Monday, July 17, 2006

gonna beat this thing

Fighting the lingering cold...I thought I was better, but awoke yesterday with the feeling that I was drowning in snot...excuse the blunt grossness here, but that's how it was. The old cold, realizing that it had run its course, spawned a vigorous new one, to prey on my sleep-deprived and alcohol-weakened (too many pomegranate cosmos at Patrice's birthday) state. The thing with a new cold, is that you can fight it at its nascent stages. I made myself a Devil's Smoothie and downed it. I'll follow that up with another one today. I've had good results with this recipe, provided I catch the cold early. I didn't use it before, on old cold, because I was in denial. I couldn't be sick. I wasn't teaching, after all! Idiot. But I generally keep the ingredients in the cupboard, just in case.

I started the purple Koigu socks. I decided to just make a plain sock. No ribs, no lace, no nothing, in order to let the Koigu speak for itself. I'm using the #1 needles, and am pleased with the density of the fabric, even though on #1's the progress is miniscule. That was another part of why I didn't want to complicate things with a lace pattern. But I wonder if I cast on too many stitches? 72 seems like a lot...

I'm off to Lowe's to buy a dog door.

4 comments:

Chelsea said...

I'm totally with you, letting the koigu speak for itself.

Acornbud said...

Yay Koigu...it needs nothing else!!
The Devil's Smoothie sounds toxic...er I mean for germs;) Hope you feel better soon.

mysticalfeet said...

So the Koigu's speaking for itself. Would that it would knit itself on those size 1 needles!

Reya Mellicker said...

The Devil's Smoothie would knock just about anything out of your system! Wow. Hope you're soon back to your standards of excellence!