Friday, February 03, 2006

No sick days for mommies!

So it's 4:45 pm the other day and all of a sudden I get this really bad headache. Then I suddenly get really really nauseous. And then I get really, really sleepy. Like I-can't-keep-my-eyes-open sleepy. Just then Julian wakes up from his nap and starts smiling and cooing at me. Bad timing. I can't call my husband because he's already on the train on his way home from work and it's not like he can make it go any faster. So I manage to pick Julian up and bring him upstairs in bed with me and he was such a good boy. It's like he could sense I wasn't feeling well and he just lay there in the crook of my arm playing with his new sheep, Babaji (pictured here with the beginnings of bristow), until my husband came home at around 6 pm. And then just as suddenly as it came over me, I felt all better again. Weird, eh? Oh, and by the way, I'm not pregnant so that's not it. For the first time since I've been home taking care of the little guy, it occured to me that there are no sick days for mommies. No matter how crappy you feel, you have to somehow get it together so you can care for the little ones. That thought just freaked me out. Now I'm all paranoid about getting sick! Thankfully, I'm not sick very often so it's not really a pressing concern, but still...

Alright, long boring story let's get to the knittin'! I finished knitting the willow leaf mat from handknit holidays, but couldn't find a suitable frame in the house to put it in. So here it is without the frame (you'll have to imagine it ;0) I don't think I'll be knitting this one again. Unlike the cable leaf mat, this one is a pain in the neck to knit. The corners are 'afterthought' corners and, come to think of it, just might have caused the mystery illness!

I also cast on for bristow (the lovely red knit posing with Babaji in the top photo). I used my Olympic knitting addi's and they really do seem to turbo up the knitting. I've got half the back done in one day. That's really speedy for me! Oh, and why am I using my Olympic needles for another project so close to cast-on day you ask? Well I decided to train (aka swatch) the other night and the needles are too big for my Olympic cardigan. I don't have smaller addis. I panicked. I logged on to elann and ordered a couple more addis (to be safe) and now I wait... I really hope I get them in time. Please, mailman, please!!!


  1. I'm glad you're feeling better. I mat around the baby pic looks good...complicated though. Also hope your needles come in time for the olympics!

  2. Oooh, I hope the needles show up! Not being a mother, I guess I never stopped to think that they don't get sick days, but you're right. One more reason to call Mom and say thanks!

  3. The secret to getting through sick days as a mom is TV...hehe. Once Julian is older, you save favorite, long movies for those days. Then you snuggle on the couch and get a little rest. (or you can have coloring books, new books, legos, etc saved too).
    I love both your picture mats. I love that book too. Wish I had more time to knit. Or more quiet time where I could knit more than the brain-less projects. ;-)
    Glad you are feeling better,

  4. wow. so glad to hear you're feeling better. Thanks for the scoop on the stash busting. i'm not fast enough to join - already have something on the go and don't want to start up six projects... at the moment. Maybe at the end of the month i'll be in a new mind set.

    Knitty Hugs from n.d.g.