First, thanks for all your well wishes on my horrible state of health. I'm a little better today - the Nyquil really seemed to help. I think next time though, I'll take Zoom's advice and mix in a little gin - if I add my pain killers it will really be a party. Of course, my liver might decide to divorce me, but oh well - your liver isn't really one of the "pretty organs" is it?
Of course, this cold couldn't have hit at a worse time - not only has the weather warmed up, but my editor is also off on holidays, so I have twice the work to do and taking a day off is not an option.
I did manage to slide home early today, but that's only because I'll be pulling a 10 to 11 hour shift tomorrow. It's an early bed for me tonight. And, as long as I am better by the 26th, it's all good - because I start a new job on the 26th! (More on that later)
Now back to the subject the title was referring to. Apparently the cold has also lead to a leave of my senses and a serious case of startitis.
Yesterday, while laying on the couch and whining to Dave about how sick I was, I finally finished the first of his pair of socks:
(Why did I fall in love with a boy with such big feet?.... Oh yeah... now I remember...)
As I was finishing, I realized how quickly Father's Day was sneaking up on us. Considering how long Dave's first sock took, I figured I better set them aside and get working on Dad's F-day gift.
So I cast on for my Sagittarius pattern in Top Cat:The colour is "Snails". It's hard to see in the picture but it also has a touch of olivey green!
After completing two pattern repeats on the sock, I got itchy to work on something else. So I cast on for another shawl - and discovered apparently I have Zetoritis!Yup - another Zetor. I love the one I just cast off, but I'd like it all little bigger. This is the Starry that I decided wasn't working for socks, and it works much better for a shawl though it's still not that soft.
The skein has a little more yardage than our Top Cat, and I'm doing it on 5mm needles (instead of 4mm like the last one) so hopefully that will give me a slightly larger shawl.
And as if those itis-es weren't enough - I also have a case of pain-in-the-butt-itis:
I think it's his idea of a mouse hunt!