The knitting has really slowed down around here. I still have a few things on the needles that have been languishing while I worked on smaller, more quick-to-finish projects. Over the weekend I cast on a blanket square, part of a larger blanket project through my knitting group. Things were going well until I realized I was almost out of yarn, with about 1/3 of the square to go. Riiiiip!
Then my hand pain came back with a vengeance.
Swollen, achy joints in both hands have kept me away from the knitting for days now. Occasionally I sneak in a couple of rows to see how it feels, but inevitably things start hurting worse after a few minutes. It’s quite distressing! I really thought giving my hands a break from the knitting and drinking lots of water would help, but the situation persists. My only hope is that this is temporary, that things will return to normal once I have the baby.
In Lieu of knitting, I have been spending a little more time in front of the sewing machine. Turns out I love ribbon as much (if not more) than I love buttons and have amassed a nice little stash of it. Ribbon is great for gift wrap, sure. But it’s also great sewn onto simple things as playful embellishment. I have already made a couple of these playmats as gifts (inspired by one from SouleMama in Handmade Home), but needed one for Peaceful Baby. Then I got invited to a baby shower, so I decided to make another. So fun! So fast!
How would you spend your free time if you couldn’t knit?