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 ...