Wednesday, September 7, 2011

These booties are kicking my bootie!

I really don't know what is going on with me.  It's like a do-over for the last nearly 2 months is in order.  I have had a H.O.R.R.I.B.L.E. headache for 6 weeks now, the last couple of weeks it has been quite clearly stress related as evidence by the Hunchback of Notre Dame sized lumps on my shoulders and base of my skull.  Obviously, this has impacted my ability to do much of anything very well...shoot, I haven't been able to get much accomplished.  Over this past weekend, enough was enough when my head could no longer turn without sending me into spasms of agony.  After a few texts I was lined up with an "emergency"massage yesterday morning.  Never has a massage hurt so good...  The down side of such a treatment is the necessity of drinking loads and loads of water.  I drank and drank and then drank some more.  So, today, although my head/neck are some better, I am exhausted from having to get up repeatedly as a result of trying to store water away like a camel.

Booties.  Cute.  Small.  Simple.  Why are these things giving me so much trouble.  I realize it has more to do with the pain in the neck situation, but they are not helping with the frustration level.  After completing 2 pairs, one following the directions and one not so much, you would think I would be more attentive.  

All I really wanted was a simple, mindless project to work on while dealing with the head, people!!!
Spinning has been an option, but that doesn't work very well in the car.

I printed out several different baby bootie patterns made from various yarn weights.  Tuesday, my intention was to whip out the Little Man Socks.  Nope.  The yarn did not like my choice. Rip, rip, rip. So, instead, started the Churchmouse Wee Ones Stay on Baby Booties...twice.  Back on track now...

Using Cestari Sock Yarn in Blue Denim Heather

Lately, while knitting or cleaning house, I have been listening to audio books downloaded through the Overdrive app on my phone.  Now I fully understand why children love being read to at bedtime.  Not sure how many chapters I have missed because I fell asleep while listening.  If I'm in the car by myself, I play the books through the car stereo and thankfully, that has not put me to sleep.  My latest author obsession is Jen Lancaster... she also blogs here.  Her books are totally cracking me up!

P.S.  Be sure to check out the links below to find other crafter/bloggers that perhaps are not so intimidated by baby feet!

P.P.S.  fyi, finally got the Etsy shop up and running.  Only a handful of items there right now as my eyes cross at the prospect of loading everything in all at once.  There is a handy dandy little linky button on the top right of the page, that, surprisingly enough, actually works despite having been created in the middle of the night while heavily pain medicated.


  1. Sorry about the headache. Drinking lots of water is a good idea.

    Waiting to see how your booties turn out. I need to make a bunch in the next couple months.

  2. Boo to the bad head! That totally stinks. :( Hope you're on the mend soon so you can show those booties who's boss. (There's a sentence I don't write every day...) Anywho, feel better and get on with enjoying life ASAP.

  3. hope you're feeling better so you can kick those booties butts!

  4. I get those neck and shoulder lumps too. Can be pretty painful. Sorry you're feeling yucky.

  5. Ouch.. hope the massage has helped and you start feeling better soon!

  6. Awwwww lady, hope you feel better soon. Those kinds of headaches suck!!!!!

  7. Hope you feel better soon. I prefer crocheting booties myself, as the pattern I use doesn't need sewing up.



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