Pretty much everything I touched this weekend turned out screwy. Not bad, particularly. But screwy.
The Baby Surprise Jacket? Remember those things I talk about all the time called gauge swatches?
Not only is it garish, it was meant for a newborn. This thing's the size of a two year old, easy. Fortunately I know a kid the right size I'll be mailing it off to. And I've got some equally garish cording to make some frogs with, for the thing. (That's my hand-dyed yarns I knit it with, if you're wondering WTF that stuff is.)
I also finished up some ribbon barettes:
They turned out all right. The dumbassery here was when I was hot-gluing the ribbon to the metal barette and had this thought - "Why in fuck is this getting hot... oh, damn, I am a moron. Ow."
Any friendly readers out there want to offer suggestions on pricing, for selling these things? These are going in the mail to some little girls, but I'll be making more. And more and more. And possibly some more dignified stuff for grownups. Like real flowers. Offered on your choice of barette, hair pin, comb, or pin as part of the cost.
In non-dumbass news (in fact the opposite), the Goob has taken great interest in my archeology and history books, and is getting into poking at photos and asking "What dat?" Today she singled out a photo of a bullae and I found myself explaining anciente Sumerian accounting to her. I can see her now, in first grade, piping up with "The Sumerians used clay pots for this crap... can't I use a calculator?"
And the husbeast just walked in the house and announced "I hate stupid people." so I bet he had as good a day as I did.
Maybe I'll go crawl under a rock and make some frogs now. Yeah. That sounds good.