Friday our day started out with both of us up earlier than usual due to an appointment for Brad to get the staples out of his incisions following surgery on his shoulder last week. Imagine our surprise when we arrived to find that they tried to call and tell us his visit had to be rescheduled due to the surgeon having to perform emergency surgery. So, we headed home.
All the jostling around and driving on rough roads had Brad feeling a little queasy by the time we got home and I wasn’t feeling that great myself. Long story short…I have a kidney stone that has lodged itself in the ureter of my left kidney. I was seen at the ER and released and will see a specialist on Monday.
Our daughter and son-in-law dropped by to bring Brad some dinner while I was gone. They brought Baby Gabriel and apparently he was quite entertaining. He is almost five months old and very active. I’m sorry I missed it and look forward to seeing them all very soon.
I managed to get some knitting done while at the ER. I was drawing a crowd in the waiting room when the people realized I was actually knitting a sock. I enjoyed the conversation and met a man whose wife makes rosaries. I’ve lost track of how many hundreds of rosaries I’ve made since 1995 and as it turns out we belong to the same church.
I’m using a yarn-over cable stitch that runs up the top of the sock and continues all around the top in place of ribbing. It’s an easy stitch that I found in one of Barbara Walker’s stitch pattern books. It’s a knit three, purl two repeat for two rounds then you slip one, knit two, pass the slipped stitch over the two knitted stitches, purl two around. The next pattern round you knit one, yarn over, knit one, purl two around. Then you knit two rounds of knit three, purl two ribbing.
What you are doing is decreasing stitches on the first pattern round and increasing back on the second pattern round. It can be a bit tricky if you don’t pay attention especially if you are used to a slip one, knit two together, pass slipped stitch over pattern, but it doesn’t take long to memorize.