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    [–] [FO] All he wanted for his birthday was a pair of slippers that fit him... arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in knitting

    Thanks! yeah, I basically told mine I wouldn't ever make him socks with real sock yarn. I'm sure it would take me a year or so.

    [–] [FO] All he wanted for his birthday was a pair of slippers that fit him... arkady_scoresby 3 points ago in knitting

    That can happen, but if you check in on the work often during the process, it's unlikely you'll shrink something too far without noticing. It was easier to avoid overfelting with the manual process, compared with prior experience using a washing machine. The hardest thing for me to get used to was the way the work stretches out and gets bigger before it starts to shrink- that part is always terrifying but it works out. And, if the project dries and it's still too big, you can try to shrink it further.

    For this project, I had a minimum foot length-measurement in mind and kept a ruler next to the sink, so I could frequently check that I hadn't shrunken it too much. They still turned out slightly different sizes (within a half inch of each other I think?) but I'm trying not to be mad about it.

    [–] [FO] All he wanted for his birthday was a pair of slippers that fit him... arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in knitting

    have fun with them! I usually try to avoid anything where I have to make duplicates, but these knitted up pretty quickly

    [–] [FO] All he wanted for his birthday was a pair of slippers that fit him... arkady_scoresby 14 points ago in knitting

    ...but he wears a size 15/16 :[ Tough finding a pattern in the right size, but I think this worked out. These were hand-felted with help from a (brand-new, sparkling-clean) toilet plunger. I was surprised at how well it worked on my first try without a washing machine.

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felt-slippers-for-adults

    /u/Ravbot

    These were made with Cascade 220 wool in Azure, and the pattern took about 2.5-3 skeins. The pre-punched leather soles were ordered from https://joestoes.co.uk/

    (sorry for the previous duplicate post- I'm a new poster and I couldn't figure out how to put a picture in a post)

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    One of the best responses I've seen has been just a bland, neutral "Let's keep it professional, here." More of a response, and it gives the patient/ family the extra attention they are (often) looking for; less, and you feel kinda helpless. But it will depend on the situation. I was once called into a patient's hospital room for a code stroke and he shouted "it's a girl?!?" and I just replied, "It's your doctor, sir." It threw him off guard enough that I could just move on to the assessment.

    [–] [FO] All he wanted for his birthday was slippers that fit him... arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in knitting

    https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/felt-slippers-for-adults /u/LinkRav_Bot I used Cascade 220 worsted in azure, and this project took about 2.5 skeins. Pre-punched leather soles were ordered from Joes Toes (UK size 14/15) and they're so soft

    [–] Rant: I'm your doctor, please stop. arkady_scoresby 104 points ago in TwoXChromosomes

    JAMA published a great op-ed on this topic recently. It talked about the importance of attendings/people higher in the heirarchy modeling appropriate ways to defuse inappropriate comments from patients and families: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamainternalmedicine/article-abstract/2701633

    [–] My year-long mitten saga is finally complete! *insert Frodo gif here* arkady_scoresby 7 points ago in knitting

    I will NEVER stop complaining about second sock syndrome. This one picture shows endurance beyond my wildest dreams.

    [–] This is a public request to encourage u/claycorp to post some of his stained glass work. We would love to see your art. arkady_scoresby 12 points ago * (lasted edited 11 days ago) in StainedGlass

    Well, when I first found this thing I used to come here to provide support and encouragement to newcomers, not to be given a homework assignment. Sad to see that that's no longer welcome around here. Bye, glaziers. I'm out.

    Edit: a word

    [–] First attempt at anything. Feeling disheartened, maybe I dove in to something too difficult. or too detailed. Thoughts on how to make the balloons? arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in StainedGlass

    I came here to suggest glass drops, as well. It will be easier than cutting all those curves, and might add some nice dimension. Just make sure the globs are cleaned with dishsoap and water and thoroughly dried before you try to foil around their edges.

    [–] Am I (24m) overreacting by cutting contact with my family after their reaction to me coming out as gay? arkady_scoresby 3 points ago in relationships

    I agree with the other commenters- you have nothing to apologize for, and you are completely justified in putting your immediate physical safety first by removing yourself from the situation. Your mom and brother can apologize to you when they're ready, and it'll be your call how to handle it when they do. Sending love and strength.

    [–] Residency Program Impressions arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in neurology

    I guess the pendulum has swung back again, then. Back when I was applying, SDN was mostly just where people made each other feel like they had no chance of getting into med school. A few years ago when I checked it again, I was surprised to see how much more supportive the tone had become. Good luck in your search, and in the match!

    [–] Residency Program Impressions arkady_scoresby 1 points ago in neurology

    Sorry, haven't had recent contact with many of those programs. Has Student Doctor Network been any help?

    [–] Finished up my first lantern last night arkady_scoresby 2 points ago in StainedGlass

    Looks awesome, nice work! If you decide to make another- the thin clear glass that usually comes in those lanterns can be handy for making picture frames, if you are so inclined :)