Having said that, I now have a new barometer for telling how sick I'm feeling. Try this for size (this only works if you're a knitter):
- If you're lying in bed, groaning and can't even visualise knitting - stay in bed, you are very sick. (That was me on Day 1)
- If you are ok to do very basic stocking stitch but can't fathom anything more complicated and become unstuck with a minor complication - you are on the mend but not yet fully functioning.
- If you can actually concentrate enough to do normal everyday knitting (anything other than a garter stitch or rib scarf) - your brain has obviously recovered and you can go about your daily business.
I can also show you what knitting I did do yesterday (as Day 1 was a total write off). By midday on Day 2 I could actually get my mind around doing a bit of basic stocking stitch and so I started back on the Suri Alpaca Lap Blanket...
However, I wanted to perk myself up a little and couldn't fathom picking up the stitches around the collar and one of the sleeves for the custom vest so I started on the scarf I have been dying to knit for myself. It is a slightly modified version of Paula's Scarfette, which is a great free design by Georgie Hallam from tikki designs. I made this pattern recently for my mum's mothers day present as well. This time I am doing it in a beautiful 10-12ply dark blue handspun by Bilby Yarns.
Fortunately, this pattern is very simple and only requires a very little amount of cabling - no tricks here. It also goes really, really fast so that is absolutely wonderful from a self-gratification perspective! By late afternoon yesterday, I was well underway with this beauty and could safely say that I was going to be able to be back at work today.