Saturday, February 7, 2009

Wendy Whiner . . .

Anyone else remember that old SNL skit? If not, you're probably a baby ;-D Well, I've been Wendy Whiner pretty much since yesterday.

I have been sneezing for 5 days now. Not nice little polite "a-choo!" sneezes. Oh No. No, I'm sneezing great blasting, seizure-like sneezes. The kind where you have to check to make sure your underwear's still on, and where your nose rains snot. TMI? Sorry - but geez, what a pain. Literally. My poor little nose - one of the cutest parts of my body - looks like I could guide Santa's sleigh. And it hurts. And I sound horrible. And I'm tired. And more than a little cranky. And I didn't ring my allergist yesterday to get some Allegra and some Singulair - because if this is an allergy, those two things will take care of it - which means I have to wait until Monday night to get some.

I was reasonably sure it's some indoor allergy - until this morning. I had a go-round with the Neti pot yesterday and used it again this morning - and I'm just wiped out. And it's not getting any better, so now, I'm thinking I have a cold. Dammit Dammit Dammit.

Here's a look at a week's worth of St. Brigid. I was worried about having enough yarn because the cables are just sucking it up, but if 3,000+ yards is not enough, then I don't know what would be. I'm liking it - it's slow going and the charts are in some weird nomenclature that's not intuitive (pardon me while I whine again) so I have to read the chart key for literally every cable. None of them are sticking in my head yet. This photo is much lighter than the yarn actually is - much closer to Navy blue, but the cables are popping really well - I was a little worried about this since the yarn is so dark. I really like this Queensland Kathmandu Aran. This is the second sweater I have made with it.

Oh please - let me whine some more - I have been working on some train socks - in Panda Cotton for my Iona sister, T. I'm going to visit her at the end of the month and she's allergic to wool, so I thought that would be a nice hostess present. Panda Cotton. Yeah, right. That's a misnomer. It's NOT all cotton, it has a large amount of bamboo. I don't like knitting with bamboo. (No - not at all - obligatory Rocky Horror Picture Show reference) And once again - just like the last time I made socks with bamboo blend - I've split a hole in my left index finger (my needle pushing finger). Dammit. Oh - and did I mention it's splitty as all hell? I have NEVER knit with anything as splitty as this yarn. It has two redeeming features - it knits up really nicely, and for me anyway, it doesn't pool except at the gusset. I'll have a photo soon :-)

On the happy side of things - I got to have lunch with my cousin ME, and then dinner with my sister-in-law yesterday. ME has jury duty, very close to my office - and she actually got on a jury - I was jealous. I only seem to get called to 26th Street (the criminal court), and because of certain members of my family (criminal attorneys, police officers), it's highly unlikely that I would ever get picked for a jury there.

I met my SIL after work and we had dinner at her club - which is very swanky, and the food was very yummy! It was kind of nice to get dressed up to go out :-) Sneezing and all. I don't get to see her very often so although I sneezed and blew my nose throughout dinner, we managed to spend close to three hours talking and laughing and catching up. We were actually supposed to go yarn shopping today. It was going to be my chance to go to Knitwerks and spend my Christmas present (but of course, I felt like crap and couldn't go back downtown :-( ). She's a knitter, too, so I took her the Mountain Colors Sandstone Targhee that I recently spun up. She loved it :-)

If this is really a cold that I have, she's likely going to get it - and she's already advised that if that happens, she's coming back here to hurt me. And I can't say as I would blame her :-D

I managed to do all the laundry and to get a haircut today, and I updated my Ravely stash and projects - and I worked some more on St. Brigid - so as whiny as I am, at least I was moderately productive - but now it's time for me to rest. If it wasn't already after 5, I would take a nap.


Knitterary said...

I have to keep checking the charts, too. These cables may have some intuitive logic somewhere, somehow, but it hasn't quite sunk in yet.

candy t said...

Hope you feel better soon!

SYLVIE said...

Your St. Brigid will be gorgeous in that color! can't wait to see the final product.

Hope you feel better soon.

Knitman said...

A good whine is good for you! I really like St Brigid so am looking forward to seeing this done in this colourway.

Cheryl said... pretty amd I love that yarn also......hope you are feeling better