i’ve been confined to the apartment since saturday due to a horrible cold. i haven’t felt this lousy in ages. i’m feeling a little bit better now, no fever, but still gasping for air when i’m coughing. i also didn’t think it was possible to use such an enormous amounts of paper tissues. i’m out of tissues at the moment, so now i’m using up all the toilet paper instead. i still wonder at the fact that no part of my brain ends up in the paper when i blow my nose.
i was not even able to knit until tuesday, just hiding under the covers in bed. i already knew that i have the best boyfriend in the world, but sometimes i receive even more proof. on sunday, which probably was the worst day, he bought me the first season of the old addams family tv-series! he knows i love it and i almost started crying (i’m lying, i did start to cry) because i felt so miserable and because he is so kind. i’ve watched about two thirds of the episodes so far. it’s still funny. and very sweet.
morticia addams was my style role model when i was in my late teens. i also had really long black hair and wore black quite a lot. once i heard someone whisper “morticia” behind my back in school, and i felt so proud and complimented. she is incredibly cool. and she knits too! in almost every episode, i’ve noticed.
and speaking of television, om monday afternoon i happened to catch the very first episode of gilmore girls, which i’ve continued to watch (episode four is on later this afternoon). i didn’t watch the show when it first came out, i’ve seen the odd episode here and there, but it was usually aired when i wasn’t able to catch it. and now i’m hooked. what am i going to do? it’s on at 15:15 every weekday, but i’m normally at work then, so now i’m going to miss out on the rest! oh, bother! can one rent them at the video store, do you think?
on to the knitting bits. i’ve started working on the fingers of my autumn forest glove no two, so hopefully i’ll have a finished pair really soon!
i’ve started the aplaca scarf, which i call maple, because i think the colours reflect all the colours of maple trees in the autumn. i’t coming along quite nicely, but i’m not giving it an awful lot of attention at the moment, since there are other things i want to finish first.
and one of those thing are of course the fisherman’s jumper for stefan, which is also coming along quite nicely, unfortunately i can’t knit more than a few rows at a time, because my hands start to hurt. it’s starting to become quite heavy and i think that causes strain on my hands. when i took it out of the bag just now to take a photo i noticed that the bleeding needle had broke! and it’s my ebony needle too! i will not repeat my profane language uttered upon this discovery.
i’ve decided to call the fisherman’s jumper “hemingway”. why? because when stefan commisioned this jumper he said he wanted a fisherman’s jumper with a real folded polo neck, just like ones ernest hemingway used to wear. and since marika has a jumper called wittgenstein, i suppose hemingway is a fairly good name for a jumper.
i suppose he has something like this in mind: