Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Warm Woolen Mittens




There has been much knitting going on here on the sick couch. After Mo was sick with the flu a week later Rhett got sick. High fevers for 3 days and just plain miserable. I assumed he had influenza and I was ready to ride it out, but by the night of day 3 he still had fevers and now a rash all over. I began to panic. Reading about the flu online is a scary thing. Worried enough that I made Berk call the doctor. She said it sounded like strep. The panic slowly left, and I grabbed a flash light to check out the tonsils. Sure enough, they were huge and covered in white patches.
Both Rhett and miss Ella have strep. Good times.
Watching all 3 of my little ones this month at one time or another with high fevers, I am very grateful for modern medicine. Grateful for flu shots. Grateful for good health.
I spent much time sitting on the couch just being there I guess. So I knit up these mittens I have been wanting to make all winter long. Very fun and easy project. I think everyone in the family deserves a pair.

10 comments:

Machen family said...

My two boys and I have been really sick with cold/cough gunk. I sound really bad, and get lots of sympathy too. I see you mentioned that you want family members to receive mittens, does that include cousin-in-laws?
p.s. arent those videos great! I saw them on another girls blog, which I can't tell you which blog it was now because I was just surfing along.

Nancy Campbell Allen said...

Those mittens are awesome! I'm still trying to master the scarf. :-(

So sorry about the strep! Miserable stuff.

Amy said...

I love those mittens, great job! I wish I could do that!

My kids have had RSV, and of course it could never be at the same time, so I feel your pain!

I found your blog through Nancy's and I found her's through Lydia's. Funny huh!

Jewels said...

You should make your kids wear them all winter long, every day, all day, it might prevent them from getting sick. Yeah Right.:) The mittens are adorable, will you make me some pie if I find my mittens?

Jeni said...

I'm so sorry all you kiddos have been sick. It's been the same thing over here too. I've been spraying down the house with lysol. I sure hope it helps because I don't know how much more of this I can take.

The mittens are beautiful. You are so talented.

TRIBE'S said...

I'm sorry everyone is so sick. We feel your pain we are going on 3 weeks of the sick stuff. I wish I would have been more productive with my down time. The mittens are so cute!

dani said...

i think you sound so cozy to be home with sick kids and working on mittens!

Naytron said...

I like French Canadian Apple sauce.

Penny said...

I'm diggin' your blog! I think you have a very creative soul. Kind of like haiku--you can zero into an agreeable slice of the essence. Browsing brought me to a blog where I immediately thought "I'll bet Amy would like this one!"

http://getting-stitched-on-the-farm.blogspot.com/

Go check out the "lammies" growing up to give you some yarn! Also, I wonder if you've ever thought of opening your own etsy place...

http://www.etsy.com/?gclid=CPWws4Kh7pgCFR0SagodkS6L1g

Molly said...

Ok, I want to make those now. Any chance you'd lend me the pattern?

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