Yes, we’re sick. We’re all sick, according to the kids pediatrician the kids have the swine flu. Anyone with these symptoms, (fever of 99.8 not higher, maybe lower), croupy cough, headache and runny noise they are calling it the swine flu. Not confirming it mind you, which makes me wonder if this whole swine flu thing is really bad as they are saying it is. The older kids got it first, and when Allysa starting showing symptoms I called in and asked (demanded, whichever) for tamiflu, she has asthma. She has a bit of a cough and so far hasn’t gotten as sick as the others, Kailey has a cough and runny nose. So far its been pretty mild, and they seem to better. I’ve been filling them with fluids and disinfecting every.thing. And yet, I still got sick.
The one thing they share.
Its pretty darn comforting though is to wrap myself up in a handknit worsted weight shawl (even if it has a bit of cat hair, oyi) with a hot tea, and cuddle with my littlest one. Even better when the shawl is full of memories of previous knits and knitting friends. The multicolored handspun was a prize from Gabby, the green was leftover from Bryce’s drive-thru sweater, and the dark purple is leftover from my February lady sweater. I still haven’t blocked it, so I’m sure it will grow a bit more when I do.
Started July 5 2009
Completed July 29 2009
pattern Feather and Fan comfort shawl.
yarns- Targee DK handspun from the Gabby Knitter, Dream in Color Classy in vino veritas, Queensland Collection Kathmandu DK in 433 foresty green.
needles- US 9 (5.5 mm)
The one freaking thing they share….
PS I’m completely aware that sweatpants and a pink corduroy jacket don’t “go” together.
PPS. I’ve been knitting away on my TTL’s mystery socks because I would really like to finish them before Socktoberfest is over.
PPPS. Not actually going anywhere lends itself to more knitting time. So does ignoring the mountain of laundry cause your sick.
PPPPS. Like my “new” reading glasses? (I say “new” because I’ve had them since August, it has become harder to read the computer screen and other things upclose….)