The socks that went to Prague are still working their way into a full pair of socks…I cast on in the airport, I think, and I am now on the homestretch of the second sock. Until these are done, I am refusing to start other projects. And there are so many that I want to move on to! So with the finish line in sight, I have started dragging the sock everywhere – including to my dental appointment this week. Based on this experience, here are a few tips for getting through a dental cleaning:
First, take the last appointment of the day. No extra poking and scraping will be done when everyone wants to get home.
Second, take your knitting with you. You are going to want something with very small pointy needles. Socks will do. Choose something that you can knit without looking at your needles.
Start knitting as soon as you hit the chair. This is going to really throw your dental hygienist. Or at least mine was completely baffled. No matter what she poked at, scraped at, or tortured me with, I didn’t stop stitching away. I got about an inch of sock done and my dental hygienist probably did the fastest cleaning she has ever done in her life. All in all, it was one of the most pleasant cleanings I have had in quite awhile.