Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Tissues, please?

In the past three weeks, I have gone through three full boxes of Kleenex. I am going to the doctor tomorrow. I just bought another three boxes though. I'm also taking ever allergy med under the sun and still my sinuses are clogged. Sudafed 12-hour (two a day) takes me from that level of downright miserable to head above water. I have to go to sleep with my hand holding a tissue under my nose. Not a pretty sight.

Anyway, being so stuffy has kind of put me in a perpetual snarky mood, so if I have not been talking to everyone like usual, I apologize in advance. I should be back to my normal cheerful (and by cheerful, I mean cynical and sarcastic) self in a few days. Maybe I can even take the dog on an actual walk. This is all because I went fishing a few days ago. Spent two hours and outside and my sinuses go from bad to 50 tissues/day. I went home for and surprised my mom for her birthday, and while I was there, I went fishing with my dad and nephew off the end of the dock. Nothing special, just caught a few catfish we had to throw back, but it was nice seeing them. My nephew has this habit of backing up when he feels a fish nibbling as he pulls on the rod, and he managed to back right off the dock. He was okay, just a little scared and freezing cold. Really I think he was just channeling me. Falling off the dock is something I would totally do (...again).

My sinus problems have also affected my knitting. Since finishing my final papers I have only finished a pair of socks that I started back in February.

Pattern: Charade by Sandra Park
Yarn: Fearless Fibers Superwash Merino Sock, Colorway: Spellbound
Ravelry Project Page (membership required)

charade socks 003

charade socks 001

Recently a few people have asked me to make socks for them. For those that have, I hope you understand the investment of time these suckers take. My cousin Elizabeth will be getting a gift pair, but everyone else will have to cough up some cash for the yarn (check with me before you buy anything though). Also, you can't pay me to make socks from a pattern--copyright laws and all.

---For Elizabeth Only, Skip to Next Section---
Izzybelle, take a look here and here and tell me what colorways you like (leave a comment to this post, I know how you are with email). At the first website, make sure you stick to the Superwash Merino and avoid the Merino/Tencel blends, and at the second site, just make sure if you like a colorway it is available in mediumweight.

I got my final grades yesterday---two A-'s. Okay, I guess. I know I shouldn't complain, but I'm sure I could have done better if my brain would have just focused. My final papers were crap, and I know it. I just churned them out so I could finally breathe again (figuratively because in reality that isn't going as well). And I can. Having this break is going to help me refocus and be a little bit happier.

I didn't intend for this to be such a long and rambling post, but that's what happens when you have free time I guess. Also, to explain the last post, Descartes is the philosopher who said "cogito ergo sum" ("I think therefore I am").

Off to knit some more.

1 comment:

Izzy said...

Here are my favs...surprise me. :-)
First site:
Spellbound (big surprise there!)
Second site:
Under the multicolor, Lapis, Lunasea (yeah,I know, appropriate name), Scottish Highlands
Under the single color: In the Navy, Midsummers Night, Spinel, Stonewash
There were so many beautiful choices it was hard to pick. Since these will be, without a doubt, my favorite socks ever, I tried to keep within the colors that I wear the most. (I promise I'll wash the socks every time I wear them and won't succumb to the urge to wear them a week at a time. :-) ) I really liked a lot of the bright, funky color combinations, but I just don't see them on my feet. (Well, I do... I just don't want to get the rep as the teacher with the really wild socks. It's hard enough being known as the teacher with the wild, uncontrollable hair that falls down a lot. I don't need to be any more eccentric!) You also need to remind me which of my foot measurements you need. (Now there's a sentence I never thought I'd be sending into cyberspace!)

Love ya and hope you'll be snot-free soon!