Seriously, that doesn't look like the work of a crazy sleep-deprived person, does it? Right, but that's only the finished product! I was happy with the beginning of this creation, but hit a snag in the design as my brainpower began to fade with exhaustion. Being absorbed in the Granny-Spiration Challenge, I decided to fall back on that safety net known as the granny stitch.
Maybe that did look like some crazy sleep-deprived person's work. Remembering he has a job, Rip van Winkle got up and commented "cool" over the design. I hated it. The granny stitch just didn't fit in with all the rest of the lace. I told Rip I was going to rip it all out. He thought I should leave it, so I decided to make a cup of coffee and think it over...
I admit it didn't look too bad. But I still didn't like it. After 24 hours of being awake and adding coffee to the insanity, I got excited to throw some spike stitches in the mix. It couldn't hurt to play around before ripping out all that work.
An hour of moving stitch counts around, and I still wasn't happy. Was I just that tired, or was it a sign that I had made a mistake that needed to be fixed? Or am I just that stubborn that I can't be happy with a design that had no flaws?
Yup, I have a coffee cup that answers that question... Despite all the uplifting synonyms you could slap on a mug, the thing that sums up most Aries is stubborn. My brain wasn't happy with the design, and that wasn't going to change.
So, no granny stitches this time. I felt like all that lace needed some picots instead. Ninety-six picots later, I'm ready for bed at 2 pm. Just wanted to stop by here to say "look what I made" first, then I'm (hopefully) off to that alternate universe known as sleep. I often dream of crochet while I'm there, so maybe another design will be born soon. Until then...