Monday, October 3, 2011
Hook, Line and Stinker
It's no secret that I love crochet. And when I say I *love* crochet, I mean everything about, pertaining to, alluding to or otherwise concerning crochet. I love the yarn, the hooks, the patterns, the magazines, the books, the designers, the online communities like Ravelry and Crochetville and the hooker blogs like Crochetbug. I'm so obsessed with it that I even stalk super awesome sites like KnitPurlGurl and Tiny Owl Knits that are mostly about knitting (which I'm still not very good at, cut to picture of half knitted dishcloth currently collecting dust beside me) just because I love the fiber arts that much.
I love finding new projects to start and finishing them is even better (which happens less often than the starting of them I admit). We're heading off to the Renaissance Faire this weekend (we always go the month of my birthday) and I've decided that Toot MUST have a hooded cape to wear with her fancy dress. And of course nothing would do but that I should crochet said hooded cape that said Toot needs by said weekend. Said.
So I started a pattern from Linda Permann's book Little Crochet and....well...it wasn't working for me. So I started again, this time using a pattern from the September/October 2011 issue of Crochet Today and...well...that wasn't sparking my hook either. SO I started AGAIN today using a little bit from BOTH patterns and now...well...
Okay, I admit it. I'm sitting here blogging (hiding behind my blog might be more accurate), right this very minute, because I don't want to keep crocheting this thing. (Added sidenote: Toot is currently standing beside me, taking off her clothes. She just, right this very minute, declared, "Mama...I'm nakeneed!") I want to quit. I want to set my hooks down and work on something more fun because this hooded cape is bo-RING. Don't get me wrong, the patterns are great but dude, I so want to be hooking something else right now. Or finish reading "Sweater Quest" by Adrienne Martini to see if she got her Fair Isle sweater done even though I sneaked over to her blog and saw that she *spoiler alert* did. (And it's amazing BTW)
Normally I would tell myself, "Take a step back. Take a break, work on something else and then come back to it." (Hey Mind Maggi, why don't you mind your own business?) But with a dun dun DUN "THIS WEEKEND" deadline looming, I don't have the luxury of quitting. Boo-urns! So I've decided that Toot is going to the Faire in this thing whether it's finished or she just ends up carrying a skein of yarn around with a sign that says, "<----Hooded Cape".
Alright, well...I can't think of anything else to write so that must be my inner crafter's guilt goading me back to the hook. Wait, the phone's ringing! I better answer that first, I'm sure it's important...