It's been a boring week and a half. The title sums up my activities, and unfortunately the exhaustion that hit me took away any and all knitting interest I had early in the illness. I have very little to show for my time at home. Now it seems like such a waste of time, but at the time it seemed the only way to go. When picking up your needles and knitting a few stitches tires you out, there's no point in bothering.
I am healthier now, though, and back to work and back to knitting. I have been enjoying the sunny days. The knitting I did mange while I was home included several rounds on Rob's Riff sock (the second) and the mindless (almost) stockinette knitting on the Swirl sweater. I tried to work on Bob's texture sweater but I apparently lost the ability to count to 5 (the number of stitches in each block) so I gave up. ; )
Spinning has not yet resumed. I am still to fatigued to handle spindle spinning and my next effort on the wheel is plying. Given how much I dislike plying, I am not going to attempt that while not feeling great.
I am going to test knit a hat that Melanie designed - I like it because it is a bit different. I can't wait to buy the yarn for it - hopefully Thursday (if I make it that far this week) and Saturday is my fall back shopping date. I will also buy some superwash wool to make another neckwarmer for my brother. He never asks for anything but asked for this when we were up there 2 weeks ago. I have to find something nice and non-itchy, hopefully in blue or red, which are the NY Giants colors. These two projects will be my Iknitarod projects.
Yes, Iknitarod. It's a Ravelry group inspired to challenge themselves in some way as the mushers are doing in Alaska. The mushing race starts in just a few days. I have always been interested in that race and thought this would be a good time to manage a short (about 2 weeks) challenge. The challenge is anything you want it to be. I have the website for the race bookmarked and I will knit along. Much fun, little stress, lots of inspiration to get going. Just what the doctor ordered.