Everything On Hold


See that cute face? She’s been home sick for three days (and today is her day off from preschool).  She got hit by a virus last week and promptly passed it on to her sister and me. I was expecting her to get better fast but she ended up getting an ear infection.  It took me a while to catch on because she’d have a great day, all bouncy and energetic followed by an atrocious night.  I took her to see the doctor yesterday after one such day and night.  I was so sure she would be ready to go back to school until that night!  I ended up with this on the couch (after her first dose of antibiotics).


In the meantime, everything is on hold. I’m not sewing and these two tops that have been done for over a week are not photographed.


This blanket isn’t being knit. (It’s big enough for a rat or maybe a small cat at this point.)


Ok fine.  It isn’t done because I want to use the leftovers from these socks next.


But they need fixing.  I made the foot too short so I need to frog the toe and lengthen them.  No biggie.  Only this child is still energetic despite being sick so I hardly get to sit 5 minutes.

And this isn’t getting spun.


But that could be down to me knitting more than spinning in the evening.  But really though, I miss the sewing.  I had all these plans and I’m itching to get to them!   At least my little ham is getting better.  And she’s already figured out how to milk the parental guilt for all it’s worth…

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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5 comments on “Everything On Hold
  1. Happy healing to the little miss, and may you get back to creating soon! The blanket you’re knitting – how do you do this? Did you start with one long narrow piece, and then knit new pieces where you pick up the previous at the end of the row? Which size are you aming for?


    • I’m using the Ten Stitch Blanket pattern. It’s just a continuous 10 stitch wide garter strip. You turn corners with short rows and attach to the side as you go along (slip last stitch, pick up and knit one stitch from the side, pass slipped stitch over). That means you can just make the blanket as big as you want. I’m going to keep going until it’s big enough for two people to snuggle under it while lounging on the couch. I’m using sock yarn leftovers and may need to create more leftovers at some point…

      The little miss is already feeling much better, thanks to her antibiotics. And she’s only 3 doses in! It was lovely seeing her back to her sunny self this morning.

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  2. Charity says:

    Earaches are tough! I’m happy to hear that V is feeling better today!


    • They are! Poor thing. I would have gone to see the doctor earlier if it hadn’t been for the virus. I was sure the pain came from that! She did start feeling better very fast. Now, she doesn’t get why she needs to keep taking her antibiotics…


  3. […] when V was sick and I couldn’t get anything done? Writing that post was actually the push I needed to get productive.  So I couldn’t sew […]


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