You might have noticed I took a week off from WIP Wednesday.
I was discouraged. I spent all the last week of October rushing to finish the smalls’ Hallowe’en costumes, which turned out very well, I think, but rushing is demoralizing. It’s hard to take pride in something you feel you threw together at the last second.
And then I spent virtually all of this week sewing on snaps. It needed to be done, but it was mind-numbing. I sewed SO MANY SNAPS– 39 snaps, which is 78 individual halves that needed sewing. This marked only the second-ever occasion on which I have wanted a snap press. I’m not about to buy a tool I’ll only use twice in six years, which means that I struggle through seemingly endless snaps sometimes.
But I didn’t want to post about snaps.
So this is the progress I’ve made on the acorn cap beret. This is still the first one– I have *just* started the decreases at the crown of the hat. It’s still a struggle, but when I look back on how far I’ve come, I feel validated.
Hopefully the second one will be faster, though!