With my 2012 North Carolina State Fair project in the rear view mirror, I started the day by attending to some necessary details of living that had been relegated to the back burner while I finished work on my Amish quilt inspired afghan.
First up was an appointment to get my teeth cleaned, followed by grocery shopping. I arrived home just in time to grab lunch and use a few of the grocery purchases to prepare dinner before I left to take my mother to her one-week (minus one day) post cataract surgery visit.
When we arrived, my mom checked in only to be told the doctor was running about 90 minutes behind schedule; I had come prepared for such an eventuality, and used the extra wait time to get started on an acrylic test run of my future felted fat bag.
My regular readers may recall that I had gotten this far with the project before time constraints dictated that I focus exclusively on my state fair project:
One thing that I most love about crochet is how incredibly forgiving it is, and how easy it is to undo mistakes.
This all changes when you felt something, and before I committed the bag pictured above to water, suds, and agitation, I decided that it would behoove me to make an acrylic version first to iron out details of the straps and closure.
So while my mom read a book with her newly corrected vision (and a pair of snappy reading glasses), this is what I got done (along with making accurate written notes about how I did it):
Unfortunately for me, the doctor was not running anywhere near 90 minutes late, so I didn’t get done nearly as much as I had hoped, but tomorrow is a new day, and I will, no doubt, get a chance to work on perfecting my fat bag pattern.