It's such a good thing that I started that mindless sock the other day. I'd been feeling a little blah for a few days. Nothing that I could really put my finger on and say, "I'm sick, I need to stay home." I was just a little run-down and kind of achy in my shoulders and neck. I thought it was just left-over from a moderately insane holiday season.
Then Monday it happened. I was all right when I woke up. I did my workout, showered, had breakfast, I even went to work. But by 10 am I knew I was in trouble. My shoulders and neck were so stiff I couldn't turn my head, I had to turn my whole upper body. And I was getting that spaced-out disconnected feeling that always means I have a fever. I gave up and went home.
After I took a nice long nap, I looked around for something to keep my mind off how crummy I felt, and there was my project bag, with the Mindless Sock sticking out of it. Perfect! So I stuck my iPod in my ears, picked up the sock & started knitting.
This is how much I got done Monday afternoon:
Ribbing and leg
Tuesday I still wasn't feeling all that well, so I stayed home again.
I knit the heel flap:
On the inside
And then I turned the heel:
I always feel so clever when I do this!
I picked up the gusset and started the decreases last night, and finished them at lunch this afternoon. Soon, I'll have a whole sock done.
I'm so glad I had this project started before I got ill. I wouldn't have been able to manage it on Monday, I was just too out of it. But, since those first few fiddly rounds were on the needles already, I had something to do with all those hours when I was too sick to do anything, but not well enough to go to work.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go find my Mom and tell her that I've been sick before she reads this. Certainly don't want to get another one of these e-mails!