Saturday the yarn I had so carefully chosen arrived. I'm using Naturally Caron.Com Spa in Sunshine Yellow. It is a beautiful color and I'm quite pleased with the way it looks in the skein. Late last night I was anxious to get started (dangerous I know) but foolishly I jumped in and started on a motif as a gauge swatch. The yarn is quite soft and pliable, in fact nearly slippery in my tired fingers. A long time later after 3 bouts of frogging due to mistakes I was done, only to find that there was a mistake I didn't notice. It was really late and I was really tired, but I felt it was close enough to see if I had used the correct hook to achieve gauge. I did not (of course!). So I did the wise thing and set it down for the night.
Today (Palm Sunday) after a wonderful afternoon with my in-laws I was ready to get to it. And then I made a mistake, then another one, and another. I have no idea why I'm having such a hard time. The pattern is not difficult. I've made plenty of granny's. Why can't I get the hang of this one? I have one more round (after frogging yet again because I forgot to ch2) to complete the motif. Using an H hook this time instead of the G I used last night. (The pattern calls for F but I tend to stitch snugly and I knew that would never work). I'm feeling a little blue (and ok kinda frustrated) about this so I just stopped to have a snack (Lemon Squares yum!) and a cup of tea to collect myself before I go back to it.
But I'm worried. Is this a sign of what's to come? Am I going to experience these foolish little set backs throughout the whole project? I like the pattern, but I crochet because it makes me happy (usually!). I don't want to have to force myself do it. There's no reason for that - not with the bounty of cardi patterns available. Plus I'm sure I have enough yarn to make something really lovely. So I'm going to give it a shot and see how I make out tonight. Maybe this is it for troubles and it'll be smooth sailing as soon as I pick up my hook! Keep you fingers crossed and send positive energy out there into the crochet universe for me. I'll let you know how I make out.
Until next time!
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