Thursday, January 5, 2017

except-ional

i'm a Yes ... But-ter...
and i argue with myself...
just about anytime that i say anything, it will be followed up by 
yes ... but
there's almost always a but in there somewhere...

Melissa is Except-ional...
which is the same as saying yes ... but
but (you knew there was gonna be a but, right?!?) nicer and more politically correct

last year i found the Gerbera Garden pattern and used it to make a leftover throw...
the leftover yarns made a pretty throw, but (there it is) it was worsted weight and there are very, very large spaces between the petals - my knees can fit between them...

so when i decided to crochet a field of daisies for my room, i knew i was gonna hafta buy smaller yarn (like the pattern SAYS to use)... 

i like the colors of the original Gerbera Garden pattern, and i LURVE orange...
 but (another one) my room doesn't like orange...
so i went to Hobby Lobby and bought a bunch of sports weight acrylic yarns (there would be no crocheting or knitting going on if i had to use wool ... there WOULD be a lotta Benadryl lotion slathering) in colors that i thought were gonna play nicely together
 and started crocheting... 
but (were you waiting for it?) then i remembered that  i didn't like the pattern's directions
At. All.
 so i changed the way the flowers were connected to each other and crocheted some more...
yuck
in the meantime, Melissa decided that SHE needed to make a field of daisies, too 
except she chose peaches and purples and greens
 (to go with her birthday roses quilt)
by that time, i had given up on making THAT afghan, and finished off the mess i'd started by making a scarf...
still yucky
i whined for a while...
i still wanted to make a field of daisies for my room
but (there it is again) i wanted it to be pinks and purples and blues...
so i went BACK to Hobby Lobby, bought some more yarn, and then crocheted for a couple of months till i had this...
better ... MUCH
in the meantime, Melissa was working on hers ... 
she, too, had a hexagon-shaped lovely afghan... 
except she decided that HER field of daisies needed to be a STAR...


 it's EXCEPTIONAL, innit?!?

"There are always exceptions," replied Flea. "They are what makes you exceptional."
Mo Willems, The Story of Diva and Flea

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

Well, my goodness......I am totally gobsmacked by these two beauties! You have excelled yourselves!

Thimbleanna said...

Oh So Pretty! And a WHOLE Lot of Work!!! Well Done you two!

Amy said...

Oh my! The only things I use my crochet hooks on these days are dish cloths. You two are AMAZING!

Mama Spark said...

You two certainly do feed off of each other! BOTH of these are exceptional, just like the people that made them! If I come to your house, will you teach me how to crochet?? I really want to learn.