Random Acts of Knitting

Yeah, know posts have been sparse lately, and they probably will continue to be so for the week or so, too.  I was in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA last week for an annual gathering of friends from around the country.  We had a great time!  As usual, I spent my downtime knitting and committing random acts of knitting.

What are random acts of knitting?  Here’s what it is to me.  For example, I love to knit washcloths.  I would finish one at work, and then pick the coworker nearest to me to give it to.  Usually, I just toss it at them, and they are usually quite happy to receive a handmade item.  I don’t need it.  I have plenty of hand knit stuff, including washcloths, so, I give some stuff away.

On this trip, we were all gathered up in our hotel suite, and I finished a scarf.  I asked if someone wanted it, and Abby, who has a 14-year-old daughter, asked if she could have it for her.  Of course!  I hope the young lady likes it.

Next, I can finished a beanie.  Again, I asked who wanted it.  Annie spoke up first, and she got it.  It looked cute on here!  She was quite happy, too.

So, that’s what random acts of knitting are.  It’s finishing a piece and giving it away immediately.  Have you ever committed random acts of knitting?  Tell me about what you did in the comments!


Off Topic: Got a Root Canal

Yep, an off topic post.  I got a root canal on Monday.  It wasn’t too bad, but I really don’t want to get another one.

I had been feeling pain in my jaw since about last Thursday.  I kept telling myself that it was just sinus pain, even when it didn’t feel like sinus pain.  You know, that dull achy feeling you get when you have a sinus infection and can feel it in your teeth.  Well, the pain wasn’t that, and it got so bad by Sunday night, I decided to call the dentist the next day.

So, yesterday I went to the dentist, who looked at the tooth which was causing the pain, and she got me an immediate appointment with with an endodontist.

I went to the endodontist and he did some some unpleasant things to my tooth to test sensitivity and such.  Ouch.  Then more ouch came.

To make a long story short, he performed a root canal and I feel better, actually.  I do have some residual pain from the procedure and from holding my open so long (it took about a half hour), but I’m taking a lot of ibuprofen per the endodontist.

Summing things up, root canals aren’t the horrible thing they used to be.  Dentistry has come a long way, and dentists who perform procedures are a lot more aware of how to manage pain during a procedure and after.  Technology changes, too.  So, if your mom had a root canal twenty years ago and said that it was horrible, remember, things change.  Your experience, though it still may suck, also may be a lot better.


Ephrata Arts and Crafts Fest

I want to cross-post from my hooping blog, Jennabee Hoops, that I will be at the Ephrata Arts and Crafts Fest on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 9am-3pm promoting hooping, but I will also have some lovely handmade things, besides handmade hoops, for sale.

If you are in the area, I’d love to see you there!  I’ll have a hoop you can try your hand at waist hooping with, free stickers (only if you try to hoop!), feathery fascinators, handmade jewelry, and some fun handknit things, too.  I may even try busking if I’m near the music and have someone to cover for me at my booth.

It should be a good time, and the weather looks decent, but hot.  Come on out and support local Ephrata, PA businesses and artisans!