My how the last week sure flew on by me! I published my Yarn Along post last Wednesday morning, looked at a few other Yarn Along posts and then as the morning progressed I slowly succumbed to the nasty bug that claimed everyone in my home last week. Thanks to being so sick I did not accomplish even half of what I wanted to do on my knitting. And reading didn’t really happen either as I was just too tired to focus.
I did work here and there on my Weekend Shawl though because I have yet to reach the lace part in the pattern so knitting was still rather mindless. I am loving the shape of this shawl. I don’t know if you can see it in the photo or not but it is not your typical triangle shaped shawl. As the pattern states the shawl is more like a three-quarter circle. I really like how it is going to naturally drape over the shoulders. About another 10 rows to go and then I get to begin the lace!
Last week I revisited one of my all time favorite books on herbs, An Encyclopedia of Natural Healing for Children and Infants by Mary Bove. This book is so well loved. It is dog-eared, stained, and full of notes. I have owned it for well over 10 years and still refer to it today. I pulled it off the shelf last week when my youngest two babes were feeling the effects of that horrible virus. Fever, cough, congestion. Noted in the book I have written down how well my oldest son responds to mullein leaves, thyme and anise seeds during bouts of cough with congestion. This little note-to-self proved to be helpful in preparing a tea that soothed Ariella’s cough on her worst day.
I hope to return to the fiction book I started last week now that we are all feeling better. It feels good to get back to normal! I hope you are all feeling well and I look forward to seeing what you are reading and working on this week.