Often times, when I vanish of the blog for a while, I have really lame excuses. "I was busy." "I had a conference." "I was on vacation." Sometimes I have better excuses, but not that often. Now, I have the best excuse ever. I have typhoid.
Now, before you panic, please remember that I am fine. I am under doctor's care and am getting on a flight to Nairobi in a few hours (weather permitting). I am taking strong antibiotics and I caught it really early. I've felt like crap for a week and will for a while longer, but I am fine.
Thing about Typhoid is it robs you of your desire to do anything, but lie in bed and feel miserable. I have finished one small project, however, and have heaps of finished projects to document once I get to Nairobi.
Project: Baby Booties
Pattern: from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Yarn: Lorna's Laces Angel in Child's Play
Yardage: Less than 1 skein
Started: October 30, 2007
Finished: November 5, 2007
Yarn Source: Knit Happens
Needles: 3.75 mm (US 5)
Gauge: 5-6 stitches to the inch
These are intendedfor one of the many babies that are scheduled to enter the world sometime in December/January/February. They aren't quite a 1 hour knit, but they are quick once you figure out the pattern. I have about 15 yards of Angel leftover and am thinking of making a matching hat and trimming it with the angora. What do you think? Is 15 yards enough?
I also have a few in progress pictures for you. Most of my knitting at the moment is Christmas knitting, so I won't be able to post pictures of everything!
These socks are intended for my grandmother as part of the Christmas Sock extravaganza. They desperately need to be blocked. I really not sure how to do this as my sock blockers are much too big. Any ideas? Has anyone made their own sock blockers before?
This is the beginning of Marigold by Kim Hargreaves. The kit was a present from my father for my birthday last May. I got started on it and then promptly got sidetracked by Christmas knitting. I really hope I can pick this up agin soon. It all depends on my progress.
Okay, got to run and get on my flight! More updates from Nairobi.