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.

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.


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

  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?

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