Monday, January 18, 2010

Sigh...

Yep that's about how I feel right now. Which is much better than I felt last night and this morning.

One of the downsides to living alone is that when you're sick, there's no one to take care of you. Dave was here last night and babied me - he made me toast and cut it in half (though he forgot to cut the crusts off), made me neo-citron, and even brought me something to throw up in (of course it was my good soup pot, so I had no intentions of using it, but it's the thought.)

But he left for work this morning and I've been on my own all day. And I gotta say - the cats are next to useless - they can't make you toast, all they want to do is eat the butter. They can't fetch you drinks, or blankets, or pillows. They can't even microwave you a bowl of chicken noodle soup. They best they could muster was to help keep the bed warm when I was napping.

Anyway, since I've been on the couch most of the day, I've been working away on the Tea Leaves cardigan, but I don't really feel like I got as far as I should. Again, I think that's probably because I'm knitting the back and fronts at the same time.

I won't bore you with pictures, as I only got about three inches knit and it looks much the same as it did yesterday.

I do like that I can try it on for fit whenever I want. I've already determined that I will probably make it an inch or two shorter than the pattern calls for.

In other knitting news, the fruits of Friday's dyeing labour are now up in the shop:In this pile there is both Alley Cat and Top Cat and Mom posted them this afternoon.

And, we've also introduced a new yarnIt's called Stray Cat - a Sport Weight Superwash Merino. It's soft and smooshy and so much fun to dye. Check it out!

11 comments:

Samantha said...

Feel better soon! There seems to be something going around. One of M's co-workers has something quite similar to yours. Bleh. Sleep tight!

lexa said...

I hope you feel better fast! Being sick is no fun.

Love the look of that new yarn. Off to the shop to take a closer look!

zoom said...

I lol'd at the good soup pot line. I'm sorry you're sick, and that you have to be both the nurse AND the patient. One of the few not-so-bad things about being sick is being babied a bit, so it's too bad you can't even have that.

LeslieA said...

I hope you are feeling much better now,and are taking it easy.

Susan said...

Oh feel better soon!

TheBlackSheep said...

Get well soon! I've heard cat's purring is supposed to be a great healer (something to do with the pitch/vibrations I think), so maybe they've been doing more than you thought!

Bea said...

Sorry you are sick. I hope it is better soon. Very pretty yarns.

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Being sick sucks and yeah, the cats really don't help too much. I know how that is - even with someone else in the house it doesn't always help! We hope you feel better soon - lots of purrs from the cats and get well thoughts from me!

And oh yeah, that is beautiful yarn! We still haven't posted about the catnip toys - I was sick this weekend and it takes so long to get back into the swing of things (plus honesly the house is a mess and I am not sure I want it in any pictures right now)!

Fell better soon!

And cats - learn to make soup or something!

Jeanne said...

I hope you feel better soon - and I think its too bad that cats don't do more around the house!

Monika said...

Get better soon! At least he tried! :o) The new yarn looks lovely all skeined.

Jo said...

New to your blog - Your cat in this entry looks just like my cat Charlie (3 years old) - who is very grumpy at the moment as we have a new kitten (Ruby) that she thinks shouldn't be living in her house!! Jo