Before I begin I must express my extreme sorrow over what has happened in the school in Connecticut and publicly share my sympathies to all the families. Words cannot express how much distress is in my heart about this horrific event.
Those of you who are creative, crafty types, as opposed to villainous, crafty types might enjoy seeing one of my Christmas bloopers. And since Ana just gave me an Inspiring Blogger Award, (thanks Ana) just seeing the word “inspiring” might inspire someone to do a video tutorial on how to fix what you are about to see. I did fix it, but I’ve decided that maybe hats aren’t my thing. The number of times you will see me in a hat…oh yeah, I forget that most of you never see me in real life. So you’ll never know if I’m truthful or falseful. But, not only do I not wear them often, I’m not too great at making them. This was one I made last Christmas season to try it out before I made my friend a hat for real. Her hat is still sitting in a ball on the top shelf of my new bookcase. At least it’s out as a constant reminder to me. If I’ve already told you this woeful knitting story, just press “LIKE”and move on. 🙂
First of all, I should have known this hat would be trouble. I even had trouble getting the yarn out of its skein form and into a ball. There was a HUGE knot in the middle of it! AND I can’t tell you how often the crazy ball, with a mind of its own, rolled off my lap onto the carpet in the airport. So after I struggled through making the ball, then knitting the hat using circular needles for the first time, I ended up with a twisted hot mess – oh yeah, I was the hot mess! Anyway, the whole thing gave me fits. It was a week-end quick, one-skeined wonder. Hahahaha Who writes those “this is going to be easy” books anyway?
This is how I solved my problem. It worked and I redid it, and hated it. So I took it to work. I don’t have it anymore, so it’s in someone else’s closet. Whew!!!
Did I ever tell you my sweater story? Do you want to hear it? So if no one pops over to visit me in Bloggerland, I can always knit. Anyone want me to make them a hat?