Ugh . . .

Sick day 3

I brought the creeping crud home with me from my trip. I’ve got a miserable cold. It’s nothing that won’t pass, but it makes me not want to do anything but sit around and feel sorry for myself. Know what I mean?

There is no shortage of work stacked up, though, so I’m trying to persevere. As I was sitting at my desk this morning, I looked over at this.

Sick day

Yes, I had ice cream for breakfast. And yes, I was using periodic rows on my BFF sock as a negotiating tactic with my sick self. I actually managed to make some progress on my editorial project this way.

Augie had promised to help, but the yarn and ice cream were too much for him. It wasn’t so bad when he just wanted to sniff the ice cream, but when he started chewing a knitting needle, he got himself demoted from his position as number one office assistant back to kitty who doesn’t get to be on the desk while work is going on.

Here’s a question for you. If you had to choose, would you prefer that a blog be updated every day, even if that meant that some of the content was nothing more than a picture or two and a quick shout out, or would you prefer that it be updated every few days and that the content be more substantial? I actually think I prefer the former, but the only blogger I read who actually does this is Jean Miles. When I myself start to post for a second day in a row, I usually end up stopping myself because it’s just more of the same . . . knitting, reading, cooking, working, hanging out with cat and dogs. But then, that’s what this space is all about, right?

There are definitely times like today when I don’t have much to say, but I’m thinking about knitting, so it seems nice to pop in and mention that. At the same time, I don’t want to bore readers with content that is even more inane than usual. If you have an opinion about this, I’d really appreciate your sharing it with me—either by leaving a comment or by emailing me at

I’ll leave you with a couple of pictures of today’s mail delivery.


Tinkle and Glint

Can you even believe the gorgeousness??! I got this in two separate destashes. I’m in love with the colors. Hello Yarn fiber is always beautifully dyed, but these reds and pinks absolutely slay me. Spinzilla is coming up in a couple of weeks, and I’m planning to dive into this then.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day, and happy knitting!


  1. I’m sorry you’re sick, Sweet Pea. That totally sucks. I hope you feel better soon. As far as blog preferences goes, since I don’t get to talk to you every day, and I use the blog as a way to see inside your world, I’m happy any time you post, no matter how pithy or mundane or deep-thinking you are. As I embrace my inner under-achiever, I’m reluctant to make myself commit to doing anything every single day. Because the one day I don’t do it, be it take my vitamins or whatever, I feel like I’ve failed when I miss a day. Do what make you happy. If that’s every day, great. If that is just more pressure on you, then write when you think you have something to say.

  2. Jay

    I prefer the every day. Our life is goats and chickens and cats. Nothing anymore exciting than yours but it’s the life we choose. I always have 5 minutes to take a break and catch up with you. I don’t always have 15 minutes if they become longer, infrequent posts. Just my 2 cents.

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