I woke yesterday and showered and dressed for work and began the task of dragging the rest of the family out of the bed to start their day. My allergies were affecting me and I decided I had to lie down, skirt and all. The molds have been high forever and I can't shake this constant congestion. I woke sometime near 10am. At some point I suppose Tom took Abby to school since neither was home when I got up. I emailed in sick to work and proceeded to get comfortable and shed the skirt for comfy jeans and tee. I checked email, read blogs, laid around and knit. I never turned on the TV. I just became obsessed with finishing this one impromptu project. I found the pattern at Jen's site. I have no idea why I felt compelled to knit this. It is completely out of character for me to knit anything that is not useful or wearable. I just don't waste my time or yarn on such things. I don't even like cherry pie! I can only say that when I saw it, I thought it would make me happy to have one to look at. It was very easy, finished it late last night, so all done in a day, very cheap - Red Heart acrylic. and you know what? It does make me happy to look at it. It's funny and clever and silly and unexpected and I think that's just what I needed on a sick day. Tom was completely perplexed and believes fully that I have now gone round the bend. Abby was amused when she found it on the table at breakfast this morning.
Now I have to go make amends for my frivolity and knit up a slew of these Swiffer Covers (ever so useful and thrifty) that I saw over at Rete's. The only thing I'm worried about is that I am starting to think that there needs to be some cake to go with the pie. I'm thinking chocolate with buttercream frosting and maybe some jimmies on top or a candle. I think I can pull this off. Hmmm, hmm, hmm, hmmm.