just jackie…

doing what Jackie does

In case you missed me, I’ve been away for a few days, living life!

DH & I recently added to our family, and are now the proud parents of a 10 week old kitten.

new kitten

Her name is Riki-Tiki-Tabby. And, of course, with a new being to crochet for, I whipped up a pad for her highness to rest her furry buns on! ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used Jen’s 20 minute pet rugs pattern found here. I would love to tell you that it worked up in twenty minutes, but I can’t lie to you! It took about an hour and a half, but that’s not because of the pattern. I used one strand of Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, and 2 strands of worsted weight. I think I was tired, and therefore, the whole thing just wasn’t working out the right way. It’s a great pattern, and I plan to use it again.

I also created a… um… thing! I wanted to make her a toy, and I had some scrap yarn (it’s Caron’s Feathers, I think). Anyway, I just crocheted a chain of about 30, and worked one decrease per row until I had 1 stitch on my hook.

I then sewed up the trapezoid-looking thing, and before I did the final stitching, I added a jingle bell inside. I then slip-stitched a ‘tail’ of about 20 chains.
No photo, because Riki loves her new toy and I can’t get her to hold still!? It kinda looks like a hair ball with a tail!

Oh, and I finished up 2 more scarves:



So, I go to my LYS for the weekly sit & stitch… with my knitting needles.
Yeah, I know, I said I was done with the dilusion of knitting, but something is driving me to keep trying. Glutton for Punishment? Probably. :cry:Wait, let me back up – last weekend, I decided to try knitting another dishcloth, using the exact same pattern I used SUCCESSFULLY before. Well, I couldn’t get it to make sense to me. I tried the pattern, no less than 5 times. It was just not coming out right. So, I cried, and then I put it down. Well, while at the shop tonight, I had someone there to show me how to do it, and after the 3rd row, I was ready to pull my hair out. :hair:
Since I value my hair, and can’t really wait 6 months or so for it to grow back, I frogged the sad-excuse-for-a-dishcloth thingy that I had made. Grr! I really hate admitting defeat, and the idea that 2 needles are getting the better of me just drive me nuts!!!

Do I have plenty of crocheting projects to keep me busy?? Yup, sure do. But that doesn’t mean my mind doesn’t wander. I feel like if I can make small things, I’ll be ok. I don’t need to make an afghan or anything. Right now, I just wanna make a dishcloth! ๐Ÿ™

Ok, pout over. I’ve really got to get to making mittens before the weather turns and STAYS cold here.

your thoughts?