Incompatible?

My working table:

My coffee table:

Incompatible, or is Kleenex in left, rotary cutter in right a-okay?

Sidenote 1: While I arranged the goods on the working table a bit so you could see everything, the coffee table is honest-to-goodness “as is.”

Sidenote 2: Today I’m loving: my Clover bias tape makers, Machine Quilting Made Easy by Maurine Noble, and Patchwork Puzzle Balls by Jinny Beyer (though I wish I could sew them by machine, hmmm).

26 thoughts on “Incompatible?

  1. Alexis

    They’re probably not totally incompatible, unless you’re taking every single medication on the coffee table at the same time. Then I wouldn’t suggest touching any kind of moving vehicle, including sewing machines. :)

  2. Jomy

    Well, Sudaphed will more likely keep you up than bring you down, so you will have awake time to be doing these things! Yippee!

  3. marycatharine

    All of the coffee table at the same time is probably not going to go well with any activity. But a little bit will help you get just fuzzy enough – for sewing that is. I’m intrigued by the bias tape makers, do they really make things easier?

  4. Dotty

    I don’t recommend cutting while on drugs. I have problems cutting when I’m only slightly tired.

    Jinny Beyer has a thing for hand piecing. She hand pieces huge bed-sized quilts. But that’s how she gets things to line up perfectly.

    Hope you feel better soon!

  5. ann

    Oh man. It looks like whatever I had last week has made its way northward. I wouldn’t say they’re totally incompatible… but at the same time, doesn’t something less involved sound appealing? like a stockinette sock?

  6. Kristin

    Hope you’re feeling better. Even this doctor doesn’t have much advice for a cold — but I guess be glad that you don’t have to get up and go to work.

  7. tiennie

    Seriously, you need to go back and get some Mucinex – best drug ever for those sinus colds. You don’t need a prescription but here in Seattle, you have to ask the pharmacist for it and show ID – that’s how awesome this drug works. I just got over a cold and it helped. Hope you feel better!

  8. Adelle

    Thanks for posting the link to Machine Quilting Made Easy. I have been looking for something like that, and with your post and the reviews, I decided to get it!

  9. Artsygal

    If this is the same mutant alien flu that’s been making the rounds – I would suggest keeping WELL away from the rotary cutter. Just think, one sneeze at an ill timed moment, and things could go VERY wrong. You need all those fingers to knit with!

    Feel better soon. I’m finally back to about 95% recovered – and it’s been over 3 weeks now.

  10. Frances

    Oh, no, hope you feel better! Zicam works great, just in case the other assortment of meds needs a little something.

    Pretty fabrics, though!

  11. Alexandra Walters

    Days like these are what garter stitch is for. I tried to work on a sock after taking Nyquil last week. I had nightmares all night that I had laddered and made a mess. I woke up tangled in my own yarn and finding out that the nightmares were actual events.

    Think of “art therapy in the dayroom” level work. Then again, I have no tolerance for intoxicating substances.

    Take care!

  12. nekkidknitter

    I’m so sorry you’re not feeling well! Just be careful that you don’t overdo it on the acetaminophen intake. Many OTC cold/flu remedies have it, and while it will take a lot of the other ingredients to do any damage, you shouldn’t take more than 1000 mg at a time or 4000 mg of acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) in any 24 hour period. It’s really hard on your liver. Be careful, and get well soon!

  13. Joline

    Long time reader, first time commenter.

    Just wanted to express my concern, as a knitting pharmacist, about your collection of medication. While they all serve a purpose, please don’t take them all at once. Feel free to ask your pharmacist. Or me. I’m a big fan.

  14. Whitney

    I saw someone’s comment about Zicam and just had to chime it…I wouldn’t recommend it, even though it works well, you could permanently ruin your ability to smell. Coldeeze zinc lozenges are another bad idea, they can kill your taste buds! Hope you feel better soon, careful with that rotary cutter.

  15. sandy

    Zicam is a no no!! Ruins smelling for some for life!! Zinc doesn’t seem to be good up the nose or in the lozenge. Hope you fell better soon!!

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