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Sunday, 2 October 2011

Bleeurrghhh! and also 'Ta dah!'

I have not enjoyed the UK Indian Summer, it has been beautiful, sunny and warm, however I have had a rotten stinking virus!  I will spare you all the details.  Every cloud has a silver lining, the above tissues have been my constant companion.  What a Knitty find they were.  It is almost worth being poorly so you can bag yourself a couple of boxes complete with wonderful Aran Cable design.  I have some tablets, antibiotics, steroids and antihistamine.  The steroids are exactly the same ones that the dog takes, in fact it would have been much cheaper to get them from the vets.  I am on six times the daily dose compared to the dog!  I am not sure what is raging temperature and what is gorgeous weather.  I have felt truly awful!!  I have only been happy when I have been moaning or asleep!  Now I am getting on the mend thanks to all the pills but they are making me feel awful.  Bleurghh!
Today I took five minutes to finish my Ruffle scarf, sew in two ends and sew on a button.  I could not persuade either of my boys to model for me.  I forgive them as the oldest has been keeping me in steady supply of 'Red Bush Tea' and the youngest has been very caring and loving running me a bath and saying kind things.  When I put the scarf on he said 'Wow you look like Queen Victoria!'  It does look like an Elizabethan Ruff though doesn't it?  So I think I get where he was coming from.

My Camera battery is almost dead, so I could not be too fussy with the shot.  My charger appears to have stopped working too which is another technical calamity.  I enjoyed knitting this even though in the end there were over 1000 stitches per row!  It is very soft and light.  The yarn was really fantastic to work with, I just love the colours.  I am sure it will be just right when the heatwave moves over to make way for the snow that has been forecast for October.  It will be just right to wear to work to keep me snug.


  1. Feel better soon and I love both the scarf and the tissue box!

  2. It's beautiful! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. Poor you! That's pants, oh and thank you for your sympathy to me too it was very well received. The scarf looks lovely by the way and I am sure you don't look like Queen Victoria as the well meaning littlie suggested.
    Hope you are better soon my lovely.

  4. Dear Lucy.. oh my.. sounds like you got a baaaaaaad virus. I need to get my flu shot! The ruffly scarf is gorgeous and will keep you very warm. I laughed so hard when you said your boys would not model it that hubby made me read your post to him. Get well soon!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. Love the tissues and scarf and hope you keep on getting better!!

  6. Sorry to hear you're under the weather :( Being sick is no fun! It is good though that you had a pretty little box of tissues and some loving boys with you. That does help in it's own way. On the upside, congrats on finishing your scarf! Cute little ruffles and fun colors help to bring smiles. I'm sure it'll be quite snuggly once the coolness of autumn truly sets in!

  7. Sorry to hear that you are ill! Hope you get better soon :) Your "ruff" is lovely and the yarn looks beautiful :) You must have willpower to knit over 1000 stitches a row though! Phew!

  8. Aaw Lucy, sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well. Although I'm glad your boys have been looking after you! I hope you're feeling better soon

    Much love,

  9. I hope you are feeling better soon. I just love your ruffle scarf - it's so pretty! I especially like the yarn you chose. I bet it keeps you toasty warm this winter.

  10. Aww Lucy, I share in the manky virus feeling, it is so frustrating when the sun is shining... I may send out for some of your lovely tissues.
    I hope you pick up soon
    Best Wishes

  11. What a lovely scarf, beautiful wool.
    Carol xx

  12. I hope you feel better soon, we've been having a lot of rain lately and it's been killing me :(.

    Those colors are beautiful!!! I would love that. I love that style :)


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