Thursday, April 28, 2005

grudge match...

Yesterday, I woke up feeling icky...Thanks to the high level of pollen in the area, I've been inhaling tons of crap for the last few weeks. I'm not an allergy sufferer, but when there's this much pollen in the air everyone suffers. So, I called in sick, and spent the first part of my morning trying to counteract my benedryl-induced drowsiness by drinking more coffee.

When I finally got my head on straight, I decided to devote the day to working on the super-secret project. First, I whipped out the sewing machine and all of the notions I needed. I was able to piece things together pretty easily, making my way over the speedbump that I mentioned the other day. Next, it was time to fit the knitting section with the sewing section...Unfortunately, knitting + sewing = more frustration.

I'd like to blame all of my problems on the instructions. It seems like the easiest thing to do at this point. Since I started the finishing for this project, nothing has gone smoothly! I had been thinking of making a second one of these for myself...Now I'm not so sure.

Well, not wanting to disappoint my secret pal, I had to persevere. So, I took a few deep breaths, drank some more coffee, and worked out a plan of attack. My entire thought process revolved around how to make knitting + sewing = finished product...hopefully, without having a lot of stray threads showing. And, I'm glad to say that after a 3-hour struggle, I was able to make the two pieces come together in harmony.

I have just one more thing to do. That's adding the crochet to the mix. I'm going to start working that when I get home tonight, and I will put on the final touches tomorrow when I have a planned day off.


Maya said...

I don't envy you the Benadryl bit-- coffee never wins in that grudge match for me. I don't know if your allergies warrant it, but Claritin (loratidine-generic) works for most of mine. And Nasonex when things are particularly bad.

I never had allergies until I moved here. It makes me feel so pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Coffee + Benadryl seem s alittle too much like home grown Phen-Fen (uppers plus downers equals bad times)

But whatcha gonna do??


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