Let’s Play a Game

Who’s up for a round of Wheel Of Contagion?
Okay, let’s spin!
whoosh whoosh didadidadidadida di da di da di da da . . .
It’s . . . bronchitis!!!

Yup, bronchitis has kept me in bed for almost all of the past 72 hours. Too-sick-to-knit style sickness. I am so not down with this.

Pretty much all I’ve been able to do is catch up on podcasts (Yay, Coverville! I love you, Lime & Violet! And you too, Melvin Bragg!) and think about New Year’s resolutions.

Last year, I made a resolution that was unrealistic – to do a century ride each month. Now, that would have been a really great thing to do, but I fell so far short of that goal it’s laughable. So I’m retooling that resolution this year. This year, I resolve to just get my butt on the bike once a week. This is a far, far lower bar than I set last year, but it’ll be very easy to meet this goal, and I’ll be a better person for it.

Another task that should not be too hard to accomplish is finishing up this bad boy:


I’m ready to divide for the v-neck on the front now; I just need to find another couple of stitch holders.

Spare some stitch holders for a brother?

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  1. Kath Says:

    Ecchhh…cooties! Hmmmm…methinks you will not be a hit on the New Year’s Eve party scene. That is, if you were even capable of making it off the couch!

    For me, extra stitch markers are usually found in the jewelry box – solo earrings and old cheap rings. But that probably won’t help you! Ummm…bread bag holders and twisty-ties??? Not glamorous – but might work.

    Anyway, hope you feel better soon and have a happy new year!

  2. Stephieface Says:

    I’ve occasionally made my own stitch holders with hangers …. plus- great stress relief and afterwards you get to have some booze while screaming “no more wire hangers!”.

    Can be quick and dirty with a a hanger and a pair of wire snips…. a little more involved if you file down the ends.

    A super awesome resoloution that you are guaranteed to keep….. get over bronchitis. Happy New Year!!!!! Get better!

  3. Cory Wright Says:

    Dave, you are the sickliest guy I know. :)

  4. cryssyer Says:

    Being a geek, would you have some wire lying around? or some extra cable to harvest? Useful in times like these if you snip off the ends…

    I sympathize with the sickies. I have a wicked sinus infection that started Saturday and is still kicking my butt today. Makes for a lousy New Year’s Eve, to be sure. Hot toddy and bed for you buster. Feel better and Happy New Year!

  5. Barbara from Nova Scotia Says:

    What? No sexy nurse to fetch your meds and stitch holders??
    Get well soon!

  6. Suzy Says:

    Sorry you are not feeling well. You know it is said whatever you are doing at midnight New Year’s is what you will be doing for the rest of the year. I hope that is not true in your case–unless you made it out of bed and to a New Year’s Eve party. Good resolution-Ladies, if you have not had the pleasure of seeing the Beloved Kilted One in biker shorts. Well….let’s just say, he looks good coming and going! I hope the “get my butt on the bike once a week” will have the target day as Sat.! See you at the YB!
    Happy New Year and a healthier one at that!

  7. jo Says:

    stitch holders? why not just use scrap yarn… easy to use and it doesn’t get in the way of the active stitches…

  8. Donna Says:

    I’m sure publishing some kilt p0rn will make you feel sooo much better…oh wait…that’ll help us all feel better…hahaha…it’s been a loooong week…yeah, that’s my excuse…

    Feel better!!!

  9. rams Says:

    What Jo said — you telling us there’s no yarn in that house? Better than stitch holders (more flexible) and always plenty to be had. Thread it through and onward! (Impatient to see the rest of the sweater.)

  10. Miss Scarlett Says:

    Stitch holders? I would just use scrap yarn – and if that is not available, you have a bigger problem than contagion on your hands!

    Hope you feel better soon.

  11. Lee Says:

    Stitch holders, I always use yarn. I have some fingering weight in a brilliant chartreuse that works great. Never confuse it with the work at hand.
    My personal philosophy is that sugar is a source of many problems, and that so many people get sick this time of year because of all the desserts. It’s been demonstrated to suppress your immune system, so I’d cut out the ginger ale if you’re indulging. Everyone in my office is sick as a dog… but me. And I’ve had no sugar or corn syrup. None. Zero. Check out the book Sugar Blues sometime.

  12. Jess, of the Bugs Says:

    I hope you are feeling better. My husband just came down with the vomit-plague. Blech.
    So far this winter, everyone around me is getting sick, but I am not (knocks wood). I hope to all that’s holy that this trend continues. The vest is looking lovely and it appears as though the end is nigh.
    Go lookit my blog – I finished the Worsted Stocking Knaves.

  13. amanda Says:

    I mentioned before….send me your snail mail and you get a bunch of goodies. Including stitch markers.