How is everyone tonight? On Sunday I went to the library and was super excited to find a book I had seen in magazines and really wanted. Since I didn't know if I would like the rest of the book I couldn't justify the expense for maybe one pattern. I would see it from time to time and wish that I could find it in a library. Well, I found it. I have to say I am really happy that I did not buy the book. The pattern for the hat that is on the cover is the only one I like and the pattern has so many mistakes in it that I had to re-do most of it on my own. I should have known when it said I would need 657 yards of yarn. What? I read that over and over. Most hats are well under 200 yards. Not only was the yardage wrong, I used maybe 125 yards, but I had to change hook size. It is an adult sized hat and I checked the gauge. No problem. Started making it and realized it wouldn't fit even my daughter. I went up two hook sizes and it just fits my 6 year old. Now, my gauge matched with the book and using the hook called for in the pattern. So I changed the hook size and made the hat. Then I got to the ruffle. I followed the pattern and it looked nothing at all like the photo in the book. Nothing at all. Again, I went back and re-did the ruffle using my own design. The hat that I wanted is now finished and fits my daughter not me. So glad I didn't buy the book. Here is Autumn in 'my' hat. Lol.
I also got my hair cut last on Saturday. I used to have really long hair. I gave 18 inches of it to Locks of Love when I first got it cut.
My last little ramble for the day. If you read my blog you know I have been super frustrated with the postal system here. Packages sent by me and not delivered. Packages sent to me and opened and things missing, etc. I could go on. I went to the post office to send a package. I decided to give it one more try since UPS and FedEx are not too close to where I live and I don't really drive anywhere during the week. My car is a gas hog and Will uses his to get to work. I got to the post office and all the regular people are gone. Maybe things will change now. I sent my friend Tracy another package (third try) on Monday. Lets hope it gets to England sometime next week.
I did get some nice news yesterday. Two very kind bloggers have given me the Sunshine Award. I will do a post about that tomorrow. I always feel honored that anyone is even reading my blog. Thank you to Barbina and Eileen. I really love both of these blogs.