Friday, February 03, 2006

Two FO's!!


Two FO's yesterday - hubby's hat and Dad's surgery. They both seemed to take for- ev- er..... but both came through with flying colors! Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers for Dad, they were very appreciated.

You can get a lot of knitting done - sitting in the waiting room. I was noticing that out of all the hospital waiting rooms I've sat in over the years - this was the only one that didn't have a TV. At first that was fine, but seven hours into the operation, we'd knit, talked, knit, walked, talked, ate.... and by then we all figured we'd even be happy to watch a little Jerry Springer - anything.

We were there longer than ANYONE else. People came in, had surgery, and LEFT while we were still there... We swore we saw women come in pregnant and leave with babies.... we're still sitting there... No, they didn't really - it just seemed like it, but we definitely won the prize for longest waiting room sitters.

We sat next to the wall with the big marble slab with all the donors, patrons, and benefactors names - we about have that memorized now, and dissected the names up every way possible, and all agreed we didn't want a doctor who's last name was Skankey (apologies to anyone out there named Skankey - but we were getting a little punchy). We tried to guess how much money you'd have to give to get your name on the wall at all... much less up top in the BIG brass letters.

Hey - I've seen that doctor, I went to school with that guy's kid, that's the family from the car dealership, I used to work with that guy's kid, hmmm, why do you think they stole the W out of that guy's name.... how come there's no one named David up there - oh wait, there are three, never mind.... - Oy - the giant marble wall of entertainment - NOT! One of those benefactors seriously needs to consider buying a TV for the waiting room - I'd give you the BIG brass letters for that!

Anyway - it's all good, Dad's fine, and the hat's done.

Specs: Dr. Silverman
Time: 7.5 hours of surgery..... oh wait, not dad, the hat

Specs: Pattern - out of "The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns" - Ann Budd
Yarn: Knit One Crochet Two, Ambrosia, color 455, 1-1/4 balls
Size 3 circulars

Here it is on our lovely model, Kaity. It actually fit's the hubby just fine.

This weekend I'm thinking I'll buy some pretty Miss Priss for my next project. I'll let you know what I decide on...

16 Comments:

At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Jessica said...

I'm so glad that your dad came out of surgery all right. It must have been a stressful time for you and your family. The hat looks great, too.

 
At 8:24 AM, Blogger Shelley said...

Glad to hear your dad's surgery went well.

The hat looks great, as does the model...well what we can see of her lol. I'm sure the rest of her is just as great.

 
At 8:40 AM, Blogger Theresa said...

So glad your dad did well! The waiting is just awful - aren't you glad you knit?

 
At 8:50 AM, Blogger Laura said...

Glad everything is OK with your dad. Great hat! :)

 
At 10:19 AM, Anonymous erin said...

Glad to hear your dad's ok.

 
At 10:31 AM, Blogger amylovie said...

I'm thrilled to hear that your dad made it through with flying colors.

Amy

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger Jennifer said...

Great FO and I'm so glad your dad's surgery went well.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Chris said...

Glad to hear that your dad's surgery went well! At least you got a hat done, right?!

 
At 11:33 AM, Blogger LC in Sunny So Cal said...

Glad to hear about Dad. Also glad you three could "hang" together. I always feel so sad for folks who get "surged" and have no one waiting...or fo folks who are waiting all alone.

Funny that you mention entrelac...I have a copy of a pattern all ready for you and Kaity when you come for her "stuff"...entrelac SOCKS!!

 
At 12:29 PM, Blogger Ruth said...

the hat looks terrific! glad to hear your dad came out ok! that must have been a good time of knitting, chatting and sharing. and i agree with that doctor's name... pretty hilarious. my husband came across a fellow collegue with the name "payne" and they were on the floor laughing just thinking about it (dr. pain?!?)

 
At 12:36 PM, Blogger HibiscuitsGirl said...

Congrats on both FOs! Sounds like your family had the love and humor to get you through a stressful situation.

 
At 2:13 PM, Blogger Marion said...

Congrats on the FO, and I'm glas the surgery went well!

 
At 3:04 PM, Anonymous Jeanie said...

Woohoo! Good news all around! Gotta love it!

 
At 4:48 PM, Blogger Sonya said...

I'm so glad to hear that your dad's surgery went well. Waiting in hospitals is the worst. My dad was sick last year and a older friends of Kevin's was in the hospital shortly after that, so we were able to compare the amenities at several hospitals. Great cappucino in the ICU waiting room of Parkview Hosp. ;o)

 
At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's funny what passes for entertainment when you're bored!! Glad to hear all went well! Entrelac? I'm jealous!!
Marsha

 
At 5:26 AM, Blogger Mom (a.k.a. Mary Ann) said...

I once heard of a chiropractor named Dr. Bilderback. No kidding!

Glad your dad is doing well.

 

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