I figured it was only a matter of time, I spend my weekdays working with small children and my weekends in the grocery store, and last week it did. The dreaded H1N1 caught up with me. So, starting last Sunday, I spent five days in my own little quarantine chamber of my house. And, for those who might be thinking, something along the lines of ‘hmm, that might be a nice little break,’ it was not. A high fever and a hacking cough are not good times.
To put this in perspective, I was too sick to knit for most of the week. That is pretty sick for me. But, by Thursday, I was able to finish my newest socks in a bright, cheery colorway.
The pattern is called Hermione’s Everyday Socks and the yarn is Yarn Love Juliet in the Belle colorway.I’m impressed with how they turned out and how quickly they went despite my being sick.
Friday I left the house for the first time since Sunday, heading to work for an eight hour shift, followed by another eight hour shift starting at 5:45 on Saturday. The two shifts went alright, but left me too exhausted to participate in any sort of Halloween type festivities.
I still have a bit of a hacking cough left over, but I’m excited to get back to my students at school. Especially so, as it is my last week with them before I head to the middle school for the remainder of my student teaching. It is hard to believe that I’m so close to being finished with my first quarter of student teaching. Time is flying by so fast!
I’ve cast on for another pair of socks, I’m using a stitch pattern from Charlene Schurch’s Sensational Knit Socks called purled ladders. I’m using Stroll sock yarn from Knit Picks, which I just a renamed version of Essential sock yarn. It is a great yarn, holds up nicely in the wash, is super soft, and comes in a bunch of great colors. I’m currently using a colorway called Aloha Multi, which is a combination of browns and teals.
I’m also planned on starting a sweater for my nephew for Christmas from the Weekend Knits Issue of Interweave Knits. It’s called Dax’s Jacket. I’m making it with royal blue and emerald green stripes. It should turn out super cute! Once I get going, I’ll be sure to put up some pictures.