I have been kinda laid up since Wednesday. I had a little mishap while grilling up some chicken to take to the beach with us – I stepped on an errant hot coal and burned my foot. So, um, OUCH! A big blister developed on the arch of my foot, which meant no walking, no beach, no driving, no fun. (boo hoo)
The pain went away after the first day, but the blister is still there, and I still can’t walk normally. I feel a little silly being confined to the couch when there is nothing really wrong with me aside from a 1-inch spot on my foot, but it is what it is.
I took Neil’s suggestion yesterday and cut a big hole in the middle of one of my flip-flops so that I can walk (carefully) and the blister won’t touch the ground. That’s been an improvement to what I was doing before – hobbling around on my tippie toes – but I will be happier when the blister is gone and I no longer have to baby myself.
Speaking of babies, though, while I’ve been stuck on the couch, I’ve taken advantage of the copious amounts of free stitching time and started a few projects for my new niece-to-be. Baby-related projects are so satisfying in their instant-gratification-ness, aren’t they? Neil and Aidan picked up a copy of Linda Permann‘s Little Crochet for me at the library on Friday and I went right to the Star Booties.
Aren’t they adorable? They were pretty easy, too. I wonder, though, are they too small? They look rather tiny for a human baby. I did the 0-3 month size, but I am considering re-doing them in the larger size, or using a larger hook. I have a tendency to crochet tightly, I think.
When I was done with that, I made a couple of motifs from the applique project. When I am comfortable driving once again, I will probably go shopping for a nice, soft solid white cotton newborn dress to sew the flowers onto, and give the booties and dress as a set.
Last night I started knitting an In Threes sweater in some pale aqua bamboo wool blend I had in my stash, and the color is so pretty next to the booties, I may make it a three piece gift.
I will, of course, show you the whole thing when it’s done!
The photo at the top of the page shows some of the other things I stitched this weekend. I’ll tell you more about those tomorrow.