Monday, October 18, 2021

Missing an Eye

I'm rather pleased with my octopus progress this week. 

The tentacles and suckers have been attached. 

This is almost done. 

I would have been completely done by now, but on Friday I got derailed. 

Back on hat #1, I had a genius idea. All three hats would need a pair of eyes, so I figured I could make all six eyes at the same time. That way, when it came time to attach the eyes, I wouldn't have to stop to make the eyes first.

Friday night, I pulled out my remaining eyes (the first two having gone on hat #1), and I found I had three. 

I knew I should still have four. 

Now, I had enough eyes to complete this blue hat. But I should have another eye someplace. 

So, rather than attaching the eyes, I spent my time looking for eye #4. 

I did not find it. 

I tore everything apart. I have no idea where it could have gone. It's not with my projects. It hasn't fallen behind anything. It must have fallen into something, but for the life of me, I can't figure out what it could be.

Deep sigh. 

There's nothing for it. I'm going to have to remake that last eye.

But first, I can finish this hat. I should have it finished by next week.

(The pattern for it is here: Octopus Hat.) 

27 comments:

  1. Oh this is so cool. Bummer about the lost eye.

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  2. Oh, how funny to imagine that eye being found by someone else! Maybe not possible in your case, but like if it fell in a bag of books or items to donate. Or, a box being sealed to mail off! So many fun scenarios where that eye could have an adventure! Can you picture someone opening a box and finding it? Wondering just where it came from, what it was, and why they have it!

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    1. That would be funny. Alas, it wasn't near any sort of open box or something that was being donated or sent someplace. That's one place I can be sure it's not.

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  3. The eye should be fast enough to make at least, right?

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    1. Yeah. It's just the embroidery (which I'm terrible at) that I didn't want to have to redo. (I've already made the white part.)

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  4. Sorry you lost one! Hope it's not a problem to remake.

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  5. Oh I love this one in blue! Sorry about the missing eye, not fun to not find it...

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  6. The eye got lost in the same place my mom's keys went. It will never be found again either.

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  7. It's beautiful and I like the blue! It's frustrating you will have to make the eye again - as soon as you have you know the missing one will turn up, that's always the way it works, haha!

    Hope you are having a lovely start to your week :)

    Away From The Blue

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  8. So annoying to lose that eye. What Mica said is true.

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  9. Such a fun hat.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  10. I love this hat for so many reasons. Bummer about the eye. I hope it isn't complicated to make.

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  11. Great you are making so much progress. Too bad you are missing one eye, but at least you can remake it.

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  12. A fun looking hat. It's looking good. I admit to liking the blue version better than my memory of the first of these hats you made.

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    1. Next you'll get to compare it to red. (I'll post all together when I finish them, I think.)

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  13. When I first saw the title, I thought you were going to write about Peter Falk or Sammy Davis, Jr.
    Yeah, that's probably in poor taste.
    Sorry, but I sometimes do that.

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    1. Definitely in poor taste, but I chuckled a little. A very little.

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  14. Hi Liz - the hat is brilliant ... and will be so much fun to wear - lucky person who's receiving it. The 'eyes' have it ... nearly done though - cheers Hilary

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  15. You'll find the eye after everything is done. I'm liking the hat!

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    1. I'm thinking the same thing. ~sigh~ My lost items often turn up after I've bought a replacement. The hat is looking awesome!

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    2. Yup, it will, I'm sure. I found a ball of yarn stuck behind some mailing boxes two days ago. It's too much of a hassle to pull out those mailing boxes on school nights, so I won't attempt it until the weekend. I have a feeling I'm going to find it there.

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