Monday, 3 October 2011

The best laid plans

All weekend I've had echoes of quotes about the futility of making plans going around my head. I watched the season premier of Private Practice which used the following quote a lot:
"Men plan, God laughs" - Yiddish Proverb
It seemed very fitting for my situation and then for some reason random quotes started coming into my head.
"The best laid schemes of mice and men / Go oft awry" - Robert Burns
and my personal favourite:
"Everybody's got plans... until they get hit." - Mike Tyson 
My magic timetable went completely out of the window this week when one thing after another went pear shaped. I was on schedule up to and including Wednesday but then when I went to knitting club on Thursday night I didn't get home until after 10 which meant I couldn't finish my Ellie tea cosy.

Then, on Friday, I couldn't get drunk and fall over because I had to go to work on Saturday. The final disaster was when I discovered that mum had let a friend borrow the Tilda book so I couldn't make the elephant toy.


However...
I did manage to finish elephant version 2. He's a much better overall shape


and now he fits my tea pot perfectly


but I think that elephant version 1 is cuter. Proportionally the original elephant's head was larger which made him look more of a baby.


So I think I'll have to have another go at the design. It's not so much of a problem because I have a queue of people willing to give them homes.

I'm  having quilt cravings now. I'm going to have to make something bigger than a tea cosy soon or I'll go mad.

4 comments:

  1. Soooo cute! If I used a teapot, I'd give one a home too.

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  2. They are so cute, I think they both look great! Sorry you didn't get to fall down this weekend. Maybe you could pencil it in for the next?

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  3. This tea cosy is SO cute! Love it.

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