Well, I have been busy doing what I call "mindless knitting". I love the Spiral Rib Hat from Ann Norling. The pattern is great because it's basic, easy, comes in ALL sizes, for all weights yarn and it looks just a little nicer than a regular stocking cap. Of course you can't really see here because I had to take the photo in doors and the silk in the scarf wants to have all the camera's attention and it focuses there. It is the same colorway of Chasing Rainbow's Dyeworks, Hydrangea, but in a homespun wool instead of wool/silk. I made it long enough to pull down over my ears, cheeks and part of my neck because too much wind on those areas when I am at the beach can sometimes trigger one of my spinal migraines.
Speaking of which, thank you to anyone who read and prayed for me. This spinal migraine is finally gone! That is the good news. The bad news is that I woke up really sick on Friday morning. I wanted to try the Zicam, but didn't want to pay $10 for some medicine that may not stay *in* my nose which was runny like crazy. So I decided to buy generic lozenges for $3 containing the same active ingredient, 13.3 mg Zinc Gluconate Glycine. This has been a nasty sinus virus and I always am concerned that it will hit my lungs, but these lozenges work! It doesn't make your cold go away but this is the third day (that's all you take) of them and my symptoms are beginning to subside and act more like 7-10 days into a virus than 3. This is considered "homeopathic" so I am going to look at the natural foods co-op next time I am there to see if I can find the same ingredient without having to get all the extra chemicals in it. I can't give you medical advise, but I know we are going to have some of these on hand for the next time a virus hits. I did miss church today, which was disappointing but I am still contagious and feeling physically weak. I didn't think anyone would appreciate me sharing this with them!
Please pray that my kiddos will stay healthy because I am leading Bible study on Wednesday and I have yet to get to my Thursday Bible study (secondary to migraine and A being sick earlier in the week). Also, please pray for my insomnia to take a hike! It is not good for my migraines but may also be caused by them. It's a vicious circle.
So, while I have been trying to rest, I have been knitting and reading about knitting and playing on Ravelry. If you are on there too, I am StitchesofGrace...visit me! Wow, I have found lots of free patterns on there and more ideas than I could probably ever knit up. One cool one I wanted to share with you is for duct feet from Vivyan (a blog I have never visited before, but she is a knitter and designer with free patterns). It is like making a body form for sewing with duct tape only it is for your feet. I think I will put my Mom and some other friends through this...would make long distance knitting for surprise, much easier! :o) It would also work well for my own socks and for hubby's feet too. Hmmm...where would I store all these "feet"?! LOL If you saw how small and packed in like sardines we are, you'd laugh at this one too!
I hope everyone else had a more exciting weekend than I did!