Thursday, November 01, 2007

Hot Messes!

I wanted to knit these pair of cute Mary Jane slippers. Gelsticker from Ralvery had some in her projects list. "Alright, heyyyyy!" I said, "I'm making me some of these. And they only take 20 minutes?!" After the success of my stash basket(thanks for the complements), I decided that I was going to make it a point to gather myself a collection of quickies just so that I could impress myself and a few other folks . Wrong!!!!

These slippers aren't cute at all. :(

I tried to photograph them at the same angel as Gelsticker's to capture their cuteness, but it didn't work. When looking straight down, just imagine the feeling one would get when receiving some quickly thrown together homemade slippers from your Great Aunt Cootie with the harry mole, when what you really wanted were those squishy bunny slippers you saw in the Tiffany's window. Astronomical disappointment. And what's up with my ankles?

So, that got me to thinking. How many people never post about their own "hot messes?" I think that after we all post about a few of our hot messes it will make us feel better because we get to talk about what we did wrong so that the same mistakes won't be made in our next projects. Well, the truth is I'm just nosy. I know I ain't the only one jackin' stuff up from time to time.

Also, let me take the opportunity to let you know that if you think my stuff looks crazy, feel free to tell me. Just know that I already know that I have some sort of strange affection toward brightly colored variegated yarns. I love them so. He he he. :D


Virtuous said...

Gurrlll you must not read my blog! LOL
I will tell you in a minute if I didn't like something or if something didn't work with one of my projects!
Please take a look at one of my many HAMs!! LOL

I HATE win folks do not give all the details of their projects (the good and the bad!)

Honestly your slippers look fine from this angle. I think you are being harder on yourself than you need to be...come on your ankles?!?

BUT I know how it is when you just don't like something so just chalk it up as a learning experience like I do! :o)

Anonymous said...

LOL. From here, it really doesn't look bad! I don't know, I'm not looking at it from your angle, I guess. Can they be frogged & turned into something else?

I've posted a couple of my FOs that didn't work out but I'm so (anal) careful about what I choose to knit in the first place. I don't know, it takes me forever to decide to cast on for something or not.

Sheila said...

I like your Mary Janes and will try to make a pair tonight. As for Hot Messes, boy do I have a few... One of the hotest messes was a crochet dress I made in lavender and black - but it didn't keep me from including it in my FO

NikkiJ said...

Virtuous, I read your blog regularly and know you had serious issues with this one tube top. After reading that I realized that when something goes wrong for me, I have the tendency to block it out of my head. I'm going to start showing it ALL. The projects I'm proud of and the ones I'd like to hide.

Navi said...

I love those slippers, cute cute mary janes

NikkiJ said...

Ok, ok. I guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I could also be due to the fact that I don't think my ankles are looking very feminine in this picture.

Toni said...

Hey Thanks for the interest in my bag yes it is my own design. I will put details, pattern and up close pics on my blog. Youk now it is not even finished.