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.
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!