Hello, remember me?

I know it doesn’t sound very like me, in fact, it sounds like someone auditioning for the lower bass part of a male voice choir (with occasional percussional coughs) but I have an excuse.

I have had The Bug ™ which does the round of every office with eccentric air conditioning every summer (actually I think I got it spending four hours in a car with the husband of someone with The Bug and another colleague who had only just returned to work from having The Bug.

The Bug is not nice – as I got ready for work on Monday I happened to mention to H that I was feeling a little poorly; he opened an eye and suggested that given my delicate grey-green colouring I should perhaps stay home. So I did, and the next day, and the next. On Thursday I went in to go to a meeting and then my boss pretty much sent me home to work for the rest of the week – it’s been a bit bizarre. Worst of all, when I was feeling ill – I didn’t want to knit (this shows the true horror of The Bug).

I did manage to finished the first Cleopatra’s Stocking:
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But although I finished it on Tuesday it’s only been today, Saturday, that the idea of starting the second one hasn’t made me slightly queasy. I don’t think it helped that my befuddled and feverish brain kept making mistakes and not noticing for say, another 30 rounds. Hopefully the second one will go a little faster.

Happily I discovered that the pattern for Lizard Ridge Squares is so firmly implanted in my brain I can keep churning them out when my brain has toddled off on its own for a bit so we have:

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and 4:
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see, four squares, all the same colour but all different.
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This gives me a grand total of – well this many squares:
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Seventeen in fact
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– and I have two more balls and 110g of scraps so I think there are another 4ish squares to come from the yarn I have. This would mean I was quite close to the finish but…

H and I have decided that we should go for a 5 x 7 blanket rather than a 6 x 4 given that we’re both lanky so I’ve a few more to go – pink and orange I think!

I must now go and mourn the fact that we have just had the last (brilliant but rather sad) episode of Doctor Who until the Christmas Special

Happy Knitting!

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  • mandycharlie 06/07/2008 at 4:09 am

    Sorry to hear you have been a poorly girl. Glad to hear you are now on the mend.

    Love the socks, the lavender in the photograph really sets off the colours and the Lizard Ridge is just gorgeous gorgeousness.

    I think its very wise to make the larger size in the Lizard Ridge bearing in mind the length that Your tootsies are away from your noses. (you wouldn’t want cold tootsies)

  • Caroline M 06/07/2008 at 7:20 am

    Sorry you’re not well, we had it a week or two ago and it was not fun at all.

  • Rachel 07/07/2008 at 5:02 pm

    I hope this week you are feeling better! That’s pretty bad when you feel so sick that you don’t even want to knit. But the Cleo sock is gorgeous…I really like the color in that sock. So vibrant! And you blanket is looking so great. Can’t wait to see it finished!

  • Sarah 08/07/2008 at 7:32 pm

    I’ve got the bug, too! I hope you’re feeling better! The Cleopatra sock is absolutely beautiful. Your blanket looks really neat, too.

  • Kay 09/07/2008 at 12:32 pm

    The sock is beautiful! Hope you are feeling better.