Pinterest Challenge Winter 2012

I’m a little late on the uptake here for the latest Pinterest Challenge, because if you’ve been following me you know what I’ve been working on.

The damn crocheted rug.You can see the last update I did, and how I’m making my flowers here.

As always, here’s a video update, done in one take and slightly punch drunk. Not literally. Also I shouldn’t say the word “drunk” and “punch” on St. Patrick’s day. I feel like it’s just a bad omen. I am in no way Irish, and I don’t celebrate getting drunk at 10am, but I did have a PBR earlier this evening—so that must count for something. Also my hair is a hot mess and my lipstick is wearing off. I checked neither of these in the mirror first. I’m a winner. If you can’t watch the video right now, just scroll below and I’ll give you the rundown.

The Rundown:

I now know why hand crocheted rugs go for $800 dollars. They are a pain in the bleep noise to make.

The reason for this update is to say I am proud to announce that I am finally assembling the rug. Well, I’m partially assembling it. You know, the part I have done. I couldn’t stare at a pile of flowers anymore, I had to start putting it together. And, as mentioned it’s hard to visualize in the video so here are some photos of it so far.

Can I just tell you that this is the cushiest most comfortable thing I’ve ever felt under my feet?

Secrets out, I have webbed toes on either foot, known as syndactyly, and ugly feet from dancing and ankle surgeries.

To answer a few questions:

  • No it doesn’t feel weird. I have no idea what would feel different.
  • I once threatened a doctor with medical malpractice if he cut them apart while he did one of my ankle reconstructions. He was joking around, but I was dead serious.
  • I can make an awesome duck noise, but I cannot swim better. I wish. I’d take that shiz all the way to the olympics if I could.
  • I’m pretty fond of my syndactyly because my Memere had the same exact thing, and we’re the only two in the family who have it to this degree. I’m hoping this does not also mean that I will have four wild boys like her (only I kind of hope it does).
  • Yes, I desperately need to repaint my toenails. They are currently silver, not dirty.
  • My feet are ugly and my joints look weird with pressure on my feet..so 99% of the time. I am aware of this and am okay with it.

Way off track.

To get BACK on track, the rug is partially done, and this makes me happy and gives me more motivation to get back to crocheting a bunch more and adding them on as I go.

So maybe by 2050 I’ll have this rug to put my ugly feet on.

In the mean time, check out the other ladies of the Pinterest Challenge 2012 Winter Edition.

xo,

Heather

3 thoughts on “Pinterest Challenge Winter 2012

  1. First off, you’re very beautiful, second, so is your rug! I hope it has come along very well, I definitely can’t wait to make my own, where would you recommend putting it? Is the bathroom a good idea, or have it’s soft luscious self in front of the kitchen sink?

    Btw- my family has the webbed feet too, and same for us, our memere had it pronouncely, and so does one other girl in the family that we know of, I kind of do, but you can hardly tell, at first glance I didn’t even notice your webbed feet 🙂

    1. Aww thank you, Bianca! You’re so sweet. Memere’s are the best, no doubt about that and so are their awesome toes. 🙂 As far as the rug, I planned on putting it in a guest room so people could get off their bed in the morning onto cushy warmth, but I’m not sure where it will end up. It hasn’t progressed too much farther given everything else going on. It’s way more labor and time intensive than I anticipated! I knew it would be a lot, but it is a lot, haha.

      xo,
      Heather

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