the one thing they share…

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.

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The one thing they share.

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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.

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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)
raveled here.

The one freaking thing they share….

FO: crumbled earth

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. πŸ˜‰
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….)


8 responses

  1. Awesome shawl! but I’m so sorry to hear you are all sick :/ I hope it continues to be mild for you guys, fingers crossed.

    Nice reading glasses. I wish I could use them as I have trouble seeing the computer screen but even the weakest reading glasses are too strong for me.

  2. So sorry to hear you’re all sick, I hope you feel better soon.
    That’s one awesome shawl though!
    I’m so bummed I didn’t get to go to Rhinebeck, looks like you had a great time!

  3. Your “new” glasses look great and the whole being able to read easier is nice too, no?

    Aw, they’re sharing! Maybe it’s the start of a whole new family thing. Maybe not. My doctor told me having a fever OVER 101 made my flu the swine flu. I think they have no idea and that it probably doesn’t matter anyway. Just as long as we all get well.

  4. ((hugs)) Hope you’re feeling better soon hun. Nothing worse than being sick yourself but still having a bunch of sick people to look after as well!

    And I love your glasses! πŸ™‚

  5. its beautiful! the colors are just perfect – which makes for an especially successful stash project if i do say! πŸ˜‰ i really need to make me something like this, i’ve been admiring them for so long!

  6. May you all get better soon. People here are lining up for hours for the vaccine and thus far I’m not totally convinced to get one. Knitting is always good and the shawl is wonderful…ciao

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