Thursday, July 5, 2007
Bring Out Yer Dead!
Ok, so I lied. I did NOT post pictures of my lace on Tuesday but it is because I was mostly dead for part of Tuesday and all of Wednesday due to some horrible allergy/sinus abomination. There is nothing like being so stuffed up you cannot breathe and having sinus headaches and being just generally cold-like in July. It just kinda ruins everything, ya know? Not to mention knitting lace while taking Benadryl (which I normally avoid like the plague but it was just THAT BAD) is a particularly risky move. (I prefer "risky" to "stupid" so indulge me a minute...) I was really so miserable and the Claritin was not helping and it was the 4th of July which I really LOVE and I didn't want to miss the parade, cook out, and fireworks-they may be small town but I still love 'em! So I thought, "Hey! I'll just take a little Benadryl-it normally doesn't make me sleepy, in fact it usually makes me a bit jittery! I should be good!" WRONG. Oh my goodness, I'm not even sure what happened on Wednesday but I'm pretty sure I missed most of it. I was there but not there. That picture is of the 2 older Things and their cousins so I guess I was at the parade after all-who knew? I slept a good bit of the day, involuntarily, and what's that you are asking? Wasn't I responsible for young children? I think so--but I just turned on the TV, removed any obvious choking hazards, and passed out on the sofa. No joke-and I really never do that. The kids thought it was great-Thing 1 discovered Bob Ross painting on PBS and thought it was the coolest thing ever (what's not to love about a man w/ a huge afro dropping happy little trees hither and yon?) . God was merciful and all 3 Things are alive and well, but the lace didn't see much progress those 2 days. I really like knitting lace probably the best of anything and I am really enjoying this project and had not made a single mistake, but in the few minutes of the drug-induced stupor in which I tried to knit a row or 2, I made about eleventy billion mistakes and so I just gave up and went back to sleep. Needless to say, I didn't get completely finished with the 1st clue but I should tomorrow just in time for the 2nd clue. Plus we are going on a little road trip to visit my in-laws (and their in-ground pool complete with diving board-woot!) so I should be right on track unless the dreaded allergies return with a vengeance in which case I will go throw myself off the new deck because I just cannot take it anymore. We'll see how it goes. I will leave you with a crummy picture of the lace stole so far-it was night when I took it so the lighting stinks, but you get the gist of it.