Boy, this cold has kicked my butt! I'm not usually such a wimp about a cold. Yeah, I'll whine all day long about it, but usually I'm still able to function. Not with this one. I went to bed on Wednesday night and proceeded to shiver and shake all night long, even with a down comforter, two afghans, wool socks, and flannel jammies on! This is where I spent all day Thursday and most of Friday:
I spent the days blog reading and sleeping (and using up that entire box of tissues in one day). Never did touch the stocking until Friday evening when I was able to sit up in my knitting chair in the living room for a few hours. You know I'm really sick when I can't even manage to knit!
Things started looking up a little bit on Friday night and I was able to finish the knitting portion of the stocking. I then found a site to create some knitting graph paper according to the gauge being worked and planned how I'd put "CLOVER" in duplicate stitch on the front, which I did on Saturday morning. I'm so pleased with how this stocking came out. Samm really loves it, too.
Check out the pocket; isn't it cute? I wasn't sure how that would come out, but I'm pretty pleased with it. I used an i-cord bind off across the top the of pocket; I think it put a nice finishing touch to it.
Some close ups:
I'm not crazy about how the "V" came out, but I don't see any other way I could have done it. I used the Eye of Partridge heel and did a stitch combination on the top to resemble it (I used purls instead of slips on the top).
After finishing the stocking, I decided I HAD to get out of the house; I was going nuts (plus we had no food in the house). So, I went grocery shopping - not a good move. I really wasn't quite up to being on my feet for two hours yet. I was totally wiped out! I spent the rest of Saturday quietly - taking an afternoon nap and knitting. I needed to be able to get up on Sunday morning and make it to work at the gym. It was not easy getting up, but I did it. Thankfully, it was an extremely slow day at the gym so I didn't have to get up to clean as much as usual and I managed to finish the first "Bob Sock" and start the second. After work, I took a nice afternoon nap and vegged on the couch. I spent the evening quietly knitting on the second Bob sock and catching up on some blog reading (you guys doing the NaBloPoMo are killing me!)
So, want to see the Bob Socks? I rather like the colors I'm using; I think they look kind of sock monkeyish (new word) :-)
Pattern: Garter Rib
Yarn: Paton's Classic Merino
Needles: Size 5 dpn's
Plans for today? Well, since it's a holiday, I get another day to relax. I plan to take it easy and do some spinning until I have to meet Patti at the gym. Luckily, I'm feeling a bit better today but I think I'll take it a little bit easy at the gym. Then back to work tomorrow.
Each year, my Dad makes a Family Calendar. It's so much fun to see which photos he'll choose (as long as you're not the one whose embarrassing photo is chosen!) You have until the 15th to get your entry in; what are you waiting for?