What would a week without a deadline look like? If you find out, let me know.... SuperStats midterm was the highlight... or lowlight... or maybe just the what-the-hell-is-this-asking-me?-light of last week. So to get past that I used my, ahem, free time (read: time I stole away from other things) this weekend on a project. A craftycrafty project. Mwahahahahahaha!
I made slippers.
I am an inconsistent knitter/crocheter. One of my big problems is patterns. I feel about patterns like I feel about recipes. Which is to say that I can only adhere but so closely to them. Then I start questioning them, then I either make adjustments, or I lose track of where I am in the pattern... This is why I am a pretty good cook, but not a particularly good baker (baking requiring the precision of chemistry, cooking less so). This is also why I've never managed to make a sweater.
So I looked up slipper patterns. I disliked many of them. I tried to follow one, managed to crochet a slipper toe that was large enough to use a sling for the cat, thought about it for a while, and then just decided that I could probably just visualize what needed to be done. Et viola! Slippers!
They were pretty easy, actually, and quick once I'd figured out the sizing. And Mary-Jane-y! Which none of the patterns I saw were, but who doesn't love MaryJanes?