Waiting around

In recent weeks I’ve spent a lot of time sitting in waiting rooms and it’s an activity that looks likely to be part of my life for a while yet…. next up is another trip to see a dentist (my fourth in the past month and not my last). I started off taking my Leftie shawl, but there are various colours to contend with and I took the wrong balls the week before last and so was unable to knit whilst waiting for the car to have its MOT, plus it’s getting a bit big. I, therefore, decided to start work on some simple granny squares to make into a blanket for charity… these have the added benefit that, even when you have toothache, you have the mental capacity to make them.

I had a big cone of dark green yarn that was given to me a few years ago specifically to make items for charity and this seemed ideal for my purpose. In fact, I’m enjoying making simple squares so much, that I’ve done very little work on anything else for the past couple of weeks. Indeed, I have so many now, I’ve started to join them together, using some other donated yarn:

I’m planning to make this into a good big blanket to keep someone really warm – the wool is a bit rough at the moment, but its softening as I work it and I’ll give it a wash once its finished.

So, what projects do you take with you when you have a lot of waiting to do?

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  1. Ideally socks! Small projects with fine yarn – which gives me more crochet time for the weight that I am carrying. This is still a bit of a pipe dream however as I have yet to master crocheting socks! Are you joining as you go?

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    • I’ve just mastered sock crocheting. They are not with the finest wool, though – that is a job I will try at a later date. Anyway, good luck in your endeavours.

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  2. I always used to take crochet, but these days I take the Business Day and work my way through the 3 crosswords and (attempts at) sudoku.

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  3. Ann Pole

     /  June 23, 2019

    Hope you get your tooth sorted soon. X

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  4. I usually take my Kindle (or book) and try to catch up with what’s going on as I usually read at bedtime and often fall asleep mid-chapter 😴
    Good luck with your ongoing dental treatment. If it’s any comfort – I had a root canal done which even the dentist wasn’t very optimistic about but, though it’s taken a few months to settle down, I think it’s done the trick.

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  5. Oh yuck – dental issues!! Hope it’s sorted soon. I like what you are doing with that yarn – that shade of green is soothing. On the rare occasions when I have to wait I take my kindle. Though if I had to wait today I’d probably take the ‘wristers’ (fingerless gloves) I’ve been making as I learn Celtic Crochet. They are smallish and easy to convey,

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  6. For a short wait, a book or the Kindle, for a longer wait, I’d take a hexie kit or a single block that needed hand quilting…. All the best with the dental torture; although I’ve never had anything big done, I’m breaking into a cold sweat in sympathy.

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  7. A book or kindle that I can fit in my bag. Sympathies for your dental difficulties – The Management seems to be having a run of dental problems so I’m familiar with the difficulties. Hope they’re sorted soon.

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  8. A book for me too. When I am choosing books in the Library I try to select at least one smallish one that will slip into my bag. Perfect, especially for tram travel into town.

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  9. Ugh, the dentist. I hope it’s all fixed soon. I take a book or something that involves writing.

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  10. I read. πŸ˜‰ Good luck!

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  11. Crochet is always a good way of passing the time on my bus journey to work. I don’t notice the long queues of traffic which means less stress. I hope you soon have no more appointments but nice that you have something constructive to do.

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  12. I love little granny squares for blankets to donate. I take my library book for waiting rooms, no wonder I get through so many books each month.

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  13. I love how crafty and creative you are! Hope the dentist goes well…
    I’ve nominated you for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’ on my blog, there’s a few questions there for you if you want to join in! Thank you for your inspiring posts πŸ™‚

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  14. Yeowch! I hope your dental woes are sorted out soon! My own loitering time usually finds me with my nose in a book, or I’ll work away at a Beastie body… ghoulish as that sounds!

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    • I’m off to see a specialist dentist in a couple of days – fingers crossed it will be sorted out soon. Sadly, I’ve also spent lots of time recently waiting at garages, vets and doctors… and there are several more appointments to attend 😦

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  15. I like that green color a lot! And it must be nice to know that, even if you are whiling away time, you’re working to make someone else’s life nicer.

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