The denizens of Shadowland are now 2/2 in the battle against the creeping crud. I'm still marginal, but Bookworm is afflicted. She's been hit worse that I have been -- the fever showed up last night. We went to "Convenient Care" this morning, and after a longer-than-for-an-appointment, but not scandalous wait, we were seen by a Physician's Assistant who confirmed flu (though not what kind, and I didn't have the heart to force Bookworm to endure a test), and prescribed Tamiflu. Evidently, Bookworm's asthma gets her on the short list for the Tamiflu (most folks have to suffer through without because the supply is short).
Meanwhile, I'm feeling better enough to be up and awake ... and therefor knitting.*
As you may recall, there was a challenge made a couple of weeks ago, when Beading Banshee claimed she'd finish her Chrysopolis before me. I lurched into gear, and made great progress for awhile, but then felt guilty when she had a feud with one of her ankles, which gave way causing her (in her words) to face plant, and strain her wrist on the way down. I put Chrysopolis away for a while. But in the last day or so, the fact that I'm so close to the end began to taunt me.
Now... I'm not about to STOP working on Nurse Potter's shawl. But, I figure I can take turns with them for a bit, and finish up Chrysopolis. So, when we're watching TV, I work on one for one show, and then the other for the next show. In this way, I've gotten to within one row of finishing the main border pattern on Chrysopolis:
This means that I'm ten rows from the bind off (counting purl rows). Wahoo!! (The next challenge will be finding space and enough blocking wires to block her -- she's gonna be HUGE!!) ((Oh Divine Though Blogless Elizabeth?? have you blocking wires I can borrow??)
I have also finished the first repeat of chart B on Nurse Potter's Garden of Alla Variant (Ravelry link).
This picture manages to wholly mangle the lovely colors in this shawl. If I were a better blogger, I'd work at getting a GOOD picture, but two posing sessions is all we're up for today. At this point, I'm starting to mess with the chart -- Though it would make a lovely cozy wrap, I don't really want to keep increasing six times every other row forever... I'll rut out of yarn before the shawl is long enough to be worth while. So, I'm backing down to four increases every other row, and keeping the center back section stable from here on. That'll create more of a Faroese shape, and I'm awfully fond of those.
Meanwhile, Kitty's been doing some amazing stuff. As the result of ... a ... unique challenge at school, she switched her schedule around, and finally got into Treble Choir. The day before the music department's first concert (all the choirs did a couple of numbers). In those 30 hours, she got new music, and memorized two fairly long pieces -- and performed after only 2 days of rehearsal! I didn't get to see it, I was home with Bookworm trying not to infect the school, but Golf Pro said she was great.
*Portions of this post will be cross posted with Seasons of Lace