It was bound to happen. I mean, you knew it would, right? When you're over 40, the germs kick your butt almost as soundly as the dudes down at the Community Center. Jim is sick.
Don't worry about him too much. I am now about 80 percent and will make huge vats of soup and toss warm blankets over him. He will not go unattended. Thank you all so much for your well wishes and for making Jim feel so welcomed as my guest blogger. There was a day or two there where I got just the tiniest bit jealous that he may be funnier than I..... Nah!
Can someone tell me why it seems that facial hair seems to grow more/faster/thicker when you're sick? Is it just me? It is?
During my convalescence, I managed to squeeze out one of the most satisfying, little knits ever. I had been saving one precious skein of Schoppel-Wolle Naturbelassen Baby Alpaka that I purchased at Stitches East. Oh, how I lament my own stinginess now because, folks, this yarn? SO NICE! Big, thick, worsted, baby alpaca in respectable yardage in all of the lovely neutral colors I adore. What was I thinking buying only ONE SKEIN?! Crazy!
When I saw the Scrumptious Neck Warmer pattern appear on Ravelry sometime last week, I knew that this was the pattern for my one skein.
Although I only knit maybe two or three rows per day, I finally finished it sometime at the end of week and lovingly wore it all weekend. And I mean ALL weekend.
We also had a little photo shoot this weekend, although I was not allowed to come within five feet of Gianna per her grandmother's strict orders. Nor was she allowed inside my biohazard dome. My favorite non-knitting coworker took some awesome pictures while I entertained her vaccinated children with Oreos and water. That's right Oreos and water, I said it. I was sick! Had I been game on, I assured her that there would have been hot cocoa and homemade cookies (sure there would....).
And look, we even got her to wear the hat!