Despite the lovely wishes of our readers and friends (thanks, guys!), this bug that was on the run turned around and bit me again. I left work midday on Monday and dragged myself in to the doctor today. No firm diagnosis, but he said that he would have diagnosed pneumonia based on symptoms except that there wasn’t much to observe, really, on the chest x-ray. Still, he sent me home with antibiotics and I’m sure that we will see a real turn around in the next day or so.
He also sent me home with codeine for the cough. He warned me of the side effects - not to operate heavy machinery, not to sign any contracts, increase your fiber intake, etc., but he didn’t mention that it may lead to enhanced frogging.
Result: about 8-10 inches of sleeve has vanished, despite my glee at being so close to finishing the 2nd sleeve, despite the number of times I convinced myself the new skein of handspun really wasn’t that much darker and my efforts to blend it this time were much more successful than last time we went through this. In a gap in that line of reasoning, during which occurred the momentary thought “that sleeve does look darker overall than the first one or most of the body”, I suddenly found my lap full of raveled yarn.
This may prove to be disappointing in the clear light of day when I realize that what was just minutes from finishing will now take hours, likely days to complete.
But there is more cough syrup in the bottle.