I have done a thorough investigation and can now confidently say that being sick sucks. Refusing to lay down and rest so as to get better seems to prolong being sick. Doing even more stuff than usual because you’re busy and things need to get done seems to actually make it worse. Despite my very best efforts, I appear not to be able to will this germ away and have had to actually lay down and rest as opposed to saying I will lay down and rest and completely neglecting to do so. I really don’t think this is fair and would like to lodge a complaint with the appropriate authority. Please do let me know if you find contact information for said authority.
I have actually managed to get a fair bit of knitting done (while resting…in bed…under blankets…with hot tea and other strengthening medicines ready to hand). Heather’s sock is clicking away (I’m past the tricky point and it now also qualifies as easy knitting) and needs only an inch or two of foot plus a toe to be finished. The zombie sock is also going well and I continue to be unreasonable smitten with it given that it is such a simple little thing. It’s made with Creatively Dyed Yarn’s Luxury in Weston. I picked it up in Pittsburgh back in February. Amazingly enough, when these are finished I will have used all the yarn in that photo. The top one turned into Diluvian, the purplish-gray one turned into Peregrinate, the pink one turned into Anemochory, and the last one is on the needles. This is almost unheard of. It seems I generally like to let yarn marinate in my stash for a year or two before deciding to bring it out and use it.
And thanks to everyone for your thoughts on the camera/ipad/wheel decision. I have a feeling I’ll get the camera first, as it is more or less a reasonable business expense and will be useful for future big projects. The wheel and ipad are more toys and alas, will have to wait.
- October 28, 2010
I’m trying to decide between getting a fancy camera, an ipad, and a spinning wheel. I find the juxtaposition unreasonably amusing.
I’m still not dead. I may even be showing signs of returning life. I say this because I’ve recently found myself possessed by the overwhelming need to knit something. Alas, I do not currently have the attention span or the stamina necessary to tackle the (somewhat complicated) project for Heather’s book. So I cast on something idiot simple.
So far the steps are, find some pretty yarn. This is rather easy to do in this house and so takes no particular effort. Cast on a sockish number of stitches. This is more or less second nature by this point. Knit ribbing for a while. Whack something simple yet decorative over on the side — the sort of thing that doesn’t even require counting, just looking. Knit. This approach has the advantage of feeling like knitting yet not requiring more brain power than I can muster at the moment. I’m kinda liking it.
It also has the advantage of being knittable in low-light conditions. This is an important consideration if you’re going to drag your disease-ridden carcass out to a show and want to knit while you’re there. Now normally I wouldn’t advocate doing any such thing. Sick people should stay home in bed and rest and keep their germs to themselves. But in this case, we’d bought tickets ages ago, and they were really good seats. I couldn’t quite justify staying home. So we took the sock to see Great Big Sea, and they were nifty.
Also nifty, Laura over at Handwerks has just announced her latest club. This one is travel-themed and looks to be marvelous. I love Laura’s yarn (I used it in Gramercy and in one of the book socks) and I’m sure I’ll be using it again in the future. Do yourself a favor and check it out, it’s good stuff!
- October 25, 2010
Not dead, just sick and super freaking busy (not the best combination). I’ll return when I can. Thanks to all of you who wished me well. The drugs should kick in any day now and I’m sure I’ll be back to my normal chipper productive self shortly.
- October 21, 2010
So that cold? That cold I was valiantly and stoically fighting off? The one I was ignoring with truly impressive persistence? Yeah. Not a cold. More like pneumonia. Admittedly, mild pneumonia, but icky none the less. I’ve been given antibiotics, an inhaler, and strict orders to take to my bed for a day or two. So nothing of substance here, just a little bowl of pretty yarn. Some day soon I’ll come back with actual content.