What do you bring when you visit a friend in the hospital?  Silly Question.  Basically, everything. (Note: Friend is totally fine.)

I packed my big canvas bag with snacks, water, paperwork, a book, iPad, and of course, knitting. It weighed a ton. Specifically I brought “Deadline knitting”.  What better project(s) to bring when you are a captive audience.

While I was there, I finished a swatch and needed to block it. In my head flowed the following thoughts:

Good.  Finished swatching.
I need to block it.
I guess I’ll have to block it when I get home.
Really don’t want to wait that long.
Wait a minute, (wheels slowly turning despite massive amounts of caffiene)….
I have everything (here) I need in one form or another.

Soaked the swatch in a hospital pitcher. Then laid it out on the air conditioner vent to dry.

Voila, blocked and ready.  It’s the little things that please me so.

So in the end, the knitting tally was:
1. knit, washed, blocked swatch.

2. few rows on mindless knitting when mindlessness was required. French Cancan in Anzula Cricket (DK: 80% Merino, 10% Nylon, 10% Cashmere, 250 yards).

3. finished the Squish Me Cap for the shop as a sample, knit with Anzula For Better or Worsted (Worsted: 80% Merino, 10% Cashmere, 10% Nylon, 200 yards). By the way, if you’ve never knit with this yarn, I totally recommend it.  Besides having one of the best names I’ve ever come across for a yarn, it is deliciously soft and a pleasure to work with.

Waiting time used well. Patient home and recovering.