Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Back! (Adriana)

Sorry for the hiatus in blogging. I've been quite sick for the past three weeks. At first the doctor thought it was a throat infection and put me on antibiotics which didn't do anything. Then she thought it was mono since one of my classmates has mono and I had all the same symptoms, but the tests came back negative. Finally she decided that I had an anonymous viral infection that mimics mono. The good news is that I'm now definitely on the mend. The bad news is that I've been sick for most of the last month of school so it's been hard to keep up. I am now in the last week of school and I am done everything except for my major paper (which I have barely started and which is due in less than a week. I'm going to ask for an extension).

Unfortunately for much of the time I was sick I was too tired to knit. I did manage to do a little knitting this past week but it's just a stockinette sock so not very interesting. I do have some pictures of my knitting to show off, though.

Long-time readers of this blog will know that one of my favourite people to knit for is my wonderful Granny, who is celebrating her 91st birthday today (Happy Birthday Granny!). This past weekend the whole family gathered to celebrate her birthday and just to be together (it's kind of sickening how much we love each other). Even though Granny had told everyone that she didn't want any presents I wanted to give her something anyways. I decided to give her the River Shawl I'd knit this winter for two reasons: 1) because it's too dark to go with my wardrobe, and 2) because when I showed it to her last month she couldn't stop petting it. Also 3) because I love my Granny and want to keep her warm in luxury fibres.

Here she is looking happy after I wrapped it around her

Here she is admiring how fine it is

And here she is proudly telling my relatives about it

Time for me to stop playing on the internet and get down to some serious work. I can't wait to be done school (soon, so very very soon!).


Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous shawl! Your granny looks pleased as punch that you gave it to her.
Glad to hear you're feeling better. I hope the paper goes smoothly and that you get a chance to relax when it's all over!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back. Glad you're feeling better.

Very pretty shawl too!

Heather G. said...

Happy Birthday Granny!

So sorry that you have been so sick! Hope that you are on the mend now...

Glad Granny loved the shawl :)

Bertha said...

Happy 91st birthday to your wonderful granny who is no doubt very deserving of your beautiful River!

Rosemary aka fabricfan said...

Gorgeous shawl, it must have been hard to knit such a dark colour. Looks great on your granny.

happy2knit said...

So sorry you were sick. Sending healing thoughts your way ;-)

Your Granny is just the cutest! And the shawl is pretty cool, as well. Lace, in black?! **shudder** You go, girl.