Thursday, March 10, 2011
To Make a Long Story Long....
Well, I started out wanting to post some pics of things I have been making lately. Naturally, I started looking through my pics to make sure I had some good ones of everything I wanted to post. Then I came across this pic, which brought a big smile to my face:
Oh, yes. I know very well that that is a VERY SILLY hat.
It was a special request from Talon (in a way). He wanted a yellow kitty cat hat (thus the ears).
Earlier in the day (yes, the very same day...it was a Tuesday), Natasha spotted a flyer in the library.
She said, "Mom, you should do this!" It was a flyer for a NEW YARN STORE. In my town. And....they were having a January Hat Challenge to raise money for the American Cancer Society. How exciting! So what did I do? Cleared the afternoon schedule (because of course we were just a couple of days away from the contest deadline) to make a hat. Then comes the "looking through patterns" stage. Online patterns, patterns in my books. I settled on one that looked fairly easy. It was a hat made out of 5 granny squares sewed together.
Well, of course mine ended up looking nothing like the pattern in the book. The original didn't have cat ears, for one thing. Well, wouldn't you know it...Talon absolutely loved it...this thing I created that could be ranked in the top 5 of the ugliest things I have ever made.
So, I have to say I was really, really surprised when I saw this:
an article in the local paper with a pic from the new yarn store, with a pic of my hat (well in a big group of hats, but hey!). See the kitty ears sticking up over there on the right in the back?
I am so excited! (I will have to make another post with all the other exciting things I have been up to). Yay!!