an epic fail. You are forgiven for wondering what the heck is that? Not a tea cosy, no no my friends I started this project with every intention of having a bi-colour (not tri-colour) slouchy hat. I tried to scale up a baby hat pattern, but err I think I made a miscalculation.
Does my head look good in this??
I may have bitten off more than I could chew. But that's me - always the optimist. On the upside I tackled stranded knitting technique and working in the round with four needles. I don't like the four needle thing and I'm thinking this is why I have a little nubby bit on top. Maybe that would block out - maybe not.
I showed this to a friend who rather appropriately set her face to horrified and helpfully suggested it might fit her 30 cup teapot - ahhh if only I had bound off an opening for the spout.
Okay - that's enough self-deprecation...I have a point.
While I was thinking over writing this post I started giggling to myself about the monstrosity it became. The funniest thing is I actually finished it! My husband stopped looking at TV to stare at me quizzically. I felt quite buoyant all of a sudden.
Laughing about it made me realise that this is what being creative is all about - embracing the unknown and not letting the possibility of a fail stand in the way of giving it a go. In fact if you indulge your creativity often enough then statistically speaking you are going to fail - many, many times.
I don't knowingly let anxiety about perfection/making a mistake or apparently 'wasting' time or resources stand in the way of trying something new but maybe there is a bit of that going on. In any case this is a lesson I can apply to all sorts of areas in my life.
Now when I attempt this hat again I will know exactly what not to do and maybe I'll end up with the slouchy bi-colour hat of my dreams.
Making life beautiful, one imperfect moment at a time. If you feel like it, let me know how you deal with your crafty failures.....ooor you could go and swoon at some lovely finished things at Leonie's show and tell linkie-dink