Friday, February 18, 2011

Back to the land of the living....or the almost never ending flu!

Oh my goodness, I can't believe how much of February is already gone, and I'm just now getting around to doing simple things like crafting and blogging, heck throw working and exercising in there too!!  DS's birthday was the end of January, and he was with us this year...we went out to eat and had a great time, but by the end of the evening I started feeling not-so-well.  I tried to get some extra rest, but ended up with a fever the following morning anyway.  I started to feel better enough to try to work later the next week, but ended up with a second bout of fever knock me on my butt.  Found out later that DD had Influenza A and that is what had me down as well.  Down for nearly 3 weeks!!!  I hate being sick!!   Thankfully I am feeling better, still have a bit of a cough that just won't go away, but I've been able to get things done around the house, work and even get out to go walking. Oh does it feel good to be back on my feet!!

I have gotten a few things done to share.  I got  three of the 12 inch blocks for the BOM CAL 2011 on Ravelry.  These are for the "second" afghan.

  I've gotten one of the blocks for the "first" afghan and am going  to try and get the other done soon.
  I am debating on starting to sew these together so I don't have a ton of blocks to sew together at the end of the year.

I also got brave and finally gave knitting with double pointed needles a try :cD  I decided to give yoga socks a go since they did not involve turning a heel or using a special stitch to knit the toes together.  I am really pleased with how they turned out.  I think I may use the rest of the skein of sock yarn to try making a "real" sock (i.e. with a heel and toe) just for practice.

I made the "foot" part a little shorter than the pattern called for so I knew my forefoot would be able to make contact directly to the floor.  I think they turned out well, and I'm totally proud of myself for finally tackling those DPNs ;cD
We are enjoying a little stretch of warmer weather...up into the 60s today, woohoo!!  I made sure to get out and enjoy the weather.  I also had an unexpected day off work so made sure to make some time for myself amongst all the overdue cleaning.  I really need it since amongst everything else I have been having some ex issues of late.  One of those "when it rains it pours" starts to the month.  Well, I hope you all have been off to a better start than we have been here.  On a positive note, it can only get better, right? Right!!  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Country Mouse


Anita said...

Hi Country Mouse, Had a tough start to the year by the sounds of things. Nothing worse than the flu knocking you off your feet for that long. It is better to rest and get right over it, because it seems to hang around longer otherwise. Love the blocks you are doing and socks ie heels and toes.....easy peasy. You'll have no trouble getting them done. Take care, Kind regards, Anita.

vtquilter said...

Sorry you got hit with the flu bug. Rest and taking it easy are hard to do but the only way to get recovered quickly. Glad you are feeling better and are getting back to normal. Love the knitting and good job on the socks! I've done one.. the heel wasn't too hard, i just never made the second one!

Sandy said...

The flu is nasty for sure. Hope by now you're back in the pink of things.

Love the colors on your first 2 squares, nice squares too.

Making some blog rounds this am from our 101 CAL group.

Have a great day