Sock goes to the emergency room

sock in the emergency room

My dad had to go to the emergency room, and he’s still in the ICU (far from my threats of play-by-play recaps of Gossip Girl, much to his relief, I suppose. Though I noticed the ICU had a waiting area with many copies of The Economist and a copy of The Thorn Birds, which I did briefly contemplate reading, but I was a little too worried to read about the forbidden love of priests.) Knitting actually has been useful, because along with the anxiety, there is a TON of waiting around at the hospital. I finished up Adam’s socks, and am now working on some stockinette/garter stitch projects, which is not too complicated to knit in these situations. (The sock is at the emergency waiting room above, with a copy of Forbes. Dear hospitals: Concerned families would like to read about celebrity gossip, not economic analysis, y’know? Please give us more US Weekly issues, and less Economist.)

I did have a chance to stop by ImagiKnit yesterday to pick up some yarn to knit a blanket for my dad. I am the world’s slowest knitter, but I am hoping I can churn out something relatively rapidly.

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4 Responses to “Sock goes to the emergency room”

  1. March 26th, 2009 at 5:57 pm #Grace

    Ugh. Hang in there!

  2. March 26th, 2009 at 9:13 pm #kate

    Sending healthy thoughts your way!

  3. March 27th, 2009 at 8:23 am #Sarah

    hospital waiting rooms are the worst. Someone should really take on the project of making the waiting more bearable. I suggest that the waiting rooms be redesigned in the style of First Class lounges at airports — complete with libraries, massage chairs, flat screen TVs, DVDs, ipod docking stations, and buffet meals.

    I’m going to call you this weekend.

  4. March 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm #jenny

    the thorn birds! you should have snagged it for me!

    am catching up on posts late because i just got back from boston. sending you good thoughts.