Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Dentist... and some knitting

First things first... I went to the dentist today. I decided to go to a different dentist who came highly recommended since, aside from my well documented issues with trusting doctors in general, I wanted a second opinion before somebody starts talking root canal and extractions. I'm embarrassed to admit that I haven't had a regular dentist for years, so this crisis has kind of forced me to make a connection with one.

I really liked the dentist I saw today, and was especially won over when he told me he didn't think I needed a root canal! Much to my surprise, he was even ready to get to work on it this morning. I suppose this was good because it spared me all the days and hours of anxiety that would normally precede such a visit.

He ended up drilling (a lot), doing some work on my gums, and applying a temporary crown to hold me over until the permanent one is ready. I happened to have 2 pain pills left at home. This was good. (But there gone now. This is bad.)

I recently cast on for this Classic Elite lacy cardigan.

Classic EliteCEY Lacy Cardigan

The yarn is Classic Elite Sundance which is a nice squishy cotton/microfiber blend and is knit in one piece up to the underarms.

And I finished my first (well, actually second if you count the one I decided to frog) SOS sock.

Speedway Socks

The yarn again is Chameleon Colorworks Bambino. I am thrilled with the striping and the pattern.

Now my 16 year old has us watching a new show called Wipeout. The male species in this house find it hysterical and would like me to watch it with them so I'd better go.


Lydee said...

so glad you didn't need a root canal. a second opinion was a good idea.

km said...

Yeah for no root canal. Those are $$$!

I love the new sweater. I need to dig out some yarn and start a sweater again. It's not like I don't have the yarn, pattern, needles and what am I waiting for.

Laura said...

You'll have two beautiful white cardigans when you're done!

Glad you got to skip the root canal!

sophanne said...

I saw that sweater in action at knit night last week. It Is Gorgeous. From whence did the book come? I love the v-neck vest in it.

Olga said...

ooo-dentists. I'm now paying through the nose to fix two of my kids teeth and now the third said she thinks she has a cavity.
Boy, I really need to get back to knitting. I almost remember how....

Ruthanne (in Seattle) said...

beautiful Tammy - I love that lacy sweater. It makes me want to get going on cece (chicknitsi). So happy for you that there will be no root canal.

Stefaneener said...

Oh, good for you. Root canals are no fun - my tooth really isn't as happy as it was before -- so good for the new dentist too.

Nice sweater. You are a knitting inspiration.

5elementknitr said...

Wipeout seems to be America's response to the enormously popular (and far superior) Ninja Warrior. We love Ninja Warrior!

Happy dental news! Splee!