Nov 15, 2006

Take A Stab

Quick! Ask me hhow I stabbed myself with a screw!

Too late.

File this one under "Stupid Crafting Accidents". Even worse, I wasn't really using the screws, at least not the way they are normally used. Which is probably why I ended up stabbing myself. I'll start at the beginning and try not to confuse you.

blockingSee that? Those are the pieces for Mancala Mia all fulled and being blocked. Now, the woman who wrote the pattern must have actually had the time to check her pieces every 5-10 minutes. The first run produced pieces that looked far too big, with too much stitch definition. On the second run through the wash I totally got sidetracked and now they are a bit small.

That's right! blocking with shot glasses (and a baby bottle). Oh yeah! I was using screws to weight the glasses and help flatten the bottom. Well, since only six of our shot glasses seemed to fit the same measurenebts I did only half the bowls at a time. While switching the glasses over to the next set of bowls to be blocked...well a screw slipped and gouged my palm! Ouch. Anyway, the Mancala board is complete, on the next project!

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