20 August 2009

hi ho-hi ho, it's off to IKEA we go...

My husband (let's call him JJ from now on, shall we?) has a meeting in the town where our IKEA is. So I suggested we go there for dinner, and the kids and I will browse while we're waiting for him. Now browsing isn't my specialty. I'm a shopper. And technically I have enough money to buy this drawer unit I really, really want, but I also want so many other things. We'll see what I can talk him into... ;)

So yesterday I'm crocheting along on my lovely gigantic granny square when I realize I've got a rounded corner. Yup, for the last 5 rounds I'd only put one dc set in the corner instead of the required 2.So here's where my craft-philosophy comes in. I'm going to leave it. I've started up the correct # of stitches again, but there will be a little pucker where I messed up. If I corrected all my mistakes I would get bored, and nothing would ever get finished. I know ladies who are sticklers for perfection. I've seen them pin at each and every seam in a bargello quilt, and rip it out if all the corners didn't match up exactly. That's so not me! Everything I make will have a serious flaw, that's just the way I roll...

But here's a funny--I show my, oh that's right, I show JJ the mistake last night and I say I wonder if I should undo all that. He immediately said, "NO WAY! That's a lot of work! And anyway, it'll be worth more if it's defective." :) Then he says, "Is that the one for our bed?" I say yes. "Well I'll check back on it in 2012." Yup, I've got a reputation!

I also thought I'd share with you a recent-ish purchase. Yes, I know I should wait until I'm finished with one project to buy stuff for the next, but I just can't help myself! (And I did promise myself that I'd finish this one blanket before I started on any other crochet project...and so far I've been able to resist the temptation. So far...)
(Isn't it yummy? Mmmm...)

Don't forget about my giveaway as well!


Puglette said...

hi erica, i saw your comment on betz white's blog and had to investigate. i loved your blogger name on the comment form! i am also in washington, down in spanaway. i am an unemployed mortgage worker and i also crochet and think about sewing. i'm only thinking about sewing as my machine needs an overhaul and a new place to live.

nice to meet you and i love your blog! you have a nice chatty writing style.

Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

Why thank you, Puglette! :)

Anna said...

Dito, love your colours too!

Anna x