So it turns out that the general ickiness I was feeling last week turned around and bit me. Throughout the week, this one spot on my side/back had been hurting, and by yesterday morning, I was in a fair amount of pain. I finally made it to the doctor, who determined I most likely have a kidney infection. It's weird, though, because I didn't really have most of the symptoms you'd normally associate with a UTI. Nevertheless, after a couple of doses of antibiotics and some ibuprofen, I do seem to be feeling a bit better. If it's not a lot better by tomorrow, the doctor may send me for a CT scan to rule out a kidney stone. Here's hoping it's just an infection and the Cipro clears it right up.
And I've decided to send the blue Trekking socks to the UFO basket to think about what they've put me through. I suspect I'm going to end up frogging them and starting again. I just really don't like having two things that are supposed to "match" be that different.
Having been feeling rather blech this week, though, I needed some non-patterned, simple stockinette socks to work on, so I cast on these:
with this Seacoast Handpainted 100% Merino Superwash sock yarn. The label claims the color is "thistle," but on my monitor, it looks more like "bee balm."