Sunday, March 16, 2008

even more pathetic

well, the battle for "who feels the worst" is ongoing, and despite the best efforts of the cat in the foot splint, i'm edging ever closer to a win. the "just a cold" that i had in my last blog post transformed suddenly into a truly hideous chest infection, necessitating a friday night trip to the emergency on-call doctor, and numerous prescriptions for large doses of inhalers, steroids, and antibiotics - a great start to the weekend! i'm starting to feel a tiny bit better now, but the simple act of breathing is still occupying most of my energy & attention, so nothing much else is getting done around here. the spinning & dyeing has come to an abrupt halt (which is stressing me out just a little bit, as i'm working to an order deadline of, oh, the end of next week!), and there hasn't been much sweater-knitting either.
but despite all the things that weren't getting done, i decided that i needed (nay, deserved!) a little pick-me-up...

picot monkeys


and in the world of knitting, that means casting on for something new - yet another pair of monkey socks for me, with the so-cute picot edging modification that's been popping up all over the place, knitted this time in Socks that Rock lightweight from the BMFA mill-end sale (i think the colourway is "socktopus", but as it's a mill-end skein i'm not 100% sure about that). i have't knitted with StR for a few months, and had forgotten how gorgeous it is to work with - so soft & squashy! so even though progress is slow (the massive doses of inhalers i'm taking have the unfortunate side effect of making my hands shake - not great for knitting!), i'm enjoying every little stitch (when i'm not busy coughing, that is).

3 comments:

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hey, sorry to see that you are not so well. HOpe you improve quickly.
India

TangledFrog said...

Ugh! When it rains, it pours! Sending lots of positive, healthy thoughts your way...

Flavaknits said...

Hope you feel better soon! The sock/yarn is gorgeous , what a great pick-me-up!