Monday, July 06, 2009

Razzle Dazzle, cough, cough, knit.....

Wait, I need my knitting bag....

Once in a while the flu strikes! Yikes did it strike! This was very strange it seemed that I was just fine till early afternoon and by dinner time I thought I was going to die. I could hardly talk or breathe, everything hurt with a high fever! The night was horrible and when my husband called the doctors office in the morning and described how I was they wanted to send an ambulance.

I did not want an ambulance but was willing to be driven to the emergency room only after I grabbed my knitting bag. I may not be able to talk or breathe but I'm not going to the hospital without my knitting bag. What if they keep me and I don't have my knitting?

I have socks to knit for the Sock Summit Museum and a deadline!

Thank goodness I was only in the hospital for about 6 hours, hooked up with stuff my hands not free to knit and having procedures done so I did not get to knit nor did I feel like it truth be told. But in case I did I had my sock yarn that my dear friend Leslie rushed down to me and my size 2 needles to cast on the 117 stitches that this pattern calls for. The procedures "Doogie Howser" performed worked, honestly the doc looked like he was 16. When I asked him how old he was he smiled and said that people always ask him his age because he looked so young. He was 32 and a very good doctor. I felt a lot better when I left the hospital.

Now the recovery at home, the days just seem to fly by but I did get to knit, there was not much else I could do. Thank goodness for the Razzle Dazzle socks.

Pattern: NonaKnits Sidewinders

On an impulse when I read the Yarn Harlot's post about volunteers needed for the Sock Museum for the Sock Summit and here are the choices of patterns to choose from. For some reason I clicked ok on the sideways socks. I've been obsessing on knitting socks sideways and why not another pattern to try out. There was a list of about 30 different patterns so I picked this one. They did not have a problem in getting volunteers in about a half hour I had second thoughts but when I got back there almost all the choices were gone. They are due by July 25, 2009, I was nervus at first it's a lot of knitting but this flu came in just at the right time.

The knitting took my mind off my misery and felt like I was accomplishing something other than watching Michael Jackson news. Watching tv and knitting was about all I could do. I'm still a bit under the flu bug but a lot better, I'm up and out of bed.


Ellen Bloom said...

The sock turned out beautifully, Ana. So sorry that you have the flu!!! Ugh! You looked fine last Saturday at Fairview. I guess the bug hit you fast. Feel better!

Bethel said...

Your stitch definition is beautiful and I love the fun color you picked out.