knitting with logs

Friday, November 11, 2005

Today Jesse and I went to see my reproductive immunologist, not to discuss why I wasn’t getting pregnant, but how to stay pregnant. Pretty exciting stuff. Except for the part where it took all day. This guy’s practice is, shall we say, far from home and when we got there we discovered that I had the time wrong and we were two hours early. TWO HOURS. He then ran two hours late. That’s right people four hours waiting for the appointment*.

Just as well I had planned for a little waiting and fetched out my recently purchased logs and two balls of Rowan Big Wool to keep me company. I cast on in the car. I guess I got nearly one repeat done on the way. The first repeat took me a lot longer than the rest, partly because I was learning the pattern, but mostly because it just felt so weird to be flapping around 12mm straights after tiny little 2.25mm DPNs!

Not long after we had moved from the doctor’s reception area to the hosptial’s cafeteria** I realised I better document my progress.

Lace Leaf Scarf

Little did I know how glad I would be that I packed both balls of yarn, because what you see below was the end of the first ball and we were only half way through the wait.

Lace Leaf Scarf

I cast off about 20 mins before the good (great) doctor called us in and had to resort to reading very bad magazines. Which was stupid because I had this in my bag but my mind was so fried by then I had forgotten.

Lace Leaf Scarf

All it needs now is a little blocking and a really nice pin. And perhaps I might weave those ends…

* He was worth the wait, seriously worth the wait.
** So that Jesse could spread his gear out and get on line, yes, we are a sorry pair of geeks that can’t leave home without a laptop and a mobile broadband connection.


Comment by Karen on 12/11/2005 @ 12:17 am

Pretty! Now that was a quick project! Although I am sure your wait wasn’t.

Comment by Korin on 12/11/2005 @ 5:25 am

What a great project! gorgeous!! so… what did the ol doc say???/

Comment by Purly Whites on 12/11/2005 @ 7:13 am

Damn, that was fast. But I guess those big needles really do move you along. It’s very pretty!

Comment by Mary on 12/11/2005 @ 10:11 am

Forgive my ignorance, but I have to ask - is that a scarf? Anyway, nice job! Thank God for knitting during long, painful waits, huh?

Comment by RheLynn on 13/11/2005 @ 5:31 am

Its a great pattern - leaf-like. Still beyond me. And, LOL about the geek thing - my DH J is also like that. Well, I am too… but I pale to compare.

He carries his (Linux/wireless/aka slashdot viewer) laptop around in a huge plastic case. Unpacking it is always the first thing he does after getting out of the car.

Hope you have good news!

Comment by Sarah on 13/11/2005 @ 5:10 pm

Oh wow, I love that! Is there a pattern somewhere?
BTW congratulations on the positive pregnancy test. I am so happy and excited for you!!

Comment by Carolyn on 14/11/2005 @ 3:54 am

Hey, nice scarf…big needles, quick knit! I did the socks on #1 addis I believe. I keep a booklet of gauges of yarns I have knit with and my retro rib socks in koigu were on #1 with the same gauge kathy lists. I knit the smaller size for my sister in law. She measure 8 or 8 1/2″ around and 9″ long. My foot is 9″ around and 10.5″ long…duck feet really. Koigu kind of stretches out after wear so snug is good with this pattern. Hopefully that helps, or just email…i don’t mind!

Comment by Anna on 14/11/2005 @ 7:44 am

What a fantastic (a fast) knit. Hope the doctor had good news and that that little bundle of cells is is multiplying franticly.

Comment by jo on 14/11/2005 @ 11:47 am

Glad to hear you’ve got a Dr who you like. Hope the advice/news was positive and that you’re looking forward to 9 relatively uneventful months ; )

Comment by Julia on 15/11/2005 @ 5:48 am

Congrats! I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for you. The knitting looks great, as well, but honestly, in this post it’s of secondary importance!

Comment by sandi rap on 18/11/2005 @ 3:35 am

Hi this doesn’t have anything to do with knitting but it does have to do with staying pregnant. I have a 16 year old son and we were trying to have anither baby ever since he was 2. I got pregnant when he was 10 and lost it in the very start of the 2nd trimester. A friend of a friend had been trying to have a baby and her doctor found out she had some kind of bacteria that was causing the miscarraiges. So the doctor gave her and her husband antibiotics to take for 10 days and they did and were pregnant in 2 months with a baby that was carried to term and now is 3 years old. Anyway my friend told me about this and I talked to my doctor about this and he ran a simple test that came back posititve for this bacteria -which is very common by the way-so he gave my husband and I a perscription for an antibiotic for 10 days which we took and a few months later I was pregnant again. We had our second son in June of 2004. The reason both the woman and man have to take the antibiotic is because if he doen’t take it and you do then he will just pass the bacteria back to you through intercourse. Once you both take it though it is gone for good! Supposedly this bacteria is such that it will cause a woman not to be able to carry a baby to term, but once it is taken care of it won’t come back. My doctor told me that there are doctors that don’t believe this to be true so if your doctor won’t do the test for the bacteria then I would find one who will. I don’t know the name of the bacteria but your doctor most definitely will and if he doesn’t I would be glad to call my doctor and get the name of it for you. I wish you lot’s of good thoughts and prayers. I know the frustration this can cause.

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