Admittedly, I'm a big baby when I'm sick. But aren't we all?
The nice thing about being a knitter however, is that even being sick has it perks. While I didn't leave my house for days and I was pretty much the grossest I have been in a loooong time, I got to knit.
I propped myself up on pillows, allowed myself some daytime Downton Abbey marathons, and I knit.
And occasionally I would think to myself, "What do non-knitters do when they get sick???"
|Cool pants Lynn!|
So while I was cooped up in the house in my ugly grey sweatpants, I cast on some yarn that conveniently arrived at the shop the morning I went down.
Sock yarn, with SPARKLES.
Socks = the perfect thing to knit while sick. Round and round and round...
Sparkles = a sure thing to cheer you up when you're feeling a little bit blue.
Plain socks means minimal thinking required. A real bonus when your brain is ensconced in... the common cold.
|FACT- One side effect of cold medication is that your stripes will match|
So while being sick usually makes you feel like you are a burden to the world and all those that you love, at least I was able to proudly hold up a pair of sparkly, matching socks at the end of my few days in isolation and say "Hey guys... look at what I made!".
Although... I must admit that these socks were knit with none other than me in mind.
Because let's be real. When I'm sick... I become a rather self-centred whiner who just sing-songs 'Me, Me, Me' at every chance.
So yeah... the socks are for, ME. (Sniffle, sniffle).
Yarn- Opal Hundertwasser SPARKLE!
Needles- 2.5mm Signature Stilettos DPNs
Pattern- The one in my rather foggy head
And finally- some tulips.
Not only were these a 'Get Well Soon' gift from my lovely sister... (which worked, BTW!)
They are also a wonderful reminder that Spring really isn't all that far away.