Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Illness and knitting

There has been much illness, of the vomiting variety. Not good. We got back from our lovely weekend late Sunday, the Christening went very well and my clever Godson managed not to cry once, well not until the vicar took him for dunking, her hands were very cold and he cried loudly into her microphone which I think shows excellent communication skills. Anyway, Monday morning I woke up feeling very nauseous and things went down hill rapidly from there. The Technical Advisor had to deal with dinner and managed to be pretty creative with what little was available but Tilly sat at the table and was immediately sick, her brother started some time in the night. The Technical Advisor earned gold stars for dealing with all of this while I lay pathetically in my sick bed. He began feeling ill by morning.... Thankfully we all seem to be a whole lot better now.

The quilt obviously was not completed and I feel much better about it all now that the pressure is off, I expect to finish the top this week, it is very almost done in fact and will start the quilting next week.

Other unfinished objects include the Denim. The knitting was finished a few weeks ago but I haven't been able to face sewing, I will soon, very soon.

Meanwhile there has been this. Betty from Rowan 38. I love this Yorkshire Tweed, the colour, the yarn, perfect. The pattern proved to be a little less mindless than I was hoping, every other row requires the stitch to be increased which isn't very much fun but I do like the fabric it creates and all being well I think this will be a much worn knit. I have completed the back and two front pieces so far, just the sleeves to go but obviously at some point I must tear myself away from this and complete the darn denim. Soon, very soon....

Due to all the illness, and subsequent washing, I am a bit behind with replying to comments, thank you so much for all the comments and opinions on the quilt, it really is so helpful. I will reply slowly but surely.


Blogger Artis-Anne said...

Oh dear I am sorry you have all been poorly . Time for a little TLC all round I think

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 6:08:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

I'm sorry to hear you've been unwell - sickness has swept through my home, too. Betty is lovely - just think - the denim business is almost over! Hooray!

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 7:45:00 pm  
Blogger alice said...

Betty will be just so lovely and looks easy to wear.

Sorry you've all been ill - it's so fantastic when you get better though, isn't it? Except for all the catching-up to do, of course.

You shouldn't put so much pressure on yourself to reply to all the comments. Everyone understands (especially me - I'm particularly bad at that!). Take care.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006 10:23:00 pm  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Sorry that you've been sick - hope you all feel better soon. Betty looks great!

Thursday, October 19, 2006 9:13:00 am  
Anonymous Katie said...

Betty's one of those sweaters that I gaze at longingly every time I open that Rowan magazine. Maybe when I've finished a few more things I'll be able to knit it? Very curious to see how yours turns out.

Sorry to hear you have been sick - but glad to hear that you are on the mend.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:17:00 am  
Anonymous Sabine said...

I'm sorry you have been all ill and then thaat most horrible of all (minor) illnesses. Glad you are on the mend.

Your knitting is gorgeous. I am very curious about the denim.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:33:00 am  
Anonymous Carol. said...

Sorry to hear you have all been so sick. I hope you are all feeling stronger. Betty is looking lovely. She will I am sure be a sylish yet comfy knit. I love the colour. I hate to ask - but one day will you tell us about the lovely pottery I see that appears in you photos often? I dabbled in pottery some time ago - even taught it to 10 year olds for a time. Anyway just interested if you feel so inclined.
All the best....

Thursday, October 19, 2006 10:08:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

Your sweater is beautiful. I like the style at the front.
How well I remember the cry of "I barfed!" in the middle of the night from one of my children. There is nothing like it to jolt you from a sweet sleep. I hope all tummies at your house are soon settled down. My mom used to give me ginger ale with the bubbles stirred out. It was soothing.

Friday, October 20, 2006 12:36:00 am  
Blogger Cherry Rolfe said...

Oh - get well soon all of you. I think 2006 has been a record year for 'minor' ailments (nothing minor about clearing up vomit!).

Friday, October 20, 2006 8:17:00 am  
Blogger Midsummer night's knitter said...

sorry to see you've been ill - hope everyone if fine now,

Sunday, October 22, 2006 3:01:00 pm  
Blogger alltangledup said...

you poor thing, I hope everyone gets better soon. It is so not fun when everyone is ill like that.

Sunday, October 22, 2006 3:41:00 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

Hope you are all much better now.

Sunday, October 22, 2006 5:53:00 pm  
Anonymous joy said...

Good to know you're better now. The Yorkshire tweed is beautiful in that color. Do you find it itchy at all?

Monday, October 23, 2006 3:22:00 pm  
Blogger Kuka said...

oooh poor you guys!
I hope everyone is feeling better.
I love the colour of that yarn - its gorgeous!!

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 1:12:00 am  

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