Living room. It hasn't been too lively in there. Lots of sort of woe is me lying about. Coughing, napping, sputtering, tissues strewn about. The whole household has been hit within a staggered week and a half. I think of you lovely people with multiple people, children, siblings, parents and cannot imagine how you guys handle an "outbreak" in your homes. One of us wants to be cuddled quite a bit, the other wants to be left alone like a wounded animal and might snap at you if you don't bring the tea fast enough (that would be me) and the other becomes narcoleptic, and WOW with the snoring. My relationship with my husband goes back to when we were young and dumb, but wow, we have never had to weather this kind of snoring before, tough times ;)
this is also when you know it's not just a relationship of convenience but perhaps love, ha!
I've watched the vacancies in the cubicles at work move it's way down through our department like one of those pandemic charts you find in The Economist. shudder.
But this fresh breeze has blown through. We seem over the worst of it. The rains have begun (finally) again and we're all hoping for some more renewal and rejuvenation.
Just like my knitting. Here's the report in brief:
I have been obsessive about untangling this yarn in my free healthy time. I had to cut the purple yarn and it still took me days of sorting and balling. The yarn had pilled so much it fused together in places. I used my embroidery scissors to try and clean some of the little fiber balls off, and whoops! I cut really close to the stitches on the needles. But now I have 2 balls of yarn ready for the next stage and I backed out the last row, so I have a proper tail to join and start up again. It's just waiting for some quality time :)
I think I might've fallen asleep working on my pipsqueaks so I may not have counted my rows properly, but I will pick these up again this weekend. I am not to concerned, but I would love it to be exactly the same for both socks.
And then there's this:
I wanted to knit a warm hat for Little Harrigan, so cute ... and pretty bald. Alas, as I started to get concerned about how much yarn I had left, I realize that I was knitting the TEEN size and not the Toddler. Ha! It wouldn't be such a loss if I had enough yarn to finish the teen size ... but I don't.
Back to the drawing board.
It's happening this weekend. Maybe a little baking, definitely as much exercise as I can get. Some salad eating inspired by Karen. Maybe a weekend post. The sweater remains in time out!
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend. Stay healthy, knit strong :)