The view of my dining room floor this morning, my hexagon blanket where I left it last night.
The view from the dining room window at about 11am at the start of a sudden torrential downpour.
The view from the edge of the bed where I sat with Andy to watch the rain and listen to the thunderstorm. I did some crochet on the nearest thing available while we sat there, which was Andy’s Rialto blanket.
The view of Andy’s Rialto blanket, which is looking lovely. I love the stripes and the colours, and I LOVE working with the Rialto yarn. Mmmmmm.
The view from the bedroom window … yep still raining. Bunnies have retreated to their bedrooms. The countdown begins to how long it will take the rain to make it through the roof to the kitchen floor. (It never did! I think it’s only diagonal or sideways rain that goes through the kitchen roof.)
Bedroom window again. It’s much cooler now; we really needed the storm to ease the air.
The view of something someone I have known since I was 4 but haven’t been in contact with since 2005 will be receiving in the post next week. Hopefully. Assuming her parents still live in the same house. I am nervous. 6 years is a long time.
The view of the most beautifully coloured piece of crochet I have EVER done. Was hoping to do a ta-dah post tomorrow but I was 13 stitches away from completing it and it all went wrong. This is because I was five stitches away from completing it on the other side. NIGHTMARE. So instead of a finished object, I now have to pull back six rounds and re-work them with new yarn as the yarn that is on there is too short – this is because I missed an increase on round 12. Very Annoyed.
And speaking of annoying …
The view from my chair a few hours ago. This blanket … oh this blanket makes me want to scream. Hexagons make me want to scream. GCSE maths did NOT prepare me for this. The sheer amount of confusion that is added when you have a shape with two more sides than a square … oh my. Half hexagons are fine and are very easy to make and attach. Do you know what is NOT fine and easy to make? Modified one third hexagons to fill the gaps along the edges. I have been trying all day to make these and it’s taken me ALL DAY to realise that this Cannot Be Done. Impossible.
This is frustrating because I do not feel that the lesson learned (the lesson that it is impossible to fill these gaps) is equal or worth the amount of time that it has taken to learn this.
Someday I will love this blanket I am sure, and I DO love the colours in it, but man it’s hard work and I can’t wait for it to be done. Then I’ll put it away under the bed in a sealed bag until all the bad feeling towards it has gone away and I can enjoy it. Don’t even get me started on all the ends.
So yeah, how’s your day been? Rainy? x