Monday, February 23, 2015

Sick Day

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.

13 comments:

Yarngiraffe said...

Now that I knit and because I live in an apt (and don't need to shovel) I have to admit that I'm liking my self-imposed snow days. Getting a lot of knitting and tv watching done.

I just finished two shawls and am thinking of what to do next. I've been enjoying watching the process of your fiar, as that's in my library too. I've been thinking of maybe some crochet or knit tanks/shirts. Can't decide though.

Ravelry: yarngiraffe

AtPlayWithFiber said...

One of the best things about living in AZ is the winter. No snow this year so far. If we do get snow it only lasts till lunch.

Ravelry:AtPlayWithFiber

Lee said...

This has not been my favorite winter by far! My daughter has had some health issues ans spent eight days in the hospital and needed lots of attention and commuting after that. Of course, I'm glad to help,her in any way that I can, but it has been very stressful! Anyway, the snow has actually been a blessing because her classes were canceled some days and I was able to have extra time to knit :)

Marianne said...

Yes...the occasional snow cancelation of work has been a boon to knitting time interspersed with shoveling. Have been trying out different mitten patterns. Enjoyed the Wayland Farmers Market fiber day this past Saturday...a great distraction. Rav ID: 58hollett

jensimoneau said...

I do consider snow days guilt free knitting days. I'm looking to start a colorful project to counter the blues and grays all around.

Feel better soon!

Jen
jensknits on Ravelry

Judy11 said...

Snow a huge factor in my life now - plus that hand surgery that is not healing has kept me out of knitting for over a month. Cabin fever and can't even knit - not a pretty combo here :(

rurallyeverafter said...

If anything, the snow takes away from my knitting time. I'm out shoveling it! And when I do get to sit down, I just fall asleep! I can't wait for winter to be over so I'll have more free time.
Christine (iownapaint on Rav)

Sheila said...

We've actually had a fairly warm and sunny winter here in Oregon, but I still dealt with my dislike of the general gloom of an Oregon winter by going to Florida for 10 days this month.
SheilaOKeefe on Rav

Sarah said...

I'm under the Boston 100+ inches. I actually don't mind shoveling. So I've tried to combine as much knitting as possible with getting outside to shovel and break up ice. I have family in Chicago and upstate NY, so I may be able to complain about snow, but not the cold.

LilyD on rav

Anonymous said...

I am originally from Buffalo,Ny,so I am use to this kind of weather. I am have been making a lot of soups,so our home has been smelling yummy.
I just finished kniiting my first custom fit sweater....just have to seam it together. This is going to be the year of the baby for us ......so I am having fun kniiting for that.
Plus I always seem to have a hat in progress....
Hope you are feeling better;)
Mumula on Raverly

NicoleS said...

Winter has not been kind to me this year - I've fallen on ice and broken bones a couple of times now (wrist in December, ankle recently). PSA, everyone: be careful walking on ice!

You'd think I'd have a lot of time to knit since I'm stuck on the couch, but I'm able to work from home and am doing a lot of overtime. I did start a sock yesterday, though.

NicoleS

Kim Berman said...

Winter knitting is the BEST, but this winter has been too long to even enjoy the fibery goodness of wool and needles in my hands.

Sigh, but I am working (finally) on my Honey Bunches from the Yarn Knot. That red is keeping me feeling warm and cozy.

MomOTwins on Rav

Anonymous said...

I'm knitting Schnee and resisting the urge to buy more yarn.

pomaflah on ravelry