September 12th, 2007 at 11:34 am (Finished Objects 2007)
Edited to add:
I hear the call for the pattern! I will be putting up a post with the pattern in it either tonight (Sat) or tomorrow morning.
Perhaps it is really just me, but I sincerely believe that we have all had one of those weeks. A week where one thing kind of sets you on edge, and after that all little things that wouldn’t normally cause stress really drive you crazy.
Let’s say (just hypothetically of course) that your computer breaks. Let’s then say that you get two job interviews scheduled for the same day.
Well, after that you start having stress balls form in your chest and head about everything. Ahhh the kitchen is dirty! Ahhh I need to get this artwork completed! Ahhh, there are too many things on my needles! But damn, there is no orange on my needles….I want orange on my needles!
Okay so maybe that is not you; I think that situation is entirely me.
What to do? 3hr hat!
I love my stress ball hat. It made me smile the whole time (Especially when Melissa mentioned it’s resemblance to a Jayne hat.) It made me smile when it was done and I wore it around the house the rest of the night lip syncing to my new Tori. This part was definitely amusing to P-funk also.
So what if I bomb the interviews? I have this awesome hat. In fact I should just wear it to the interviews and say “Look at my hat! You should hire me right now.”
This hat, it wipes away the stress like magic.
Perhaps you go into your first interview completely non stressed. However, you then reject the place 10 minutes into the interview and professionally state that you are not interested in that position. See the hat is empowering, also, no job grovelling. If someone peruses my cover letter and resume in front of me for what is obviously the first time, that (among other things) puts the job in the “No” category.
I then came home and wore my hat some more (and yes, I do have air conditioning). Onto the next interview….maybe I really should take the hat this time.
Pattern: My own
Yarn: Rowan Big Wool in Gingersnap (1 skein)
Needles: US 15
I’m happy to write up a quick pattern if anyone is interested. It is really super simple.