Rats! I thought I would dodge the flu bullet this year, but I guess it is not to be (Hey, I even got the shot – how fair is that?). My throat hurts, my joints hurt, my head hurts – even my hair hurts. But mostly my throat. And I blame my husband. Despite the fact that I hang out with germ laden rug rats all day, I got it from him. Was there something in the marriage contract fine print that said we had to share everything? I think not!

So I will distract myself with some mindless (aagh – I must feel bad. I had to type that word four times) knitting – aka socks. I finished the first Sensational Socks That Rock Sock. However, to avoid the dreaded second sock syndrome I have vowed not to post a picture until the second one is done. But as I am on the cuff of the second sock and it is garter rib, I think it qualifies as mindless enough to knit while you’re sick.

This however, does not:


I have joined Junie Ann’s KAL. No, this does not mean I have started something new. This KAL is dedicated to finishing something that you have had on the needles for plus or minus three years and just can’t bring yourself to finish. Kongsberg sadly falls into this category. I really love this sweater, but for some reason just can’t force myself to start on the sleeves. There are some areas that looks as if you need to be pretty creative with your floats and it has me intimidated. Under the terms of the KAL, each week you must do something. Even if it’s casting on, going to the store for buttons or englarging the chart – that counts. I guess you could consider it the small step method. And small steps should eventually translate into a finished sweater. We’ll see. I don’t think, though, that this is a job to tackle when one is feeling puny.

I will, however, introduce you to St. Brigid. She would obviously be progressing at greater speed if I hadn’t gotten sidetracked by lace and socks, but she is lovely nevertheless. Designer – Starmore, Yarn – Knit Picks Wool of the Andes, Neeles – size 5.


And, speaking of lace, I have finished the body of Snowdrop and am now working on the edging.


This, too, does not seem to be a project for the weak of body and fuzzy of head, so it will also have to wait until I feel better. On the positive side, I have absolutely nothing scheduled for this weekend so I can sit on the couch, wrapped in an afghan, drinking tea and knitting on my sock. In fact, I think I’ll go do that right now.

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  1. I think that socks are the best comfort knitting there is, I can see that a fuzzy mind just wouldn’t work with your other projects. Hope you feel better soon.

  2. Hope you’re feeling better soon.

    I’ve always wondered about those flu shots. What flu do they protect against? Have they ever prevented me from actually getting a flu? I get the shot every year, but it seems like I get the flu just as often as everybody else.

    The knitting pictures are beautiful, as always. I really need to try some Socks that Rock – as soon as I can rationalize buying more sock yarn. It may be a while.

  3. This is too weird. I almost ordered the Kongsberg pattern last night, but figured then I’d have to order the yarn to go with it, and then I’d have to endure that eye-rolling look from my husband who would say “you already have enough yarn to last two lifetimes”. So I didn’t. But now I might have to. I am just going to tell him that it’s your fault.

    I also have “the bug”. I’ve been home sick on the couch the past two days, with the tea, the knitting, and the blanket. I sort of thought everybody that was whining about this bug was being a weenie, but it really has kicked my you-know-what. Hope you feel better soon!

  4. Poor Dorothy! I had it just after the hurricane (because life wasn’t quite juicy enough right?) and it really kicked my butt too! My Rx concurs with yours… tea, warm blanket and sock knitting!

    Your WIP’s are all gorgeous! I love that Kongsberg especially…you better finish it!!

    Feel better hunny!

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