Monday, September 21, 2009

non-creative convalescence

thanks to a great live-in nurse (the husband), I have been able to thoroughly rest and begin to recover this week.


as desirable a week off from household duties, kid carting, and general responsibility might seem, I can't say that I made great use of the time. most activity made my already aching head pound that much more. I know I couldn't have done anything more than I was able to accomplish.

yesterday, I finished the first of my "just another sock" pair. this is the project that sits in my purse, ready for action when I'm sitting and waiting for the kids to finish school, sports, or art classes. the sock couldn't be more simple, planned that way so I don't need to have a pattern nearby, and it was that easy, second nature design that made this an appealing project yesterday.

sKNITches syncopation yarn in "Collegiate". 2x2 rib cuff, heel flap and stockinette foot.

I did polish off the remaining books in my Young Adult queue. the five book Jessica Darling series (sloppy firsts, second helpings, etc.) kept me busy for a couple of days. I was impressed with the first and second books: the voice is witty and sardonic, and I befriended the main characters quickly. as with most episodic designs -- movies, television series, books -- I was disappointed as the saga continued. the next book on the nightstand was the curious incident of the dog at night-time. a quick read, I found what I enjoyed most was the perspective that the high-functioning autistic narrator provided. less of a mystery than a coming-of-age story, the curious incident kept me turning the pages.

so this week, I plan to take on the real world slowly. hopefully I don't burn up upon re-entry.

13 comments:

t does wool said...

glad you are feeling better...don't rush it melana...and it seems you had the perfect nurse ;))

IrishgirlieKnits said...

Hang in there! At least you started the week off right with a blog post :) And a super cute sock!!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

So glad you are feeling better! And even more glad to know you had a good nurse ;)

Renee said...

So good to hear your feeling better. Take it slow so it doesn't kick your butt again.

Happy knitting!

Carine said...

Very glad to read you feel better !
Keep on resting and have a little knitting, too.

Jodi said...

Hurray for being healthy again! Love the sock, and I thoroughly enjoyed "The Curious Incident..." too. Great book, totally a different narrative voice. After I read that, I went on to read a book by Temple Grandin about how being autistic in some ways helps her in her scientific research. Very fascinating!

kim said...

Glad to hear that you are doing better. Love the color of these socks. I started that book and just couldn't finish it. Now I feel as though I didn't give it enough of a chance.

Hilary said...

I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better! Sometimes it is very difficult to craft when you're ill. I know that when I was recovering from removal of my wisdom teeth, I hardly got any knitting done because I couldn't concentrate on anything. Sometimes you just have to rest everything, even the creative bones. I hope this week you continue to feel better and better.

Sourire11 said...

Yay for being healthy again! I love that sock. I have never seen that yarn before... WOW!

hyeknitter said...

Glad to hear you're feeling better - hope the rest of your recovery goes quickly! Your socks are great, too, btw.

Jane said...

oh, haven't seen that colorway before AND they are having an update today! Glad to hear you are feeling better.

larissa said...

So glad you're feeling better! I hope you had a good -and uneventful - week. I totally agree with you on the reading. I prefer to read when I'm sick because it keeps my mind occupied and just busy enough to keep from feeling sorry for myself. Can't wait to see your FLS - your yarn choice/color is perfect!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, re-entry is SO hard. glad you are feeling better....
LOVE that yarn.....!