Thursday, January 27, 2005

Sorry for no post yesterday. I've been feeling generally icky all week - some funky stomach thing that's driving me nuts - and wasn't feeling up to putting thoughts in a coherant order. I'd really like to take a few days off work, but it's not a rush to the bathroom kind of stomach thing, nothing I've done at all has made any difference, and since I get paid by the hour, I might as well feel like this and get money for it than feel like this and have to explain to the cats that sitting on me is appreciated but not enjoyed right now.

The good news is that I counted and recounted the TSC shawl, and I wasn't 40 stitches off, after all. I was 2 off. Ask me how I counted wrong by 38? Couldn't tell ya. But I've counted it something like 87 times since then, and came up with 405 stitches (instead of the 403 the pattern claims I'll have) each time. So that's good news. I still wasn't up to working on it, as crippling stomach pain can make a girl drop a stitch every now and again, and I wasn't in the mood for that, so I spun for a little bit on the alpaca that I started ages ago and haven't been able to get back to. I still didn't do a lot of that, but I did make a little progress, and I'm enjoying the spinning and the yarn so much that I'm making plans to spin some more, finer, for myself when this project is done. I'll then dye some lime green, and some... I don't know, maybe fuscia? and make argyle socks (I've got some lovely charcoal alpaca that wants to be a pair of socks for me).


Hours Spent Knitting: 11
Rows Completed (of 222): 21
Estimated Time of Completion: 116.28 hours


Blogger Larry said...

Oh, no! Please feel better soon.

10:49 AM  
Blogger caramelknits said...

Hope you're feeling better soon! Not wanting to knit when you don't feel good is the worst! I'm off with a cold today too, so I know how you feel. Ugh.

12:15 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Oh dear. Hope you feel better soon.

Great news re. only being off 2 stitches on the TSC. Will you be able to work with that, or are you still gonna have to rip?

1:57 PM  
Blogger erica said...

Amie, I hope you feel better soon. You're working on the shawl inspired me to get out my Barbara shawl last night and knit three rows of it, which took me an hour and a half. It takes me 1/2 just to purl the wrong side row. I'm at 280 stitches per row and increasing four stitches each knit row. I feel your "pain." Knitting a shawl seems like it will be so rewarding when you start or are dreaming about it, then you start and it feels like you'll never finish it in your lifetime. I was thinking last night that maybe I'll knit at least two rows every few days. Then I'll be finished by the time I'm 50 (I'm 31 now).

Good luck on your shawl and all of your projects. You have no idea how much you inspire me - you saw the fair isle hat on my blog, I figured now is as good a time as any. DH also thought the hat was great but had no idea he would have it so quickly.

erica :)

2:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Sweety Peaty!
I am so sorry you are not feeling well.
Big hugs from me and the girls...


4:14 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Aww, Amie! I'm sorry to hear you're feeling punky -- I sure hope it passes quickly. Doctor Sarah says lots of fluids, so drink up, sister!

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Amie,
here is a Rx for you to feel better
take Dh and head for the bahama's
laze around and soak up some heat
that should make you feel better soon, or at least maybe you won't mind how you feel

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear you're feeling under the weather & hope you are better by the time you read all of our get-well wishes!

9:07 PM  
Blogger Elisa said...

Hi Darlin' - Stomach ooginess really sucks, because even if you feel okay for a while, you're never really sure when you're going to feel really crappy (no pun intended).

I'm glad to hear the TSC shawl is only off by 2 stitches, though. Phew!

10:40 PM  

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