Monday, March 15, 2010

still here

I am not my usual self these days. I am battling a mysterious pain in my mouth/jaw. I've been to the dentist 3 times in the last 2 weeks. Two dentists can't figure out what's wrong. I've been xray'd and poked and prodded. And those salt water rinses are gross. I have one more appointment scheduled for this week where they will check to make sure my nightguard fits properly. If it's fine, I need to make an appointment with a specialist.

In a fit of knitting last week, I got the birthday present finished and in the mail. I hope it gets there in time. I'll post pictures when it arrives.

This weekend, I snagged hubby into taking some decent pictures of me in the Helleborus Yoke Cardi. Compare these pictures to the pre-block ones:

It lengthened a lot and I think that explains why it got smaller in the bust.

Stitches tend to stretch more widthwise and since this garment is constructed in the opposite direction than a traditionally seamed sweater, the horizontal stretch that you expect is now in the vertical direction.

I've worn it a few times and I'm ok with the fit. Too bad Sis! Phhhhhbbbbt!!! If she wants one, she'll have to knit it herself.

These pictures make me cringe when I think about how badly that boxwood needs pruning.

On Fri, I stopped at Costco to pick up a bag of potatoes and I also came home with 6 pounds of mussels which forced me to make a side trip for bouillabaisse supplies.

One of my better impulse buys. LOL! The crusty bread dipped in the broth was the best part.


geela said...

I can see why you are going to hang on to the Helleborus Yoke Cardi. It looks great! I love the look undone. It's a medal winner.

Hope you feel top notch soon.

knitseashore said...

I hope the dentists can figure out what is causing you pain, so it can be treated quickly!

I didn't know that you were knitting the Helleborus Yoke Cardigan. It is my favorite pattern in the Knitscene and it's nice to see on a real person. It looks great on you!

Chris said...

Hope they figure out what's wrong so you can start feeling better!!!

The sweater looks cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi, missed you tonite. Sorry to hear your still not getting any relief from your tooth pain. Hope it gets resolved soon. Will be curious to hear what kind of specialist they referred you to.


Bea said...

Sorry about the pain. That sweater looks awesome. Very cute!