It's been a busy few days, trips to the doctor and an emergency run to the dentist for me the other night. Eating dinner I felt something hard in my mouth, turns out it was a big chunk of a tooth I had had work done on back in April and has been bothering me off and on (or so I thought) since then. A run to the dentist confirmed the tooth is falling apart (I've since lost another bit of it) but more worrying is that there's a pretty nasty abcess in the tooth behind it. The doc gave me some antibiotics and some Tylenol 3's for pain and it seems a lot better now. The AB need to be taken with food so it's actually forcing me to sit and have something to eat at regular intervals, normally I eat whatever is left over from M's meals throughout the day so this is probably a pretty good thing seeing as how I could comfortably use to gain a few pounds. It's amazing how I hadn't realized how much pain my tooth had been giving me for so long until it was gone, I guess I'd come to accept that that's how my mouth felt but now the infection is clearing it's soooo much better it's crazy. I go back to the dentist later this week to have the other tooth looked at and to hopefully have part of the remaining tooth shaved off as it's sooo sharp where it's broken and it's cutting my poor tongue to shreds. I have to eat mushy stuff and I can only seem to drink through a straw without cutting myself.
Again there has been much more sewing going on than knitting but at least some projects are headed in a forward direction. How did it totally escape my mind that December comes right on the next page of the calendar from November? One page turn, one, and it's Christmas (and I have only just started pressie #1).
These are for KJ who, fortunately, has smaller feet than I do...I think, I need to ask our family shoe saleswoman extrordinaire (mom) to confirm this so I'm stopping this sock here and casting on for the other foot until I know. This would be reason #217 why you need more than one set of needles in each size. Super plain stockingette socks using some Lang Jawoll Cotton I've had in the stash for longer than I can remember. The yarn is nice and even though it's pooling terribly it's still really pretty; one ply of the yarn vareigates and the other stays a wonderful deep teal so the pooling is pretty muted. Overall these are working up to be a happy and quick project, I started this sock on Friday and haven't really dedicated myself to it too much so far.
Lady E is on hold for a bit, she's not much past where I was the last time I photographed her. Selfish knitting will have to wait until some gift knitting gets done but it's nice that I can bang out a rectangle on her every now and again in an odd moment. O's SH is still plugging along in the black hole so I'm going to count the rounds sometime soon to calculate where I really am (or more realistically where I'll be once it's blocked) on the body. I've got needles now to start the sleeves so I may cast one on for a bit of a break.