Well, I pretty much spent the last four days moving from bed to couch and back again. I'm feeling a little better. But I'm short on sick leave so I'm back at work.
Being sick stinks. But I did get to do a few restful activities. I watched season two of "Black Books" (loved it!), "Stranger than Fiction" (pretty good) and "The Prestige" (freaked me out). I read half of THE BOOK THIEF (good so far!) and THE TERROR (freaking me out). And I knitted half of two different shrugs. I started my Flair sweater and then immediately got confused. I can't figure out how to place the stitch markers. And you have to cast-on extra stitches in a backward loop method that I don't know how to do. I knit continental and always use a long-tail cast-on so I'm not sure I can figure this out without help.
It would be great if there were a local sweater-knitting class I could take but I haven't found any so far. But the shrug is going okay. I started making one in this delicate fuzzy pink yarn but couldn't see the pattern very well so I cast-on another one in a green wool/acrylic yarn for practice. I'm halfway through both. At least my convalescence was fairly productive. Wish I could still be in bed today.