Icky Flu

Sunday, November 25, 2007

The last few days have been absolutely miserable. On Friday I had to go to work at 1 in the afternoon, so that wasn't so bad. We weren't as busy as I expected and I got a lot of the cleaning up done through the evening so that there wasn't much left to do after we closed. About halfway through my shift a sore throat hit me. I mean bad too, and it was weird how suddenly it appeared. It was the kind of sore throat that makes you wish you didn't have to swallow. Anyway I hopped over to Safeway on break and got cough drops and then to Borders for coffee in the hopes that the heat would help my throat.

By the time I left to go home my whole body was aching and my head was congested. I took medicine when I got home and went to bed. Yesterday I didn't get out of bed until almost 12:30. I could barely swallow, stand up, or walk. I tried to take a shower in the hopes that I could get ready for work, but it wasn't happening. I called in. After that I passed back out on the couch after more medicine and slept for hours. The rest of the evening was spent knitting when I could sit up and watching tv. I think I left the couch twice all day to use the bathroom.

Today though I'm feeling a bit better. I am still on meds because if I don't my throat kills, but I can eat and walk, and I'm not dizzy or as sick to my stomach. I don't work till Tuesday, so that gives me another day to relax and get better.

I got a few things in the mail on Friday I thought I would share. Two extra bobbins for my wheel I got cheap from someone on Ravelry. I also got, which I forgot about, my first shipment from the Electric Sheep Fiber Club. It's three months and only $15 a month, including shipping, I couldn't pass it up. I'm not sure what the fiber is, I'll have to ask her since there wasn't anything in the package to tell me. Anywho it's called Northwest Passage and she said it was inspired by icebergs and the ocean. There is a pic on her blog.
I also got one of the two things I mentioned in the last post. It's from Spunky Eclectic, I've been dying to see what the fuss is about and NOW I know. It's gorgeous and soft and OMG. I was so happy to get it even in my sick stupor. This one is bfl in the colorway Toronto.
And this one is superwash merino in Lichen. GORGEOUS both of them. I love it...
There is also another thing I forgot about somehow. I ordered from The Loopy Ewe ages ago, and can't believe I forgot to mention it... I got a few colors of Claudia Hand Painted sock yarn.

This one is my fave and is called Sea Dreams.
Turquoise Jeans.
Walk in the Woods. I think this will be for my cousin, to make his hat and some mitts or something. We'll see.
And one skein of Cherry Tree Hill in Cherry Blossom. I think I liked it better in the loopy pic, but I like this one too. More blue in it than I would have wanted though...So that's it for my stash additions. For now... The one other thing I had mentioned should be here soon though. And in my sick haze I may have bought another 4 ounce roving of bfl from someone...

Very little knitting to report. A bit of progress on the shawl, I like how the color is changing right now, we'll see how it goes as things get bigger.
I was almost finished with the first orchid mitt, but it's too long for my fingers at the top so I have to frog it a bit (3 inches?) and reknit an inch and a half or so. Then the thumb and I can start the second. Other than that, it's fitting perfect and I love it.


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