Dudes, I am sick. I have been miserable since Saturday afternoon and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. And my symptoms are so stupid! Seriously, if a patient came in to see me complaining of these symptoms, I would inwardly roll my eyes, label them a drama queen, and have absolutely no useful recommendations for feeling any better. I seem to have traditional Influenza, minus the cough/congestion, but add debilitating nausea. If I wasn't
completely neurotic disciplined about taking my pill every night, I would suspect I was pregnant. Well, pregnant plus chills and body aches, but no fever. It is the chills with no fever that is most baffling to me. If I didn't take Tylenol every four hours, I strongly suspect I would have died days ago.
How sick am I? Well, many times over the last few days I have collapsed onto the couch and realized I am TOO SICK TO KNIT! That, my friends, just ain't right. That is also the reason I have very little to show you.
I did get my first afghan square blocked. As I was pinning it into place, I realized that I didn't take ANY notes while I was knitting it, which is going to make writing up the pattern awfully interesting. I think I will end up knitting a second square the same to make sure I get the directions correct.
The skein of Paradise homespun has a new buddy.
And I finished my second pair of the Lithuanian socks.
The only thing that bugs me about this pattern is the jog. For the second sock, I thought I would try Meg Swanson's tricks to hide a jog, but I was unenthused by the results.
Sock #1 with typical jog.
Sock #2 - "unjogged"
It just doesn't seem like much of an improvement. I'm going to research the topic a little more, and if I come up with anything better, I'll share it.
My current state of being is freezing and nauseated, so it must be time for more Tylenol. Stay tuned to see if I pull through.