Granny Stripe Tester Square


I have to admit, it took several very annoying tries before I got the granny stripe figured out, and even then I had many moments of mental retardation where I just sat there with the hook in my hand, staring at the square, completely confused as to what the hell I was doing. I stitched up the acrylic blue and white one first (you know, the one that looks like a child did it) and took note of the huge mess it was, tried another one with the Wool-Ease, failed, tried again, failed, and finally got it semi-right.

It's still far from perfect, but I have made the conscious decision to NOT freak out over mistakes. I'm slightly OCD about making things perfect, and since that is just not possible for this project, I have made this decision in the interest of self-and-blanket preservation. Mistakes are okay. Really. Really.

Don't look at me like that!

Moving on now, before I hurt my own feelings. Geez, Self. Why do you have to be so sensitive?? Calm down.

Have a picture of some pretty fried eggs!
My ever-patient husband, who is a far superior cook than me, fried up some eggs to have with muffins for dinner last night, since I was feeling a little sick still. Don't they look so good? I'm not a huge fan of eggs (ask me about ostriches sometime!), but these were yummy. He thought they were good too, but inserted the caveat: "they're a little burned on the bottom. You know, cause they had to keep posing for pictures instead of coming off the heat." Pretty sure there was a huff in there somewhere too.

I cooked up some mac & cheese, sort of. I was a vegan for a couple years and still retain a preference for some vegan foods, like Land's End mac & cheese. Cheese-less mac & cheese? Heresy, I know! Especially for such a cheese lover as I am.

I cook it up with milk, lots of pepper, olive oil, and a little bit of truffle oil. Perfect lazy-sick-person food.
Aside from the granny-stripe blanket I've got tons of projects going right now, unfortunately I can't post about them till after the holidays since I don't want to spoil any surprises. But good things are coming, I promise you!

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  1. I am a perfectionist too when it comes to crafts, which is why I don't really do them as much as I would like. I am way to hard on myself. I think your Grannie stripes look great.

  2. Self-criticism is so hard to get past... I try to just ignore myself, sometimes. :)


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