At 2:30 Tuesday morning I woke up with pain in my foot. I knew it was gout pain. I figured I'll get more sleep and feel better in the morning.
I didn't sleep the rest of the night. I got up at 7:00 thinking I gotta go to work. Now if I'm going to work I need to be out of the shower and headed to the car by 7:15 so I knew at the very least I was going to be LATE.
It was a rough morning for me. Pain, lack of sleep, and just general growliness. I opted to not inflict my orneriness on my job and stayed home. I don't watch a lot of TV. I've been weaning myself off it since we got rid of cable.
Instead of surfing unsuccessfully for something worthwhile, I listened to an audio book and crocheted. I leaned back in my recliner, kept my foot up and worked on a throw for my mother. When she was over, she told me her legs got cold when she sat in her recliner in the living room. I made her a small throw. It is with fleece yarn which is yummy and soft. My sister picked out the pink and multi colored purple / pink. Unfortunately there wasn't enough for what I wanted to do. Of the fleece I had left, black was the only one that went well as there is a dark gray in the purple variegated. So I did a border in the blank. I did a lacy pattern which was quick and easy. Hopefully it will work for my mother and keep her legs warm.
Now I got a box of yarn. I resisted using anything in that box because I had four projects going. However, I finished a project and I wanted a small project so I pulled out this soft gorgeous yarn and made a cowl. I went to my book that has some ridiculous number of patterns and made a cowl. It didn't take long, sewing the buttons on took longer as I had to find them, get a needle that would work and figure out what I was using to sew them on for thread (yarn was too thick).
In the middle of the day, I was tired so I took a nap. I took a two hour (maybe longer) nap. Curling up with the electric blanket on to keep me toasty warm, I just conked out. I had the heat from the blanket wrapped around my legs and it helped reduce the pain of the gout.
After I woke up, I went back to listening to Holiday in Death by JD Robb and worked on a shawl for Vicki. I finished that and still had an hour left on my book so started another scarf with more new yarn. I didn't get far. I'm not happy with the pattern so I'm going to pull out my book with the different patterns and see what she's tagged - my poor vandalized books. I finished the book but not this fourth item. I did go in and finish listening to the chapter in Cast in Peril by Michelle Sagara.
I hate taking a day off because of my gout. However, by the evening my foot had shape again, the red ring around my ankle was gone. The pain level had gone from nearly unbearable to tolerable. I got three crochet projects done. Considering I didn't think it would be a good day - I'd say it wasn't all bad. The nap was wonderful. I'm betting Vicki will LOVE the two items I got done for her. I'm hoping mom will enjoy her item as well.
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