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.

2 comments:

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.