Fits and starts

I had grand plans for this weekend.

I was going to get sooooo much stuff done. I would finish the Seafarer’s cap, I would make chair leg socks for all three of the stools at the breakfast bar in the kitchen, I would get the yarn cleared off the breakfast bar, as well a table in the living room and the top of the piano.

And when I was done with all of that “housekeeping”, there would be time left over to crochet myself a super crocheter cape.

Everything I didn’t accomplish in 2012, I would get done over the 48 hours that just passed.

Except that I didn’t.

The weekend, was wonderful, but my work proceeded in fits and starts, I did not get done everything that I had imagined I would, and while I suppose that this is due in part to the fact that I have a magnificent imagination, I still felt a bit of disappointment when I fell short of my goals.

First up was the seafarer’s cap. I finally finished with the crochet and had woven in all of the ends:

A nearly completed Seafarer's crochet cap worked in fits and starts
A nearly completed Seafarer’s crochet cap worked in fits and starts

I thought it would only take me a few minutes to do the seaming. But I followed the directions for the seaming and was not happy with the look I was getting. After 45 minutes trying various combinations of loops and whip stitching versus other methods, I decided to set it aside until I could figure out another solution.

What was waiting for me (in addition to the varied and various yarn piles) was the chair leg sock project, and while I did not finish chair leg socks for all three stools at the breakfast bar in my kitchen, I did finish these four:

crochet chair leg socks
Four crochet chair leg socks, all in a row

Which I then wrestled into place onto the chair legs of one of the stools:

crochet chair leg socks
Clooney inspects the recently tricked out kitchen stool

A detail of which can be seen here:

crochet chair leg sock
A chair leg with a crochet chair leg sock

And should you have chairs of your own that need chair leg socks, here are written instructions that I hope you will find of help.

One thought on “Fits and starts

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you for the chair leg sock idea! We’re putting in a new dining room floor and I was dreading the thought of using those ineffective adhesive felt pads. Chair leg socks — perfect!!!

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