One of my favorite movies is “Ground Hog Day,” starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott.
Phil Connors, the meteorologist played by Bill Murray, gets trapped in a time loop and keeps awaking to a newly minted Ground Hog Day in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania where he has gone to cover the festivities associated with the day, and this is not altogether unlike the situation I found myself in today.
A week ago, I started work on a chemo cap for the sister of a friend who will soon be undergoing chemo therapy. The hat worked up quickly, and after more time spent shopping than it took me to crochet the hat itself, I found a suitable scarf to thread through a round of double treble crochet stitches.
Pleased with myself, I was just about ready to send it, but decided that I would wash it before I sent it off.
To my horror, the hat (made from a cotton and merino blend) grew from a little bit large to too large to wear. So today, I frogged that hat that it had been:
and got out my 4.5 mm hook and got to work crocheting the hat that will be:
Having reached the point at which I will be crocheting another 9 or 10 rounds without increase, I then turned my attention to the Hello Kitty inspired hat that I had begun work on at around the same time.
I had finished all of the pieces I needed to complete the hat, but had not yet attached the pieces and completed the braids:
Using my Clover bent-tipped yarn needle and a plastic clip to hold the braids in place while I secured them, I got the Hello Kitty inspired hat fully assembled and ready to wear just before sunset:
Each crochet project teaches me something, and these hats are no exception, and with any luck, they will also generate the finishing mojo I will need to complete the Tetrisghan.