My Achilles Heel

Yesterday was a day for smalls. As you saw in yesterday’s post, I’m on a mission to make mittens for my son. So I made this:

Cute right? Very fast, very easy, the first time I’ve ever finished with a kitchener stitch.

It is also TINY. I’m not sure what I did wrong but this would perhaps fit a new born, if a new born would let you fiddle with her thumb long enough to get it into the gusset. Really, it just isn’t practical in this size. So I’m going to have to up my needle size and try again.

Which brings me to my Achilles heel when it comes to knitting and crochet. And cross stitching. And writing. Ok anything really. I hate starting again.

I put the pro in procrastinate. It takes me some time to start something, but then once I’ve started, I’m fine, I can just go. If I have to start over again, I have to go through my start processes all over again. Sometimes I have a good day and start a million things. But not very often.

So true to form, I finished off the mitten and set it aside. And looked for something else to do.  I may or may not actually pull this one out, but I do know that aside from being a procrastinator, I’m also a control freak and perfectionist – Sean will have mittens, and they will be perfect. Just not today.

Instead, I made a penny pouch. Which is exactly what it sounds like – a pouch for pennies.

If you want to make one for yourself, the pattern can be found here. I ignored the statement about joining because it made no sense to me – it seems it would make a giant hole on the side of your bag, which, when carrying pennies, defeats the purpose.

While at the website, you may also want to check out her other free patterns; there are some lovely quick projects, and some very lovely not so quick projects, if you are so inclined.

The penny pouch was made for a Nerd Wars challenge for November, to craft something to do with the periodic table. I chose copper, from which pennies contain and voila. Twenty minutes later and a whole lot of effort (/sneh sneh) later, the pouch is born. Actually I may not use it for pennies at all. I think it would make a lovely drawer satchel.

Alright, Christine, you say. It’s a new day, start the mittens again! No. Instead today I’m working on this:

Cute, right? Clicking on the image will bring you to the pattern. This is for the Nerd Wars challenge where we invade the space of a different geekdom, one we don’t know too much about. I’ve chosen Discworld.


3 thoughts on “My Achilles Heel

  1. Melissa

    Hello! I’m glad you liked the yen pouch pattern. It took me a moment to work out what you were talking about with the joining, but I’ve got it! When it says not to join the rounds, that is because it’s worked as a continuous spiral rather than making each round, joining, and chaining to start a new one which leaves a kind of ‘seam’ in the work. I hope this helps if you decide to make any of my other patterns, as I’m quite partial to spiral construction.


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