Monday, August 4, 2008

And Yet Another Short Pause

We are off tomorrow for Bangkok, where the doctors are able to fix body parts in ways that American doctors cannot, thanks to your friends at the FDA.

For those who are about to panic in my behalf, don't. The entire treatment plan was approved by our doctors here; the surgeons' credentials are impeccable, and I can eat my fill of Thai food until I explode (not a bad way to go, really.)

I am bringing yarn and needles for two simple shawls (Bee Fields and Garden Party), which I may or may not feel like working on. Just having the supplies in my luggage, though, gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling. Now that I think of it, though, perhaps warm and fuzzy are two adjectives to avoid in steamy Bangkok.

After 12 days in Thailand (sorely lacking in yarn shops), we will spend some time in Japan, where yarn shops abound. Our trip will include a few hours at Avril (Habu's Mother Ship), as well as Okadaya, which has the largest selection of craft books I have ever seen.

If I see anything interesting, silly, or educational, you can be sure that I will post it here.

Harry is ecstatic, of course, as he can visit his 14,324 siblings and try out the new Japanese craze: Fizzy Eel Drink. I will probably share neither experience with him, but he will at least be out of my hair for a few days. The TSA listened to a bit of his singing and immediately banned his karaoke machine from the airplane. Finally, a sensible decision from Homeland Security!

30 comments:

domesticshorthair said...

Have a good trip and I wish you success on your procedure. Do you think I could take Harry's place on the trip? I could pack light!

Leslie said...

I wish you a good trip with a successful and uneventful treatment! Lucky Harry - If I leave my harmonica at home could I take his place??

missalicefaye said...

Best wishes for your travels and doctor visits. Bring plenty of yarn so you don't suffer withdrawal during those twelve yarn shop-free days!

Carolyn said...

Have a good trip, avoid typhoons, and may the procedure do everything it is supposed to.

And oh, do report in on all the lovely yarns and books in Japan!

Soo said...

Good luck with the doctor stuff and have a great trip!

Dave said...

Have a safe and productive journey. Say "hi" to all of Harry's siblings for me. :-)

nurhanne said...

You'll almost be in my neighbourhood!
Many wishes for a safe trip and successful treatment.

Smitten Knitten said...

Safe journey and our wishes for a speedy recovery. A stopover in Japan seems like an excellent reward for being poked and prodded in any country.

Anonymous said...

We, here at the Office, have of course been keeping an eye on you, regardless of our recent communication failure. We heartily approve of anything that you can do to repair yourself and return you to us in your ever-glorious condition. Er, we also hope that since it IS Thailand, that Roy remains, well, Roy. Safe journey. Safe treatment. I'll send some good intentions your way.

Miss T said...

Best wishes for a safe trip!

A mouthful said...

I hope you have a simple procedure and a smooth recovery! I have to say I could not be trusted in a Japanese craft book store, I would send home a shipping container full! Good luck :)

errs said...

Good luck, safe travels and a speedy recovery.

Francesca said...

In bocca al lupo (break a leg) for everything!

Jane said...

Dear Susan,

I will be sending positive thoughts your way for a sucessful treatment! I hope you will feel well enough to enjoy the knitting/crafts out there and it's a perfect opportunity for "retail therapy".

Lorette said...

I also wish you success on your treatment. But now I can't get the vision of exploding Pad Thai out of my head. Have a safe trip!

gjabouri said...

I wish you a safe trip, successful treatment and a speedy recovery.

Janice in GA said...

Have a safe trip there and back again. May your surgeon's hands be sure and certain, and may he do everything you need done, and may he do it very, very well.

Oh, and don't die, ok? Please?

yarnlot said...

I wish you an optimal continuation of the treatment.
Keep an eye on Harry, he is prone to elope with an exotic Asian spider beauty...

2trees said...

WOW
I second janiceinga. Please take care.

Carol said...

Hope you have a good trip!

kristina said...

Wishing you a safe trip and all goddess-speed with your treatment. And, please give my regards to Harry.

loribird said...

I'll be thinking of you and wishing you a successful procedure and speedy recovery.

travellersyarn said...

Good luck and good health in Thailand, and please report back from Avril!

√úhltje said...

I hope all goes well and that you will have plenty of opportunity to enjoy the trip and have some fun.

KnitYoga said...

Wishing you all the very best with your treatment and for a good visit. Hope you are able to buy lots of gorgeous yarn, mags, books, etc, etc, etc, and have some fun, too.

Shea said...

Good luck on your treatment. Have a great time hunting for yarn shops while recovering!

Judith said...

best thoughts for a speedy and uneventful recovery. Can't wait to see what goodies you come back with!

be well,
Judith

Opal said...

You'll be in my thoughts. I wish you the best of luck and good fortune!

Karla (ThreadBndr) said...

Best of luck, you are in my prayers, both for the journey and the treatment. You'll like the Bee Fields, it is moderatly interesting, but simple enough for working "on the go".

Did you corrct your copy of page 9 if you got one of the early kits or downloads. Row 12/13/14 (left hand side) of the "bee swarm" chart - you'll be able to see where it isn't right. I just fudged it by making it more or less mirror the right side.

Tytbody said...

Hi, fleegle, I would like to know where are you heels so I can see one done? So many have done your sock heals from the toe up but they seem to be using stripped yarn and I can't see what my heel is suppose to look like, Any way you have a better example? so I won't get too lost in trying to do this?