Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Panda Hat

Even though Bug has changed his mind about the panda hat and affirms that he was temporarily insane and would never wear it, I'm making it anyway.
Part of this is because of my sad lack of success in the two projects I started and unraveled too many times to count. *sigh*
The baby blanket- 176 stitches where anything can go wrong after the 2nd row just depressed me. I attacked another project and grew despondent with the YO and possibility of never being able to accurately correct an error. Another big *sigh*.
So I went back to familiar hat territory, though I bought some new needles to try to expand my skills....if possible. It's been frustrating. I can see where the mistake is but there doesn't seem to be any way to fix it without starting over. And that's just maddening.
So I might try it again. I don't know. It's making me nuts.

Friday, January 20, 2012


I've been working on a pink baby blanket in small basket weave stitch.....every time I want to work on a larger project I start out all gung ho then I get bored and it's all I can do to just FINISH it. Attention span of a five year old. I was walking from the car to the front door the other night and the blanket fell out of my bag and I only noticed it when I was unlocking to front door. I pulled it in and laughed because of all the dead leaves and weeds stuck in it. Had to do some repair work, still laughing at what an idiot I am. Oh well!
My next plan might be a blanket but with a different stitch. I hate hauling a large piece around but I'm really uninspired when it comes to small things- hats, especially. And Bug bought me the yarn to make him a panda hat. He wants it to look like Kung Fu Panda. I think I can do it. But I haven't been motivated to start...because I'm still on the PINK BLANKET.
It's back to work today. Yesterday was installment three of a four part class. I was humbled and happy by the feedback I got on the survey that was part of the class. I got back some valuable things. It made me feel pretty good. Bug ruined it by saying the only reason we have LD classes at all is so the corporation can write it off as improving the staff. Hmph. It was still good.