Sunday, October 21, 2007

sick as a...

28may07


yep, i've been sick as a dog, all weekend! i don't think i've ever been this ill before - i'll spare you the gory details, but there was a LOT of puking. eventually, i had to phone NHS 24, who thought i sounded so ill that they sent an on-call doctor out late last night with some marvellous drugs to stop the puking, and i feel a little bit better now.
to distract us all from the yucky sickness, here's something pretty:

uptown boot socks


pattern: "uptown boot socks" from favorite socks
yarn: colinette jitterbug, unknown colourway (one of the mill-end bargains from the trip to the colinette mill shop)
modifications: deliberate modifications included making the ribbed cuff longer than written, and doing an eye-of-partidge heel flap. i also reversed the cabling on the second sock to make it a mirror image of the first. accidental modifications included a couple of cables on the second sock being twisted the wrong way, and the second sock somehow ending up about an inch longer than the first! (i may have accidentally worked an extra cable pattern repeat on the leg).
hopefully that will tide us over until i'm feeling better - luckily, i finished them on friday, since i'm even too ill to knit (& that's how you know it's serious!)

6 comments:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hope you're on the mend - sounds like you've had a hellish weekend.
India

Kathleen said...

Gosh, you must've been ill if they sent you an actual doctor! These things are rarely heard of these days.

Sorry to hear you have been ill, sounds awful.

Your socks are lovely- are they for yourself or the RSA?
Kathleen x

Victoria said...

Sorry to hear you've been ill, hope you feel better soon. The socks are gorgeous though! x

soCherry said...

Hope you feel better soon :)
See you soon
Elaine x

Julie said...

I'm glad the puking has stopped; I hope you are completely well very soon!

roro said...

Gah! How awful. Glad the drugs helped and that you're feeling a little better. Best wishes for a speedy recovery (and what a cute dog!)