Stitchy McYarnpants

Confessions of a husband-neglecting, cat-shooing, yarn-hoarding knitaholic. But in a good way.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

I'b Sick

I’b totally sick today. By nose is all stuffed ub, and yet it’s running like a faucet. Gross. It’s so stuffy that I can only breath through by bouth, so by borning iced coffee was a real treat. I was afraid that while I was drinking through the straw I would create a vacuum and imblode, bossibly sucking by head right into the straw! Lucky for be and cars near be, this was not the case. But I did try to swallow with by bouth oben, just id case.



Excuse be.

But I refuse to be sick for Rhinebeck. Even if I am, I’b still going. Hobefully Kellee and Belanie won’t mind all by sniffling. Ban, this sucks! I feel like I’ve got a whole cat stuffed in by sinuses! I was hoping by allergy medicine would helb, but it hasn’t. At least there’s Nyquil – sweet nectar of the sick. And Buffs Blus tissues! Those are the best. Jon has this cold, too, so we ran out of Buffs Blus and have resorted to toilet baber. It’s not a bretty scene at Chez Yarnbants.

I think I’b gonna need a thicker sweater for this weekend. Babybe I'll make one of these babies. I still have time! At least you'd be able to find be. Just follow the bointing and laughing.

I could stuff the sleeves with all the yarn I buy! (is it just be, or does this look just like Heather Graham?)

I could totally half-ass the sleeves AND hood and end ub looking like a frightened turtle wearing beach-colored wrist gauntlets.

Or I could just boke a hole in an afghan and call it a freaking day.


Blogger Fiber Fetish said...

Three words:

Egg Drop Soup.

Nothing better for a cold than egg drop soup, don't ask me why, it's got something to do with the eggs. Run, do not walk, to your nearest Chinese takeout and get enough for you and your honey. You'll both feel better in time for Rhinebeck.

Good luck!


10/11/2005 12:53:00 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

Hooter's wings -or- sushi and wasabi!! When the DBF is sick or has allergies, this always works (at least for about 8 hours).

10/11/2005 01:27:00 PM  
Blogger Tish said...

I'm a fan of African Red Bush Tea. I think the stuff tastes like cigarette water, but man o' man, I will drink it and I will feel better within a couple hours. And during cold season people come to me like it's a drug. It's good stuff is what I am saying.

10/11/2005 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

If you have a health food store near you, go get some Emergen-C packets. It has minerals and vitamins that help with colds. If you don't have any stores near you, let me know and I can always send you some. It is my wonder cure. I hope you feel better!

10/11/2005 03:42:00 PM  
Anonymous June said...

Oh by! I hobe you feel bedder sood! Get sub rest, sleeb lots. Id's your body's way of tellig you sobething!

10/11/2005 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous B. said...

Go read Norma!

10/11/2005 04:46:00 PM  
Blogger --Deb said...

I hope you feel better, too! I hope to meet you at Rhinebeck and it would be a shame for that cold to keep you away! Do feel better! (And, that one sweater? Pretty bad, but really, she had pretty marvelous hair. Kind of big, but really pretty. You know, to distract people from the sweater.)

10/11/2005 04:59:00 PM  
Blogger Kathy said...

You need a neti pot. Seriously, these suckers do AMAZING Things with a stuffy nose. Clears everything out and feels soooooo good while you're doing it. If you read miz Norma, she recommends them, too. Here's where I got mine on the cheap:

10/11/2005 06:39:00 PM  
Blogger dragon knitter said...

god, after seeing that boncho, i ting i feel sick too. sniff

10/11/2005 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Leisel said...

The model certainly doesn't look pleased about having to wear that poncho.

10/11/2005 11:12:00 PM  
Blogger Biglug said...

I hear that wearing an afghan as a piece of clothing will scare a cold right out of you!

10/12/2005 08:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Belanie said...

You best be feeling better soon, lady - cuz I don't know if my knocked up compromised immune system can take germs + 2 days in the cold wet weather.

I'm just sayin.

10/12/2005 08:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

This whole post had me on the floor. I sympathize...mine just went away after 3 weeks..3..count 'em..3.

That afghan poncho is just the best.

10/12/2005 09:42:00 AM  
Blogger Kellee said...

I'm so NOT going to Rhinebeck with you UNLESS you wear that poncho.

P.S. Emergen-C is the bomb.

10/12/2005 11:52:00 AM  
Blogger rogueknitter said...

I recommend Cold Season tea by YogiTeas or Gypsy Cold Tea Gypsy tea company.

And leave the sweater at home. It's set to be almost 70 degrees F at Rhinebeck this weekend.

10/12/2005 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Sneaksleep said...

For some reason, even though I check your blog every day, I visited today and found all these posts from, like, the past several days. WTF? Anyway, I'm glad your're back and posting, even though you're feeling sick. When my bf is sick, he always requests what he got when he was growing up in India: a homemade infusion of fresh ginger root (finely minced), with a dash of lemon juice. Honey optional. Opens those nasal passages right up. :) See you at Rhinebeck!

10/12/2005 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Knittykim said...

well, if you choose the afghan with a hole in it, when you get tired you can just lie down at Rhinebeck and take a quick snooze

10/12/2005 01:48:00 PM  
Blogger Kris G. said...

Augh!! Photo #1 looks like a knitted Elizabethan doublet. If it weren't so ugly, I might make one just because I can.

Help. Please keep me from doing that.

10/12/2005 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Kim said...

Aw! I hope you feel better soon. I'm finally done with my cold. Towards the end I was mainlining Nyquil and smoking Halls Cough Drops. Being sick is no joke!

10/13/2005 10:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Kristy said...

Surely this terrible cold hasn't killed you! Hope you are feeling better.

10/14/2005 06:31:00 PM  
Blogger Spark said...

you seemed much better when i saw you today, so i hope that means you're feeling better!

this is sara (aka sparknits) from webs, just dropping you a note to say hi and nice to meet you today! can't wait to see those hideous magazines we sold you end up on here.


10/14/2005 10:01:00 PM  
Anonymous PuppyMomma said...

I'b totally with you sister! And I lub my Buffs Blus too.

10/16/2005 07:11:00 PM  
Blogger Stychin' Gurl said...

Ok Im a nurse and although I love natural cures, my own snotty nose was making it impossible to knit and not leave stiff little gifts all over whatever I was working on at the time. Get some Affrin nasal spray and use it. Or a generic if you must ( I had to It was the end of the paycheck) as you squirt, tilt your head to that side (ie if squirting in the left nare then tilt left so it gets in those darling eustation tubes, boy did i mispell that!) Its amazing and no more snot. THEN eat your chicken soup.

10/17/2005 03:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Andrea said...

The nighttime, sniffling,
sneezing, coughing, aching,
stuffy head, fever,
pass out until you feel better medicine.


10/18/2005 10:58:00 PM  

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