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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Ickies still abound!

Happy Thursday to you my friends. Another short post I'm afraid because I still have the "ickies". Hubby sounds terrible, but his fever is gone and he returned to work yesterday. He says he feels fine and just sounds terrible, but you can't believe him. He never tells the truth when he's sick. He just hates to give in to it. Please continue to keep him in prayer.

I, on the other hand, make no pretenses. My temperature is still up, up, up and I'm coughing like, well, like I don't know what! Please take whatever precautions you need to if you can, to possibly avoid this nasty flu virus. It knocks you flat on your back in about 20 minutes from felling absolutely fine, to feeling terrible. And that's no exaggeration. :-)

Anyway, I have two pictures for you today to show you just how little knitting/crocheting is being accomplished during my lying around.

This first one is called "Pimpleise". I think I spelled that somewhat correctly. It is a free pattern on Ravelry and I just love it. I've made myself one before and several as gifts. It uses sock yarn and U.S. size 3 needles so it takes awhile. I'm using Loops and Threads Luxury Sock Super Fine that I got on Michaels with my 40% off coupons. It's so soft and feels wonderful around your neck. I bought one ball, put it in the car and went back for the other one since you can only use one coupon at a time. Using two skeins makes it really easy, because you're supposed to knit until half the yarn is gone and then begin decreasing with the other half. When you have two skeins of yarn, you know when the first one is gone to begin the second. So easy and no brainwork involved! No weighing and measuring and dividing yarn to get equal amounts.

This is a hat for Blessings Under the Bridge. A hat I started 8 days ago. Not much to see is there?

Normally both of these items would have been completed in two to three days maximum, but my fingers hurt, my eyes hurt and I'm just kind of being a flopsy mopsy doll in my rocking chair with my feet up. I am spending my time on my ipad, reading blogs, getting great ideas and absolutely nothing else is done. Very unusual for me.

Anyway, I just wanted to check in and say hello and let you know I'm still in the land of the living, at least for now. The way I feel this morning, that may not be true tonight!!!! Just kidding. I hope next time I check in I will be up and running around as usual.

I've never managed to post a link before so I hope this works. My blog friend Henya is celebrating her blogging anniversary and has a giveaway. I hope you visit her and her happy home.

http://www.chickenstitches.com

Okay-the link didn't work but here is her address! I need a Teresa lesson in blogging!

Have a wonderful day and smile at someone, it will make their day!

Blessings,

Betsy

14 comments:

  1. I really like the ruffly edge on the scarf. Hope you are well soon.

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    1. Thank you for the well wishes. I like the edge on yes scarf too. I checked the pattern and I mes-spelled the name. It should be "Pimpelliese".
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  2. Hope you feel better soon! Drink lots of lemon tea with ginger and honey and eat some chicken soup. I swear that works better than just about anything else....That and rest.

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  3. Hello again and sorry you are still poorly. Your DH is very nsughty going back to work if still poorly. My DH just the same - well he's retired now but you know what I mean. Do take care both of you - flu is so nasty. Anne x

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  4. Goodness, I hope that you both get all well soon! Are you using blogger on your computer to do your blog? Mine has a button on top for "links". Wish you were going to be in town on Monday... we're doing lunch again! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  5. Melissa- thank you for your well wishes. I've been drinking lots of tea!

    Anne- It is not fun to have such stubborn men is it?

    Teresa-I did this post with blogger on my iPad. I clicked "links" and typed in the address but when I hit "update" it left the address out and didn't put anything in that spot, just left a blank line.

    Oh launch!! I wish I were there too. I'm hoping for a trip in early March to see Miss Piper. maybe then?

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  6. Hi there Betsy.. awesome work there - love that scarf so VERY pretty pattern and so sorry you are not feeling well.. pray health soon returns to you and hubby..

    Also did you know that you have word verification turned on on your blog.. it can be turned off easily in Settings, then look under Comments on your blog.

    If you want to gt help just ask me- it is very hard fro those who dont have great vision..Shaz in Oz.x

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  7. Thanks! I went in and took off the word verification. I'm not very computer literate so I appreciate any help I can get! Any idea why my link didn't work?!? Thanks again.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  8. Betsy, here I am smiling at you and chuckling at your jokes when you are ill. Tsk Tsk...but you provoked me to do so with your good humored kidding. =)

    You may be slowed down, but I am impressed with what you have been stitching none-the-less!

    Did you copy and paste your link? That is how I do it.

    I am planning to be in CA March 1-7 and maybe at a church retreat March 8-10, but I hope we can get together when you come down to visit Piper.

    I'm asking God to help you and Dennis heal rapidly!

    xx,
    Gracie

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    1. Thank you Gracie. I thought I was better this morning, but now have a headache & my temperature is up again. I had so hoped to be able to do some grocery shopping this morning but I think I need to stay away from people for awhile yet.
      I think I'll need to do the copy & paste thing for the links because it's just not working the other way. Oh I hope I get to see you when I'm in Portland. I would really hate to miss seeing you.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  9. Betsy, I found your blog through Henya's blog. Love the scarf. I am sure it is one I will be making soon. In fact, I may just go buy the yarn today.
    Sorry you are not doing well. I had it two weeks ago. Knocked me flat on my back for a few days too.
    Get well soon and happy knitting :)

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    1. I'm so gad to meet you Evy. I hope you enjoy making the scarf. I'll pray for a heart full of peace for you as you knit it.
      Blessings,
      Betsy

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  10. Get better soon...being sick is not very fun. Thank you for visiting me the other day. xoxo

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  11. Betsy,
    So sorry you are still sick! I have been coughing my head off for weeks it seems.
    Yes indeed, we are the same age! I will be 53 in March! I married young, as did you it would seem. We have three kids, almost the same age as yours, 3 gorgeous grands, and much in common I would say.
    Feel better!!!!
    xo Kris

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