger dreamcatcher said...

Ouch ouch ouch, what a week! Hope you are feeling a bit better, might be a good excuse to eat some lovely ice cream :-) I had a wisdom tooth extracted some years ago - or to be more exact, half a wisdom tooth. This thing took a few years to completely come through, and was apparently rotten *while in the gum*. Ew. Each time it had a push, I had the most horrendous toothache. I was so glad it broke on a Dorito (after it had been filled.) You are far better to have the things removed, they are a blinking nuisance!

At 9:49 am, Blogger Rain said...

Thanks for the well wishes.

They really are a nuisance, mine have grown in sideways because I don't have the space for them, the roots are in the gum in such a way that they are really awkward to get out.

At 10:28 am, Blogger Dina said...

Sorry to hear about the wisdom tooth, as posted, you certainly don't want to bust that clot and get bits stuck in there. I do hope you feel better now. Was this the same hottie dentist you posted about earlier?

At 1:10 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said...

What a rotten week you've had. Hope you're feeling better now. Your post reminded me of when my FIL had a gallstone removed. He thought, because I'm a homoeopath, I'd be really grateful to him if he kept his gallstone in a jar for me to examine closely for my education. Well, just because I'm a homoeopath doesn't mean to say I'm not squeamish. It was all I could do to look suitably grateful whilst admiring the grotesque specimen and concentrating very hard on stopping myself from puking all over their Axminster. Ughhhh!!!!

At 1:11 pm, Blogger KnitYoga said...

And the pink cardigan is so cute!

At 9:39 pm, Blogger Areli said...

I hope you are feeling better. The little card is so cute. Your friends are so lucky, you are always making and giving such lovely baby gifts.

At 11:15 pm, Blogger Rain said...

Dina -it was indeed Hot Dentist, he's only a baby just out of torture school so he called for a consult and one of his colleauges did it because mine are a bit more complicated than usual. As much as I love my old dentist, this one is better scenery....and his name starts with Tush!

Knityoga - what is it with people thinking you want to see? I can cope with other peoples' body parts but I prefer my own still attached.

Areli - I get so much joy from making little things. I have to learn when to stop though, these poor mothers are getting inundated.

At 11:16 pm, Blogger Rain said...

Ooo, forgot to say, visiting Scarlett for the first time tomorrow, so if you don't see me about for a few days I'm still alive and in possession of all my remaining body parts.

At 1:41 pm, Blogger Jerry said...

Wow, you've had a lot to contend with the past few days. I hope you made a nice big hot cup of tea and turned the world off for a while. That's what I'd do. I hope your mouth is feeling better now. Bummer about the hat too :-(

The pink cardi is sweet!

At 2:39 pm, Blogger Melissa said...

I think the cardigan is beautiful. I'm going to attempt my first one soon. I have to find out what my cousin's baby will be first. Well, obviously a baby, but what sex I mean.
Sorry about the holes. I had a mole removed once....painful! Hope you're doing better soon

At 10:23 pm, Blogger Sharon J said...

I saw mine when I had a mole removed too. Yukk!!! Talk about gross! I was shocked at the depth of the damned things root! And guess where it'd been growing? [hold on... gotta hide my face while I say this...] On my.. you know. Down there. What a place to have a mole removed from!

Anyway, moving on... love the little cardi. The always found the simple ones the most useful when mine were babies. Jeez, that was a long time ago!

~Sharon x

At 10:47 am, Blogger Seahorse said...

Poor you! I daren't tell my 'do you want to see?' story after hearing how everyone else thinks its gross, lol!

The cardi is very sweet!

At 5:09 pm, Anonymous Monica said...

Ouch, feel better soon!

Cute cardi. :)


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