November 12, 2010

Fiber Friday - The Zombie Edition

It is Friday, right? I'm pretty sure it is but I've been fuzzy for so long now I'm not completely positive.

The Sick has taken hold of my children and I. So far Ben has escaped it, but it's coming.

I hate getting the brain dead colds. The ones where all you do is just sit and stare at walls. I've attempted some knitting, but it's pretty lacking.


Remember this? I started it back in March. It's the 2009 Goddess Knits Mystery Shawl. I got so enthralled in the 2010 shawl that I shoved this one in the closet like a red-headed step child. I think I've finally recovered from my last Big Lace Project (said 2010 shawl) that I can finally look at lace without wanting to stab the knitting needles in my eyes. Funny reaction for someone who really truly loves to knit lace.

I pulled it out at the beginning of the week and then promptly got sick. I've done about 5 rows on it all week. I had originally thought I would rip the whole thing out and redo it on bigger needles since I think it's going to turn out a bit too small. But then I realized that I was on the last clue - which also made me wonder why the heck I didn't just finish it before - and decided that if it's small I'll just call it a "shawlette" or maybe a "kerchief" and it'll be fine.


I've also started another pair of fingerless mitts. Well, to be fair I started them about two weeks ago with a design in mind that really wasn't working. So now I'm simplifying them with a lighter version of the design. I should be nice, easy knitting for those times that I can't do lace (i.e. when my children are anything but asleep).

So what are you all working on this week?

6 comments:

Farm Girl said...

I will be posting soon. I am entering brain dead too as my throat and my brain is weird. I love your pictures it looks good what did you change?
It is starting to look like Pioneer Woman the way your photographs look.
I mean that as good you know that right?

Kessie said...

Aw, having just gotten over this, it's no fun. I was sick for two weeks and my voice is still kind of scratchy. Peppermint tea really helps.

Meg: I'm amazed you can get any knitting done at all! I haven't been able to even think about drawing since I've been sick.

Brenda said...

I feel that the Sick has been in some member of our household for the last two months. Between allergies and colds I am done! The latest was a throat infection and 104 degree temp that sent me to urgent care with my baby!

I just love that lace your are knitting - the color is fabolous! I love the idea of fingerless mitts - might have to get my mom to crochet me some! Right now she is making Melanie a stocking cap!

I have all my scrapbook stuff out on the dining room table but haven't touched it in two weeks. Hopefully I can get to it this weekend before I have to put it away for Thanksgiving!

I pray you and the kiddos get well soon and that your hubby doesn't get it! (men are worse than kids when they are ill?

William said...

I saw the word zombie and I clicked! You know how to tempt readers right into your cleverly-woven yarn-trap!

Get it? Woven? Yarn?

myletterstoemily said...

sorry you've all been so sick, and now
i see kim is starting to feel scratchy, too.

bummer.

you sort of got my hopes up, though,
about zombies. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I hope you're all feeling better soon. We went through that recently. No fun!
Blessings,
Marcia

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