Failure is not always a bad thing. It can lead you onto new projects, ones that will make a difference. This sweater has been frogged. I love the yarn too much to have it waste away on something that ended up was going to be much to big for me. I felt that I was going to look like an old woman in a little girls crochet outfit, this yarn deserved better. A weeks work was quickly frogged. Funny how long it takes to crochet those precious inches and how fast it is to unravel them.
I made a quick trip to the yarn store last weekend to get the basic yarn for the new baby blanket I need to make. This Ella Rae gray yarn will be perfect as it is acrylic with just a pinch of wool, washable for all those baby messes. I also bought the skeins of pink and light turquoise to make the border a little more baby friendly. They are a different texture but I don't think it will make a difference when it is all worked up. The dark lavendar was added from my stash.
I worked out the math for the blanket and chained 132 for the base plus 3 for the first hdc, after nine rows I realized this baby was way too big so last night, rip, rip, rip. I was calculating my missteps last night and realized I had crocheted over 1,000 yards with nothing to show for it. Today I will start again, with a chain of 102 plus 3 for the body of the blanket. Projects that don't work are a part of life. At least it is only yarn and the pleasure is in the making, the creating, not necessarily the product. .
I am not sure that can be said for what is going on in our government. Yes, you knew I had to say something didn't you? Ramming through healthcare is not the same as ramming through with a project. I can frog it with no worries. I can start over and only have myself to blame for a wrong yarn choice, wrong needle or hook size, or wrong pattern. No one will be hurt in the process, it is only time I have wasted. I am only working with myslef and my choices don't affect anyone else. As for healthcare it affects all of us whether you have Obamacare or not. Millions of people without healthcare affects the whole economy and frankly their deaths, their lack of care, their grief about not being able to pay for their child to receive services affects all of us as a whole on the most primal level. It says a lot about who we are as a country, who we are as people. We should protect our own as well as protect those who can't protect themselves. I applaud Senators Collins, Murkowski and McCain for standing up for what is right. It was a dramatic moment when Senator John McCain stood up for what is right. I have not always agreed with him, but I do think he is a man of integrity and honor, a hero in my book in every way. It is easy to go with the flow and ram something through hoping that it won't get passed, it is another thing to stand up to your party and say this is not right. It is hard to face the backlash for days before the vote as Senators Collins and Murkowski did, they have listened to the people in their state and thus were treated unfairly by their own party for doing so. Now can we work together to make something that is right? Can we fix the current system and make it better for all who need it? And to add the tweets coming out of the highest office every single day are disrespectful and dishonest. They reign chaos and serve to move us away from the real issues. Frankly it is a disgrace to our country. Okay enough said even though there is so much more to say.
This little one is feeling much better. Thank you for all of your well wishes. He lost another 1 1/2 pounds, gah isn't that always the way right before a doctor appointment? I am working on getting weight back on him. He was sleeping in this morning and I could not resist a photo opportunity. He had a late in the day eye appointment yesterday which meant no nap. He slept in until 9 this morning, a world record! I think he is still recovering a bit. Isn't he precious?
Hope your failures have been minimal this week and your progress is positive on all accounts. Have a great weekend.