Aran's sound asleep, and I'm sitting here surrounded by stitch dictionaries (the new ones haven't arrived yet) and the inspiration just isn't coming!
I'm trying to finish a design that's due for a magazine... I have 2 ideas of shapes/styles of Hats that would be suitable yet I can't for the life of me get either to work. Each stitch pattern I try doesn't look right or sit right or fit with the shaping or whatever and gets frogged. I know how I want them to look, I can see them clearly in my head but I just can't get it right on paper or on the needles. It's driving me potty.
There's more of this to come, as I'm aiming to have a few more designs published this year. At this rate though, I've having second thoughts. I work so much better when I go with my flow and self-publish, rather than work to a theme & deadline, so why am I doing this to myself?