I can’t just put my feet up
I was on a roll. I had sit-n-sew last Friday night and I had prepped all the half square triangles for the April Block of the Month and had them ready to sew together. Then I got home and cut all the components of the May Block of the Month and sewed together a sample for the quilt shop I teach at.
I was ready to put them all together and clear the dining room table of this project for another week or two as soon as I got home from teaching the April block.
But the combination of standing all Friday night to sew and cut, followed by walking around the quilt shop classroom all Saturday morning, left my pregnant feet about three times their normal size. I looked completely ridiculous.
I knew I had to go home, sit on the couch, put my feet up and stay there for the rest of the night. The problem is I can’t just sit still. I have to be busy doing something and an HBO On Demand marathon of “The Sopranos” doesn’t count.
I had a book on tape I started Friday night and a baby sweater on my knitting needles that I started last weekend. But the zero to three months size was so small that I was nearly done. So I swung by the yarn shop on the way home for more supplies and their knit-along for April, a striped baby sweater, this time in three to six months.
My feet were even fatter after my detour, but it was worth it. I piled pillows high on the couch, had a little discussion with Ginger the basset hound who thinks all pillows in the universe are meant for her, and put my feet up for the rest of the night. I only got up to switch CDs on the book on tape, and go to the bathroom every two hours, another late in the pregnancy annoyance.
By the end of the night I had this adorable little sweater finished. We’re going to the annual family vacation in Wisconsin a few weeks after the baby is born. There’s still quite a bit of snow up there, and evenings can get quite cold, even in the summer, so this sweater will be for those cool nights. Now I just need to wait and find out if I need to pair some pink leggings or dark jeans with it.
The pattern is Baby Sophisticate pattern by Linden Down and I used Louisa Harding Yarns in Millais. I just love the little rolled collar and buttons. I think it makes the sweater look so sophisticated and will make for one stylish baby at a Wisconsin cabin.
The next morning my feet were nearly back to normal. But I didn’t want to chance it, so I spent the morning before church with my feet up again, starting the stripped sweater. The quilt blocks are still waiting for me on the dining room table, but at least I have something to keep me busy when I have to put my feet up at the end of the day and can’t quilt.