25 February 2009

So confused . . .

I didn't feel well yesterday. Not just "didn't feel well", but my head hurt so bad, I was nauseous, but if I had actually gotten sick, I think my head would have exploded. I think I need new glasses and far less stress. So I did the adult thing, went home sick and climbed into bed. Of course I got home right about the time the neighborhood kids were strolling the streets, and they seem to love standing in front of our house and chatting--I don't know what is so flipping interesting about our house, but it ticks off the pittybulls, and the last sound I need when my head is about to burst is a barking pitbull terrier. But I fought the urge to lean out the front door and tell them to move along, because I am ONLY 32, way too young to be that cranky lady at the end of the street. After all, I'm hip, I have a sunroof and XM, there's a 10 second car in the front drive, and we have pittybulls and a marsh. I can not be the witch of the neighborhood. So I told Caesar Beazer to shut up (he didn't listen, he just wiggled with delight), and turned on Bravo. Which helped my headache. Wierd, hunh? Or was it the grilled cheese?

So I pulled out my Lizzie Kate Christmas Flip-it bellpull. I am doing a SAL with some friends.

I have NO FLIPPING CLUE how to do this.

I read the directions. I swear. It mentioned starting at the top of the fabric and working down. I can't do that. I've tried. It never works out right. I count down 2 inches and over 2 inches and it still seems off center. So I found center and counted. That just TERRIFIED me, for some reason. I charted out the boxes while watching Real Housewives of Orange County, and it's just not working. By the time SO came home, I was in my jammies in a lump on the bed.

I don't think it helped that the chart is so small. Squinting doesn't help my frustration. Or that my tape measure was on the floor of the family room, and I knew if I walked by the door, and the dog started barking, I would lean out the door, with my wild sick person hair and my doggie jammies and yell at some neighborhood kid and I am trying to be a better person for Lent.

I am going to try over again, now that I am feeling better. But this was maybe not the right day to start. I worked on My Kitty, and she made me feel better. She's so pretty. I will try to get pix of her tonight if I get home on time. I work at the theatre tonight, then off at normal time tomorrow, then work til 10 on Friday. It will be a sleeping in weekend.


Kathy A. said...

I am so sorry that you are not feeling well. Trying to grid something new when one is under the weather is not the best idea. Hopefully today brings you a fresh new start

Natasha said...

Hopefully your head is feeling better....try enlarging the chart on your scanner,if you are able to.

Feel better soon ((HUGS))

riona said...

I just love the image you paint with words ... specifically, the words "with my wild sick person hair" ... I can sooooo relate to that! It made me laugh even as I empathized ... sorry about the laugh, I am not usually the sort who laughs at pathos ... I generally consider it cruel. But it was such a vivid word picture ... your sense of humor and your sense of self is just priceless. We'll be vacationing on the western shore in MD this June ... I'd love to take you out to lunch and get acquainted ... is that within a reasonable distance for you?

Suzanne said...

Rachel, if this worked like the first double flip-its that she put out, here's what I did:

I started in the top left corner where I always start. I did the border, part of the way down at least.

Then I counted in and down from the inner corner of the top corner of the border to where the corner of the box drawn in a line on the chart is.

Then I found the top left corner on the chart (for the word I started with) and counted in and down to the stitch where I wanted to start.

Then I counted in and down the same starting from the corner of the box drawn in the line.

I bet that wasas clear as mud. You can email me if you got enough out of it to be helpful, and still have questions...

Pumpkin said...

I hope you're feeling better. I hate those days :o(

I was told the Christmas LK Flip Its were screwy to start. I have mine all lined up but like you, I have always started in the middle. Good luck!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls