WIP Wednesday: Soothing Sock Knitting

So yesterday I had to take my father to the doctor in Boston, not the primary care but a specialist he sees very regularly. He had said he “didn’t feel good” which isn’t unusual because he has never been very good at actually describing symptoms. After a brief visit the nurse practitioner came out to my mother and I and said that she wanted him to go to the ER and be admitted. He’s got a lengthy list of issues he neglected to mention to my mother. I had not set my day up to handle that kind of delay. My brain kept saying “You’ll be hours in the ER, maybe even days”. As it turned out things worked out pretty well which is always nice when things don’t go as planned. He was settled into a cube in the ER when I had to run and pick up N and H. I could then leave her in charge of homework, dinner and general oversight until The Husband got home from work while I went back to see what progress had been made. Shortly after my return he was moved to a regular room with a plan of attack. He’ll have some tests today and then we’ll know what’s what. Through all this I had my sock. My plain old soothing stockinette sock knit in Regia silk color in color 184.

If you’d like to read more WIP Wednesday posts be sure to visit’s Tami’s Amis blog.

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18 Responses to WIP Wednesday: Soothing Sock Knitting

  1. Christine N says:

    Wow. That was an eventful day. Good thing it wasn’t serious and you had some knitting to keep things from getting boring.

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  2. Lisa says:

    I hope your father is ok ! But yes agreed, knitting always helps, especially socks that pretty!

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  3. iknead2knit says:

    Monkey wrench of a day to be sure, nice to know that knitting never fails! Hope all is well.

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  4. Sometimes I wonder what others do who don’t knit! When my day is spinning out of control, slipping yarn over needles is a comfort to be sure. Hope your dad is doing ok! Such a pretty sock! ~Lisa 🙂

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  5. YarnyDragonfly says:

    Thank goodness you had your sock to get you through that day. I hope your dad is okay and that he’ll be home again soon.

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  6. Janet says:

    I hope your Dad is on the mend soon. I’ve spent time with my mom in the ER — with and without knitting. Glad you had your sock with you.

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  7. Renee Anne says:

    ::sigh:: Men.

    My husband never tells me when anything is wrong, either. I have to practically force it out of him and then he’ll sit there an insist that “it’s not that bad, don’t worry about it, I don’t need to go to the doctor.” Drives me nuts. Especially when he wakes up in the middle of the night and drives himself to the ER….only to find out that he has a gallstone the size of a golf ball and he’ll be having his gallbladder out.

    That was two years ago, thankfully…but the actions are not uncommon for him.

    Hope it’s nothing serious.

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  8. I never understand people who go out without something to occupy themselves in their handbag/purse but I hadn’t considered knitting! I will ensure I have a small project in there in future.
    Hope your Dad gets well soon.

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  9. Pat(ricia) says:

    I’m so sorry to hear that your father has been admitted to hospital. I certainly hope that it’s nothing serious. You and your family are in my thoughts.

    I’m glad you seemed to manage well through the “crisis” – having family support certainly helps … as do the socks. The repetition can be just the ticket to keep the mind calm and focused during the interminable waiting.

    The wool looks absolutely delightful … bright and cheery. I hope it helps you feel better during all this.

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  10. Michelle says:

    Socks should be required tor every person who has to wait while a loved one makes unexpected visits to the hospital. Knitting certainly beats pacing. I hope that your father’s health improves so you can all return to the comforts of home

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  11. Marilyn says:

    Hope the tests all come back ok for your dad. And glad your day timed out so well. Isn’t sock knitting amazing?! And what pretty socks they’ll be!

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  12. Hope everything’s ok with your Dad. Sock knitting sounds like the perfect project when you need something to keep your hands busy 🙂

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  13. I hop everything works out alright – but he’s in the right place to get help. A vanilla sock is the perfect stress knitting project 🙂

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  14. Lysa says:

    Best wishes and vibes to your father. I’m glad your sock was there for you!

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  15. Kepanie says:

    What news to be told last minute like that. I hope he gets better soon. This color way looks like you’re doing color work! I thought you were at first glance. It’s great how your daughter is able to help out like that.

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  16. Deb Hickman says:

    Sorry to hear about your Dad, I hope he feels better soon. I love your socks, I’ve just bought some Regia, so will cast on my first pair of Vanilla socks, soon. I find just plain knitting, very calming, the click of the needles, I find really soothing. Deb x

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  17. Gretchen says:

    Hope all goes well. Knitting socks always helps one through a worrisome event! Never leave home without them.

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  18. Michele says:

    Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. Love the sock in progress; it is beautiful. I hope things work out ok for your Dad.

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