Sunday, May 09, 2010

The Payoff of Frustration

If you're a crafter, you probably have dealt with project frustration.

You pick the project, the pattern, the yarn, whatever. You say to yourself, "This is going to be SO EASY." No big deal, right? You've got skills.

Well, what often looks easy, when it's your first attempt, doesn't usually work out right.

I have been wanting to make one of these cute boxy bags to stow my knitting in while I'm out and about. I use plastic baggies, and they don't have a particularly long life span. They're OK for storing the yarn and pattern together, but not so much for being crammed in a purse or tote bag.

Well, I got started with the tutorial, which was OK, but not very explicit. Like, it doesn't say which end to place the zipper, or whether or not you're to do a 1/4 inch seam, stuff like that.

So, after much swearing, I gave up.

Then I had lunch, a cup of coffee, and made this:




I'm off to make a few more! Maybe I'll put handles on those...


Ann Marie said...

That's really cute. You're awesome!

The Maiden Metallurgist said...

Cu-ute! Good stuff!

Miss Dallas said...

Glad you like 'em! :D

Lemon Gloria said...

You did a fantastic job! And I love the fun stripe choice inside!