It was bound to happen. Over the weekend the current cold-from-hell circulating in my household finally caught up with me. This particular strain includes a killer cough complete with violent coughing fits intent on bursting a vessel. In fact last week I took my son to the doctor because his cough was disturbingly bad. The doctor assured us it wasn't pneumonia but warned us to come back if it got worse.
I was taking all kinds of precautions to keep this awful bug at bay - tea, mega doses of Vitamin C, more tea and keeping a safe distance from anyone with the slightest sniffle. I even considered locking myself in a room, but in the end that just wasn't a practical option. Despite my valiant efforts, on Friday I could feel the cold creeping in and by Sunday I was down. This limited my schedule in many ways, but it didn't keep me from picking up my knitting.
Even though I felt miserable, forward progress on Fiar kept me in good spirits. Today I've definitely turned the corner. I'm back at it and making up for lost time.
We're heading into the last week of February, and it's time for the monthly giveaway. Leave a comment and include your Ravelry ID. If this winter has been particularly challenging in your neck of the woods, how have you been coping? Have snow days given you extra knitting time? What's on your needles? Is anyone looking ahead to spring knitting?
The winner, chosen at random, will receive a skein of Dirty Water DyeWorks yarn - winner's choice. The contest closes on Monday, March 2, 2015.