Yep, it was definitely one of those days. It didn't start bad,...but when I began to make the Sunday Soup, things took a turn. Can I veer off into a rant? Of course I can.
A couple of months ago, we had our kitchen knives sharpened. They were overdue and we found the most miserable old man who would do it for us. We had 5 knives to be done. When we got them back, I noticed how awesomely sharp they were. Oddly enough though, my cutting board seemed to have warped because my everyday knife wasn't cutting right.
Yeah, I should have put 2 and 2 together, but I didn't until this week when I took a really good look at that knife. It was butchered (pun intended). The cantankerous old fart had changed the shape of the blade in what could only have been an accident and now my beloved knife wasn't cutting right.
Insert many, many tears here. I have another knife that is similar so I thought I could switch over to it while I decided what to do with the sad knife. So this morning I was cutting onion to put in the turkey soup (mmmmm), and I sliced my thumb. I'm totally blaming it on the crusty man. He ruined my knife and now I had cut my thumb.
So that was where it started. I also burnt my wrist making that same stupid soup.
Whew,...time to get out of the kitchen and move on to safer things.
I really wanted to make a crochet hook roll so that I could keep all of my hooks in one place. No worries. There was this great tutorial on Craft Leftovers. It was an adorable clutch. Sounded perfect and look how cute.
For starters, I had a loose stitch. Mysteriously. I tightened up the tension but that didn't help. It wasn't until I had sewn the entire bias tape and front piecing that I realized I had put the spool of thread on wrong. Yeah. No blaming a stupid machine. I was clearly the stupid one.
Okay, okay,...no worries, just carry on. I made several attempts to get everything sewn, but at last I had the front piece completed. I slipped my crochet hook in to make sure it fit.
Grrrrr. Insert many, many curse words here. (did I say many)
Nope the hook didn't fit. The crochet hook roll that I was halfway through, was useless. (That hook is supposed to be able to fit inside of the top pocket so it doesn't fall out). The fabric was so cute too. How utterly heartbreaking.
As if that wasn't bad enough, I decided to be smart (always a bad thing) and do two of these hook rolls at one time, so now I have cut out and therefore wasted TWICE as much fabric. Great.
Also, while I was wasting my time NOT making a crochet hook roll, I lost track of time and missed the puck drop for our 3 o'clock hockey game. Double grrrrrr. (And then, for some reason, the broadcast stopped right at the most exciting, game-winning moment of the game for no discernable reason).
So this is what I missed. Okay, a bit dramatic. I still got to see my beloved Bruins, just missed 5 minutes of the first period, but still.
So,...yep,...a total fail of a day. Thanks for listening because this little rant has me feeling a little bit better about the whole day. Better enough to give that crochet hook roll another try tomorrow.
Come on back, because I will definitely conquer this beast and show you how I did it. Any supportive thoughts are greatly appreciated. :)