Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Snails Pace

I feel like all my projects are coming along at a very slow pace. Even though I know this already, I still don't listen. Never do intricate lace knitting on the train, especially if you are working from a chart. I did this yesterday, and of course, my stitches are now off. I am in the middle of backing out my 138 stitches on my Spring Shawl Surprise. I have one more row to go, and I already have done 1 1/2 rows. Oh well, live and learn as they say.

The rest of the yarn I needed for the Half-pi shawl I was binding off arrived yesterday, so I'll finished that sometime this week. I'm getting bored with all this intricate stuff, so I need a worsted or bulky yarn project to work on. I think I want something with sleeves. I guess I'll be hitting the books tonight to find something.

I'm messing around with another design project that I haven't submitted so there's no rush on that. I think I like what I'm seeing so far, I'm not sure yet.

In other news, I've had a really bad sinus infection in my throat for the past month now. I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago. He gave me antibiotics, but they didn't work. He upped the dosage, that didn't work. He then changed my medicine on Friday, and added a few more prescriptions. I think it's working , but the process is slow. In an attempt to help myself a little further. I started using an old home remedy. I bought some ginger root. I smash it a little to get the juice out. Boil it and make tea with honey and lemon ( I also add a tea bag too). That seems to be helping a lot. Does anyone else have any other remedies that they know of? Please let me know.

No pictures this time. Hopefully I'll have something soon.


Mariss said...

I hope you feel better soon. I don't have any home remedies unfortunately.

How about a hot bath and let the steam get in those sinuses?

Lisa said...

My deepest sympathies on feeling icky...I've been trying shake a sinus thing myself. Tonight I tried a neti pot for my upper sinuses and ear candles for the ear congestion. I'll let you know how it goes :)

Feel better!

EmilyG said...

Yup, I've got a sinus infection, too!

I recommend some kind of sinus rinse, like Lisa's neti or the "regular sinus rinse kit" from these folks, http://www.unimedprod.com/ which is what I use. You can find it at pretty much any drugstore, I think.

Good luck!

Robin said...

Hope you are feeling better soon! I agree on the honey and lemon remedy - that works for me.

And yeah, I can't knit anything even remotely requiring concentration when I'm out with friends or on public transportation.

Amanda said...

Hey girl, sorry you were feeling poorly! If you still feel bad you can gargle with the yellow spice Tumeric. Steep 1 tsp in very hot water for about 5 minutes and gargle with it a few times a day. Gargling with salt (1/4 tsp per cup) dissolved in hot water.

Sheila said...

Oh no a sinus infection, they seem to take forever to go away... feel better soon and wish I had a remedy to impart with. Good luck with the lace shawl, I'm sure its going to look fab.


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