I have been sick like you read about and couldn't do anything more complicated than stockinette stitch. I did manage to finish a couple of projects, though!
The yarn's all handspun, but not by me. The mittens in the back are made from some super yummy yarn spun up by Vera and the knee socks in the front are made from a mix of Southern Cross Fibre wools (Horizons and Arms Crossed) spun up by Moa. People who give you yarn are AWESOME.