Bugs and Knitting

    This is my second day in a row to be home sick with a bug. All right, so that’s not very professional sounding. What else could I call it? I can think of some things like: The stuff everyone else at work or their families has or has had?  The creeping crud? A virus? The flu? A sore throat?  It all depends on your perspective…There is a list of  symptoms with which I will not bore you, except for one. I have little or no energy.  It is strange to feel like this since I am the resident Whirling Dervish on a normal day. Most other days you can combine that with Energized Bunny to describe me.

    If there are any psych nurse or health care workers, I am not  depressed. It’s just a bug, which should  hopefully  go away quickly. In the meantime, I am doing all of the right nursing measures like forcing fluids; resting; making myself eat; and knitting. Yes, knitting. šŸ™‚ It is good for the body, soul and spirit. Can you tell I think it has healing properties? Besides, it keeps me busy and from going totally stir crazy.

    So far here is what has been done:

  • Most of a washcloth for a CNA at work. It was ready for loose ends to be woven in when I discovered a dropped and live stitch about three fourths of the way down. It was tinked and is now about 3/4 of the way re-knitted. The pattern is my own from here. It is made with Baby Pink Peaches and Creme.
  • All but the last 10-12 rows of the  Ecru dishcloth in the Holly Kitchen Set from Elmore Pisgah. The pattern is easy to follow and works up quickly. This is one that will be used again even after the yarns from the kit are gone.
  • I have gotten caught up on three days worth of rows for a KAL.

    It has not been much, but it has helped keep me from being totally bored. I will try to post pictures this weekend.

4 responses to “Bugs and Knitting

  1. I’m so sorry to hear you have the creepin’ crud! (That’s what my dad calls it!!!) It sounds like you’re taking good care of yourself, though, and at least you’ve got your knitting to soothe you.
    Of course, it’s supposed to snow tomorrow, so it’ll be great knitting weather! Maybe you could hybernate for just one more day…

  2. I like your Dad’s name for it.
    You are so very right about the knitting! The past few days have made me appreciate it more than ever.
    I saw my Dr.yesterday morning. She told me to stay home from work yesterday. I told her this is my weekend off,and she said to take the time to get some extra rest. so I am.

  3. Hi Norma,
    I’m sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    God Bless,

  4. Hi Sue,
    I am finally feeling much better. Yesterday was my first day back to work after a week.
    The weekend was spent getting lots of extra rest.