Thursday, August 5, 2010

Sick Day Pattern Search

I wrote this post a couple of months ago when I was in the middle of a long cold.

I'm home sick with a cold. I'm stuffy, uncomfortable and sick of watching daytime television. I'm feeling weak, so I'm not up for any strenuous knitting. I got to thinking... are there any fun sick day knitting patterns out there? When I was a kid, my mom had a stash of treats for when I had to stay home sick, a box of tissues with cartoons on it, a new book, something to keep me occupied instead of complaining. Let's see what I find!

  • Cozy Doctor Mask - This wouldn't work to keep something sterile, but could make a good Halloween costume for someone.
  • Virus Creativus - This is a dishrag that has a purled virus in the center. Instructions are written out, not charted.
  • Knit Bacteria - Hopefully none of these are in my system! I may have to knit some up because they're cute. As long as they stay on my shelf I'd be happy.
  • Nose Warmer - This is like a mask... for your nose! I would want to make it out of something machine washable...
  • Face Punch Relaxation Mask - Filled with flax seed so it could be warmed up in the microwave, this cute cabled bag could ease my headache just about now!

I could search for hot water bottle cozies, but I know that these are more common, so I'll leave that for another search. I didn't find too much, but I was able to distract myself on the internet for a while. Catch you later!


  1. I'm beginning to get obsessed with wanting to knit - the absolutely adorable crochet tissue box covers that look like couches with pillows too. They're adorable. But since I've had this in the back of my mind for months It's taken on a new path. My 2 girls are in their 20's I want to try and make look like their couches. And it'll come with 2 pillows. But on Valentine's, the 4th, Halloween, Xmas, etc I'll give them each two new pillows for that season! I'm psyched. Lol. Google Knit or Crochet (because they're all crocheted) ' tissue box couch cover. ' then select to see Images.

  2. One other comment about the purse size tissue copies. For the last few years that size always seems to open on the end. I don't remember the last time I saw the purse size that opened down the middle.
    Please Find me on Ravelry and. Look in Christmas and find the Christmas tree gift card holder. I made that using larger needles with red heart Live yarn in green - worsted wt. (yep I switched. Lol) and it's knit as one long rectangle , then you sew side seams. I added about 4 more flows for the width of bottom of tissues, then you start the bottom of tree, gin it to top of tree, rib a few rows, Bo. So cute. I did mine in green and my button is a big fake diamond button. I notic d cell phone holders, gift cards, some soap socks and tissue copies were all essentially the same size.