Sick Sick Sick

Oh knitters,

I fell so hard. So quick. First Reed went down. I usually escape his kid colds. Not this time.


In bed. The sofa. Feeling sub-human. Sick kid. Grouchy husband. Missed most of work this past week, and I haven’t knit a single stitch since last Saturday.

The pits, I say. The pits.

I haven’t been that sick in years. YEARS. 

Fear not. I am feeling better. I even did the dishes and two loads of laundry. There is hope yet.

Speaking of which, this is the yarn I plan to knit with this year.


The blue is Quince Sparrow. This will be my first time knitting in linen. I am a bit worried about my hands, but I plan to take it easy and see how it goes. I am going to use it to knit Waterlily by Meghan Fernandes. The pattern does not call for linen yarn, so I hope I don’t regret the substitute. I was aspiring for Quince wool, but my LYS doesn’t stock it. Apparently you have to be a super special yarn store to cary the wools, which I think it is a bit snooty…I am just not a fan of anything remotely exclusive or otherwise not equally available to everyone. …and I wasn’t particularly inspired to order it online…although I am bedazzled by their color pallets. We’ll see how it goes. 

The umber-toned Dream in Color worsted Classy is for Katya Frankel’s Kitty’s Chemise. I don’t expect too much drama here, but you just never know. I have knit with Dream in Color fingering before but not the worsted. It was a good value for the yardage.

The pink Swan’s Island fingering is for Polaris by Hiroko Fukatsu. I have knit with Swan’s Island before…I was hoping for a new brand to jump out at me, but no luck…in part because my LYS can only cary so much. All the same, I am looking forward to the knit. 

Hopefully I will be knitting again soon!

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  • Reply Karin May 16, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    I agree with you about exclusivity. I did win a skein of Quince Chickadee and it’s nice, though there are many equals out there. Hope you feel better soon!

  • Reply knittymuggins May 16, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Aw, I’m so sorry you’ve been sick ๐Ÿ™ I feel your pain – we are only now healthy after catching everything that came down the pike since February. Lovely tops! Can’t wait to see them all. I’ve knit with the DIC Classy several times and really like it. There’s lots of yardage. Hope you feel better soon & are back to your knitting just as quickly ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply littleblackdogsa May 18, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Hope you are feeling better. And able to knit. ๐Ÿ™‚ Take care and look after yourself.

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