Friday, February 26, 2010

Dentistry is exactly like carpentery

They removed the tooth - no root canal. The beautiful young model posing as a dentist got a pair of pliers and just swung it around until it came out. Just like removing a nail from a piece of wood. Anyway, I may want to have an implant later down the track, but for now it's just a hole where the tooth used to be. Damn this getting older - it's the first extraction I have ever had!

I spent a bit of time recouperating on the sofa this week, watching a whole series of House in one go. And while I rested, I crocheted a baby blanket.

I'm very pleased with how it turned out, it's a good size for a pram blanket, or a kick-time blanket if you're out on the grass, or even a change pad in a pinch. I made it from DK weight cotton, so it'll wash like a rag and get softer and squishier every time. Although it is square, it's not a granny square, it's crocheted back and forth, and the scalloped border is crocheted on at the end. It's about a metre all round.



I am going to write the pattern up and offer it for sale on ravelry. This will be the first pattern I've done for sale - I'll have to have it professionally tech-edited before release. But it's pretty simple, so I don't expect it'll take that long to get out.

I bought this french vintage style bicycle basket when I was on holiday at Christmas from a lovely little shop in Bermagui. Until now I've had it next to the fireplace on the floor, wondering what to do with it. I put it on the coat hooks just for this shot, but I think I'll leave it there now. It can be a holder for dog leads and sunscreen - things I'm always scrambling around looking for on my way out the door.




The coats? They're in a pile on a chair in the study next to the hooks. I solved one problem but created another ...

6 comments:

2paw said...

I am so glad the whole dentistry thing went well and that you are holey, but whole!!!
Such a cute little blanket and it looks tres bon dans le basket!! Very French I think.

Ann said...

Gorgeous blanket. Great that you have recovered.

bellsknits said...

oooh it's lovely!!

But a missing tooth! Eek! Do you keep sticking your tongue in it?

jp said...

I am surrounded by dental issues at work so I can certainly extend the sympathy (yuk!)

The blanket is just too cute. Awesome work.

DrK said...

no one needs coats right now anyway. the basket and blankie look gorgeous, almost enough for me to think about learning to crochet. you are making some nice stuff in that dept lately....glad the tooth is out and its all over and done with. the aging thing sux tho. im with you there...

Leeanne said...

Very pretty baby blanket.

In the past 3 years I've paid for atleast 12 teeth to be pulled (lucky non of them mine).
Hope they gave you happy gas or something just as nice