I know ,"best laid plans of mice and men", by now I should be well aware that if I figure I am going to have oodles of knitting time, it will go splat in my face.
We did make the trip to PA just fine, and are so glad we could be there to help my Mom & Dad through this time. Unfortunately, Friday night I started getting hit with the Sinus/Throat Monster that has been attacking unsuspecting individuals. Hence, my ride to PA was miserable with clogged sinus, and blocked ears, and being totally unable to sleep (even though I was up most the night on Friday night). Upon waking on Saturday morning (we did go back to sleep from 4am until 8:30am) there was a phone call from my Mom - Nana had passed during the night (actually about the time I was awakend with the inability to breath, and significant ear blockage).
It has been a blessing for all concerned that Nana finally passed, as she had been in failing health for quite some time, and seriously so for the last 3+wks. She is now at peace and so is are my Parents. It will take some time for them to adjust to not making her part of their daily routine (visiting, feeding, doctoring and such); but I am assured they will be fine.
So now I just have to finish getting well so I can get on the plane on Sunday to go visit Rachael and Viv and Susan. Wish me well. I have to get rid of all this "not feeling well stuff" right quick. I don't do sick well, and I really have no desire to fly with this in tow.
As, for knitting, I got a bit further on Rick's Blueberry Waffle socks. I must admit they are nice mindless knitting. It may end up being his main pattern of socks at the rate I am going. Although all in all it is a fairly monotonous pattern R1&2 Knit around R3&4 K2, P2. That is it.
The Clessidras aren't nearly as difficult as I imagined them to be, just a bit fiddlely with the cables and such. If I am lucky, I will finish both pairs of socks and be a good bit done with my sweater by the time I return. Who knows, maybe I will even start another pair of socks. Something bright and cheery...spring like. Yeah, yeah, that's it... spring like.
Until then everyone take care and STAY WELL, if the sinus/throat monster knocks on your door, do not, under any circumstances open the door. He is a sneaky thing, and will get you quick and then stay for awhile.