Let me start by offering a heartfelt thank you to all of you who left messages for me here and on Ravelry. Your best wishes were very much appreciated, and gave us some cheer. As Emma reported previously, Doug and I have both been struck down by Covid, and it was nasty. My word for everyone: be cautious.
I have read comments from knitters about how having Covid gave them lots of opportunity to sit and knit. That has not been my experience. We were both quite sick and have had some unsettling and scary consequences brought on by the infection. We have been at the hospital three times in the last two weeks, had paramedics in the house multiple times, and had two late-night ambulance rides. Doug has had multiple brain scans, and managed to scare me to death at least once.
We have also been overwhelmed with the kindness of neighbours, friends, and colleagues, who have kept in touch, checked up on us, and done shopping and pharmacy runs. We have also been very well supported by the NHS in every way, and have had the best experiences and interactions with everyone – doctors, nurses, paramedics, technicians, porters, receptionists; all of these overworked people have been professional and kind and reassuring.
We are not through this yet. The virus is cycling and neither of us has very much energy. We still have significant brain fog. We are very sad about losing our sense of taste/smell. I am still coughing and Doug has debilitating headaches. Doug has some extra complications we are trying to sort out. For almost three weeks I was unable to knit, and really struggled to read, or watch TV, or do much of anything. In the past few days, I have begun to pick up my knitting and have been watching Wimbledon, so definitely things are picking up. I managed to put in the ribbing on my Myrtle, so it is all done except for weaving in lots and lots of ends:
I don’t have the brain space for weaving in ends at the moment, but hopefully within a week or two, I will have a little more energy. I hope to bring you finished shots of this beautiful project soon. Thanks again!