It would appear that this is rather more than a cold. I hesitate to call it flu, but I do have my suspicions. I have knit no more one or two rounds on a sock, which is probably quite a good indicator of how I am feeling. Surely it cannot last much longer, though.
A random thought here - regarding joining in the round, as at the beginning of a top down sock. I like long tail cast on in almost every situation, and for years I have been starting it with a slip knot, without ever really thinking about it. Recently I tried it without the slip knot - just a twisted loop at the beginning - and my goodness, what an improvement at the top of a sock
I've tried lots of methods of joining in the round. Working a couple of stitches with both the yarn tail and the working yarn held together, and crossing over the last and first stitches cast on - these are probably my favourite methods. Sometimes I've used both of them together. But the join has never looked as good as I would like.
Well, I think I have it sorted now. Long tail cast on, with no slip knot, just a twisted loop to start. Bring the first stitch cast on across to the RH needle, take the last stitch cast on over the top of the first stitch, across to the LH needle. And that is all. Knit on.
I still haven't heard anything more about the job interview. I am really on tenterhooks about this. On the one hand, it is good that they aren't calling me in for an interview right now because I certainly am not feeling very well. On the other hand, I really want the position....
It did take a degree of consideration, actually, thinking about returning to work. I've effectively been retired now for four years. I stopped work back in 2003 when I had a period of ill health following a broken ankle that didn't want to mend - I had a PE, and it put me completely out of action pretty effectively for a good while. But now I can think about a return to work, you see.