i'm back home! i have been out of town for work for the last week - i left last friday and just got home yesterday. of course, i started getting ill the day before hopping on a place to miami. yeah... so i've been really, really sick the whole time, which also included a flight from miami to san antonio. by my flights home yesterday, i literally could not get air to go through my nose. combine that with the joys of flying, and you can see i have not been a happy camper.
i'm still feeling really quite awful today, but i at least got meds. the doctor at the emergency clinic told me i had a "raging sinus infection" for which he would prescribe "hardcore antibiotics." i also got steroids for my nose. weird, huh?
today, i have managed the doctor and a little bit of finishing/button sewing on my latest completed item. and, oh my goodness, i love this cardigan! i have dubbed it my apple cardigan. i knit it up with drops alpaca held doubled. after trying three different patterns and being unhappy with them all, i decided to just go my own route with this yarn. this was a simple top down raglan with random purled sections and a 5-stitch garter stitch button band. around the waist at the back, you can see some ribbing to pull it in a bit, then i did a few rows of 2x1 ribbing (after adding 1 stitch per knit stitch in the 1x1 ribbing section). once i got through with the ribbing, i ended up making 1 stitch for every 4 in order to give the bottom a little poofiness. i'm pretty thrilled with this little guy! i can't wait to throw it on over a poofy-skirted summer dress. some day...
just look at how yummy this yarn is.
also, i've got to catch up with self-portrait thursday. i kind of cheated a bit this week - i was just too sick to even think about it until today, but it still follows the same theme of whatever sad, pitiful photo i would have taken on thursday.
2.19.09. this was when i was just starting to get sick and falling asleep on the couch.
2.28.09. and here's the honorary thursday one - me with all of my drugs this morning. i still feel absolutely horrid and have developed a nice headache on top of everything else, but the drugs give me hope.