Things are heating up here at Mad Hatter Central. My deadline is 09-03, by which time I need seven more hats (and their patterns) to be complete.
This is the part of book writing I like to call "Snivel and Twitch". The process varies, but it usually includes one or more variations the following:
"But they're Knitting Needles, not Magic Wands!"
Nightmare where a hat unravels right on top of the model's head during the photo shoot.
"No, you guys go to the party/barbecue/beach/pool. I have to work."
"Whose dumbass idea was this, anyway?"
It's okay though. Yesterday I finished a tortoise hat, whose feet have actual tortoise toenails. Fairly pleased with myself. And today its a Jelly Fish. I know - jealous much? My actual JOB is to knit a Jelly Fish. I can't believe it. My toughest day as a knitter is still better than my best day as a cubical-dweller.
I can't wait to see what can be done with string today.