I had some sort of mysterious bug this weekend and was home sick from work yesterday. So what to do when I don’t have the energy or stamina to move? Knitting. Miles and miles of knitting.
I made enormous progress on the loathed shawl, subject of my recent Ode to a Project That Just Won’t End. I wish it were elegiac poetry. I’m almost done with the last lace section. Only four more repeats to go. If I had the energy I’d be dancing for joy.
As a reward for working on the shawl all morning and most of the afternoon, I allowed myself to work on the Gemini top in the evening. My needles flew. I knitted nearly 10 inches of that baby while watching reruns of Grey’s Anatomy. (I have a weakness for TV serials when I’m sick. Usually it’s something like Buffy or How I Met Your Mother.) What a relief to be working on something different and something in a thicker yarn. My last few projects have all been in fine yarns, sock weight or lighter. One forgets how quickly a project can go when the yarn is helping you along.
I don’t have any project photos to show you. What I do have is a couple of pretty photos I took to cheer myself up.
I’m a fan of serial TV watching for the purpose of knitting. I love Buffy for that purpose too! Also, Firefly is great for it as well. I hope you feel better soon!
A few years ago I had a bad case of laryngitis and my doctor decreed that I should stay home and not talk for a week. Never have I watched so much Joss Whedon. All 7 seasons of Buffy and most of Angel. My then-husband wisely left me alone in Sunnydale for the duration.
Ooh — I forgot about Angel — must add it into my Netflix queue and watch again — almost at the end of season 7 of Buffy and need another serial to re-watchf!
We just started rewatching Babylon 5. I think I like it better now than when I first saw it. That whole scene with the soul hunters makes so much more sense now.
Aww, there’s nothing quite like snuggly kitty and mindless tv when you’re feeling icky. Hope you’re feeling better now!
Feeling much better. Just a little on the lackluster side. And wishing I could find a way to knit at work while doing other things. That’s not happening.
serial tv is the best.
TV on DVD is a knitters best friend.
I’ve just finished Buffy, and have just started Firefly. But Doctor Who and Coupling can always be relied upon when i’m under the weather.
pretty pretty peony … I wish I had them in my garden to bust out in bloom!