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A Little Something for my Dentist


So most people don't know but I have had major tooth trauma and repair over the past few years. I won't go into details but I will say always wear a mouth guard, even if it is beer league softball, you just never know when one might catch you in the face. Anyway, before this incident I hadn't visited the dentist in many years and didn't even have one here in Portland and I needed to get one fast. Along came Dr Turk and in the two years we have known each other I have had 2 root canals and two new teeth among many other little steps and I always brought my knitting along with me. He asked every time what was I knitting him and I of course always said nothing. Well last week was my final installment to finish out my oral fiasco and I wanted to give him something back so I quickly made a tooth for him. I was able to knit it in a day in Shine Worsted on size 7 needles. I will let you know what the pattern is when I have had it looked over by the professionals here at work. It will be a great tooth fairy pillow with the addition of a pocket (which I am a whiz at now since I was the one who did the work for our pocket tutorial in the April 2008 catalog.)

Speaking of the professionals here in the office, I wanted to share with you my Little Cabbage from the July 2008 Creative Knitting. I couldn't resist using up some scrap yarn and it was a great office project. To start this project you had to cast on 3 stitches on dpns (which I am really bad at using) so Kerin came up with the solution to start with a short i-cord and then create the head. Brilliant! I tell you, I was motoring along in no time and you can't even see it since the leaves cover the top. It rocks to work with such smart and resourceful knitters!

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Tags: Shine, Worsted, i-cord, needles, pockets

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Comment by lisa75 on July 7, 2008 at 2:00am
Wow, the tooth is really something else, hope he likes it.....
Comment by newknitter on June 30, 2008 at 2:29pm
Love the tooth pillow! I have been planning on making one for my son since I'm sure he won't like the Raggedy Ann and Andy one that I used as a kid! This is a great idea and it looks pretty simple! Please post the pattern soon! My son is 7 and should be losing his first tooth anytime now!
Comment by EmilyVictoria on June 30, 2008 at 11:28am
Both are so cute, I saw the cabbage in my mom's magazine and wanted to make it for my son, but even with all the left overs I didn't find good colors. The tooth pillow is such a great idea! Mine was made out of felt back in the day, but be sure I'll be knitting one up for my son, when his first tooth comes loose!

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