Pretty much every family (with school age kids) that I know has been hit with either flu-like symptoms, strep throat or pneumonia. Sophie had a 4 day fever and whatever it was, it was definitely worse than any other fever she's ever had. I had a bad cold three weeks ago with a lingering cough (I thought from my asthma?) but honestly, I think it's now turned into pneumonia. I'm just waiting for a call back from my doctor's office now (another few numbers... how many times you call the doctor's office and get a busy signal, then once you get through, how many minutes you are on hold, and once you speak to someone, how many days before they can see you.)
So if I venture out at all, it will be to see a doctor. From what I've heard, they practically attack you in the parking lot with masks and hand sanitizer. I don't mind... but I carry my own now!
I'm not alone. In the past couple of weeks, I've seen people in masks all over town. If I feel self-conscious wearing a mask, I can just tell myself I'm practicing for Halloween. (Actually, I needed a costume, and was stressing that I didn't have one. Now I can just wear one of my medical masks!)
Knitters are so talented, that in the days and weeks to come, I fully expect to see personalized facemasks. Why can't we pull a few yards of yarn from our stash and whip up a little decorative cover (or two, or three?) for our face masks? Why walk around with a plain, common face mask when you can customize your own? I'm sure you have a bit of extra sock yarn in your stash, and we all know how slimming vertical stripes are:
If you think that's too mindless, grab a solid and throw in some cables: Practice your colorwork and make a fair isle one:
You know you have SOME novelty yarn left somewhere deep down in that stash. Make a fancy one:I think the orange fur really brings out my eyes!? The sky's the limit. Just stay healthy!