Yes, if you must know we still are. (Vomiting that is.)
I thought we were done but as it turns out we're not. We just got an 18 hour break before it started up again. That would be why I'm posting at 4 PM instead of 7 AM. Other things on my agenda this morning…
So I think this is where I say something wise like, "These
things take time. Like gardening, making sauerkraut, raising children,
and – as it turns out – getting over the stomach flu." and pretend it doesn't suck to have puking kids. (Which it does.)
Because we could have worse problems. That much I know.
So rather than grumble about our tummy troubles any more, I wanted to show you this. Because a bit of knitting can even make vomit less horrible.
The yarn is like heaven – 50/50 silk and wool from Sundara. Crazy soft.
The details on my project are here. (If you aren't on Ravelry and couldn't see my projects before, I adjusted my settings so that now you can.)
I love it.
It is (hands down) my favorite knitted project ever.
I fell in love with the pattern and would let out and audible squeal each time I saw it in my Ravelry favorites or on my Pinterest feed. (Really. It was an, "Eeeeeeee!" every time.)
So I finally got the yarn, bought the pattern and cast it on.
Considering how much I loathed knitting Lupine's cowl, my sanity was questioned at least once when I set to work.
But as it turns out, I loved it. I loved thinking about it, knitting it, and now I love wearing it every single day.
The only issue I had was with how it was received by my favorite five-year-old. Lupine sobbed passionately the night I cast it off and said, "I'm throwing my cowl away because mine is ugly and yours is beautiful. Give me that one. I hate mine!"
(In case you are wondering, I told her she could borrow it but that this cowl I made for myself and if she wanted one too she could ask for it for her birthday. I thought she was going to but instead she asked for a sweater. More on that later.)
As another aside, the photos are by my talented sister-in-law Nicole who has been living with us for the past four months. We adore here without reservation. She left this morning, heading back to Washington State and we'll miss her so.
I realized seeing these in here how rarely I show you my own face. So. Here I am.
But all of this really begs the question: do you even knit? Or am I boring you with all this gushing over yarn and needles?
P.S. Sorry if this is all over the map. I haven't slept much. xo