Monkey see

26 Jan

I seem to have come down with a bad case of food poisoning (my husband is sick also.)  I’m home from work today, and yesterday I went home at 10 am.  I’m feeling cranky, and I’m unable to do much beyond sit on the sofa.

I’ve been knitting on the back of the Blooming Cardigan, and at least that piece will be done soon.  It isn’t hard to knit, I’ve just been unfortunately waylaid by illness.  I put my Widdershins away for awhile – I got to the heel and had issues, which I do not feel even a little bit like trying to work out right now.  Instead I started a pair of Monkeys, which I have never made before.

The yarn is Colinette Jitterbug in slate.  This yarn doesn’t really pool, although at times the colored bits can kind of clump together.  I switched the cuff to 2×2 rib, but I think I’m going to restart in the twisted rib.  I messed up on the chart and somehow missed row 9, so I have to rip back anyway.  I think the colors would clump less on the tighter rib (but again, at least it isn’t pooling splotches of the same color… love this yarn!)  The pattern is easy, and I also feel that the purled sections probably help to combat pooling, which is why this pattern is so popular for variegated yarns.

Or at least I plan to do that if I ever feel any better!  I’ve had food poisoning before (ended up in the hospital with it once) but somehow it doesn’t get easier with experience…

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21 Responses to “Monkey see”

  1. EtSu January 26, 2009 at 3:37 pm #

    Oh dear that’s terrible news. I hope you and the husband make a quick recovery. Best wishes.

  2. Knitters Delight January 26, 2009 at 4:15 pm #

    Sorry to hear you and your husband are sick. I hope you both have a speedy recovery.

  3. Marcia January 26, 2009 at 4:34 pm #

    I’ve been sick of all the Monkey socks on Ravelry, but I actually really like them in this yarn!

  4. Niki January 26, 2009 at 4:36 pm #

    Poor you! Many people in my office have had some sort of stomach bug. Hope you both are feeling better soon!

  5. Renee January 26, 2009 at 4:38 pm #

    Sending you and your husband “get well soon” wishes!

  6. JoAnn January 26, 2009 at 4:50 pm #

    Sending good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery. I’ve never had food poisening before and can’t imagine what it’s like. Not good, I’m sure.
    The Monkeys look great in that color. That’s one yarn I don’t own – yet. I have one Monkey done with DIC Smooshy. It’s a nice pattern to work on. I’d like to try the No-Purl Monkeys someday also.

    Take care!

  7. orata January 26, 2009 at 6:33 pm #

    I hope you feel better soon!

  8. Brainless Knitter January 26, 2009 at 8:55 pm #

    Food poisoning, that;s such a shame. Ouch.

    Could someone tell me what a monkey is?

  9. lynne s of oz January 26, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Hope you get better soon! Food poisoning is No Fun At All.

  10. Elizabeth Boyle January 26, 2009 at 10:44 pm #

    So sorry to hear you are sick. Hang in there.

  11. Lis January 27, 2009 at 12:53 am #

    Food poisoning is never pleasant. I hope you have plenty of rest and take plenty of fluids. Get well soon!

  12. Lisa H January 27, 2009 at 12:55 am #

    I’ve nominated you for an award. I ‘ve been reading your blog for a few months and I love it. Your style delightful. Each project makes me want to drop everything and knit. I am probably the slowest knitter in the world. I’ve never left a comment,so I guess now is better than never. Check out my blog for details if you have time. Congradulations

  13. Shannon January 27, 2009 at 1:16 am #

    That totally sucks, I don’t think there is any worse kind of illness. I hope you guys feel better soon!

  14. Eva January 27, 2009 at 5:03 am #

    Oh, that’s terrible news. I am so sorry to hear that you and your husband are ill. Food poisoning sounds horrible. Get well very soon!

    The yarn of your monkey socks looks great. Love the colors.

    Best wishes,

  15. Lisa January 27, 2009 at 10:29 am #

    Sorry to hear that you’ve been sick. Hope you get well soon.

    Love the colors on the newly started sock!

  16. Ana January 27, 2009 at 10:43 am #

    So sorry to hear that… Hope you and your husband get well soon!

  17. Suzanne V. (Yarnhog) January 27, 2009 at 11:35 am #

    Oh, I’m so sorry! I’ve had it a few times, and there isn’t much that’s worse. I hope you feel better soon.

  18. wishiwerebuffy January 27, 2009 at 7:40 pm #

    Did you eat the peanut butter? If so, you might want to go to the hospital – in case it’s salmonella.

  19. Hissy Stitch January 28, 2009 at 12:33 am #

    Ooh, interesting yarn! And I hope you get to feeling better soon. Food poisoning isn’t fun. Good that you recognized what it was and didn’t just call it the “stomach flu” (which my doctor tells me doesn’t really exist).

  20. Trine January 29, 2009 at 8:32 am #

    Ugh, that sucks that both of you are sick! I hope you feel better soon! Good thing you have knitting. I don’t think I’ve ever had food poisoning before, so I don’t know what it feels like, but I empathise with you nonetheless. :)


  21. trish January 29, 2009 at 4:42 pm #

    that yarn is so gorgeous! I hope you are both feeling better by now.

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