Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Daydreams and Crochet Patterns

I can't seem to concentrate. 
I've been trying for the last few days to tweak and write my pattern for the monkey beanie everyone went nuts over.
I keep messing it up. :(
Each size I've managed to make has been frogged (for those crochet unaware: frogging is pulling out stitches so that you can start over) a gazillion times.

This is such a cute hat.  It really is.  And I'm so anxious to have this pattern written.
Once I've got it down, this should be a fairly quick project, done with bulky yarn, and paired with my shoes would be an absolutely ADORABLE set to give or sell.

But I can't write it.  I've stopped and started so many times on this project that I've managed to confuse myself.  I've got so many pages written of scratchy crochet abbreviations, that I can't make heads or tails of any of it.

Between the kids, the husband who's leaving on TDY soon, being worried about a very dear friend, the house, the bills, and all of the other worries there are... I just can't seem to get the time or focus to work!

And then, when I finally DO get some quiet time, some time where I can put some work into this pattern... I sit down and find myself daydreaming.  I have to remind myself what I'm doing, and redirect my own focus over and over.

SO yes, the monkey hat IS coming.   It's just going slow. :)   Here's a picture of Sarah in her adorable monkey hat!

See?  How cute is THAT?

I'm putting the pattern down, however, until this weekend when I can concentrate.   This frustration isn't worth it.  I need a moment to breathe in between patterns anyway, and I'm still making edits on my last one, per my testers feedback.

Now... back to daydreaming.

1 comment:

  1. Oh Elizabeth!
    Take your time, don't stress yourself. You'll do it better than you thought, you always do!
    Just breath, go for a walk, take a coffee (that's what I do) and you'll see the pattern will come easier. You'll do it great!