Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Scarlet Fever

How I wish that the title of this post was some kind of witty word play, and that I was about to show you an amzing knitted thingummy in scarlet. Unfortunately, it isn't. It's because my favourite pirate has got a bad case of the poorlys.




The photo is a bit washed out, and she looks a lot worse now. The doctor said that it's the first case of scarlet fever she's seen in ages, and we're going to be stuck at home for a fair few days til she's better. I'd hoped this meant lots of knitting time (silver linings and all that), but having to be a slave and run for smoothies, cloths for fevered brows, change the DVD every 10 mins, find special cuddly toys and other equally vital tasks means that I've not got as much done as I wanted.

I finished a toddler dress, but my model declared herself too ill for the photoshoot, so the pictures will have to wait a bit. Instead, I shall leave you with a few more miters - they're massively fun to knit, although quite why I've no idea. Clearly simple things please simple people :)

28 Comments:

Anonymous NM said...

What delightfully pointy miters!

8:26 pm  
Anonymous Super Monkey said...

I'm reminded of the skate tank at the Sealife Centre.

8:29 pm  
Anonymous Janine said...

Oh no, your poor child!

But congratulations on the pointy delightfulness of the miters. :)

8:29 pm  
Anonymous Sally said...

I had scarlet fever once when I was a child. Terrible, terrible it was. Make sure you eat lots of ice cream.

I just had to ask, how do you get your miters so pointy? I tried, but mine were no where near as delightful as yours.

8:32 pm  
Anonymous nm said...

Super Monkey is right! I don't understand why Janine and Sally chose to ignore her and bang on about the points. Just think up something original will you both.

8:38 pm  
Anonymous groove said...

They're clearly small minded knitters what are prejudiced against good, morally upstanding monkeys. DISGUSTING!

8:40 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

Pointy miters are important - stop insulting my readers and play nicely!

The explanation of my pointiness shall be revealed in tomorrow's blog post

8:42 pm  
Anonymous nm said...

Groove, it's like meeting a kindred spirit. I have been disgusted by this kind of discrimination for a long time now. Internet wide, monkeys are ignored. WE SHALL NOT STAND FOR IT ANY MORE!

8:42 pm  
Anonymous NM said...

Fine. Have it your way Badger. But if they continue to ignore monkeys I will have no choice but to bang their heads together.

8:44 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

No banging heads! Don't make me ban everyone, cause I will. I'm quite happy to turn this blog around and drive straight home, then you'll all be sorry.

8:46 pm  
Blogger Webbo said...

Hey, I'd be pretty pleased with those miters too. They look very nifty. Poor pirate! I remember my son having the scarlet fever, and how miserable it made him. Hope you're getting some rest too - being the mummy of sick children can be hard work.

8:46 pm  
Anonymous nm said...

YEAH. You lot behave or she'll ban you all!

You tell 'em Badger.

8:49 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

I'm watching you, NM...

8:53 pm  
Anonymous nm said...

:( Discrimination....

8:57 pm  
Anonymous Super Monkey said...

It is true that monkeys are ignored. You can't deny the furist nature of the infoweb. Everyday is a struggle for recognition and acceptance.

8:59 pm  
Blogger Badger said...

I'm not discriminating against all monkeys, just NM :)

9:05 pm  
Blogger Piglottie said...

Awww bless! Poor pirate - I hope she feels better soon. Nice squares btw :)

9:35 pm  
Blogger Lothlorian said...

OMG!!! poor ickle cutie sending hugs and get well wishes to her xxxxxxxxx

and glasses of win and choccies to mummy xxxx

11:10 pm  
Anonymous Groove said...

Leave poor NM alone, she's just misunderstood. NM for Prime Minster!

7:34 am  
Blogger Kai said...

*hugs* for the pirate. Poor little mite. :(

The miters are way cool. :D

9:28 am  
Blogger Artis-Anne said...

Oh how adorable she looks even if she is poorly ; do hope she gets better soon.
I love your mitered squares; in fact I have a few I keep adding to when all I want is mindless knitting

12:35 pm  
Anonymous nm said...

Me for King of the world!!

12:43 pm  
Blogger Seahorse said...

Aw, poor pirate! Hope she's better soon.

5:44 pm  
Anonymous nm said...

Who had today? It's looking good!

7:05 pm  
Blogger clarabelle said...

Poor baby girl! How can you be so mean as to take photos of poor baby girl when she's poorly? At her most vulnerable? Mean old Badger mummy... (have to get back at you after your dissing of my 'traumatic introduction to knitting').

7:35 pm  
Blogger clarabelle said...

ps also meant to say that we seem to share a liking for strange little knitted square thingies... ?

7:37 pm  
Blogger TutleyMutley said...

Yes - zingy.
Hope your pirate gets well soon.
Scarlet Fever - cor blimey.

11:22 pm  
Blogger Christina said...

Hope you and the pirate get better asap. Lovely knitting too, the dress is very cute.

5:38 pm  

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