. . .and I came in second. Actually, there were only two of us in a race that was never really declared.
We both started at about the same time. It seemed logical that since I had already made a pair (for the CAL introduction) that I'd be ahead of the game because I had experience with the pattern.
Logic flew out the window because she who crochets knows math. I got stumped trying to subtract 4 stitches from the "chain 37" that begins the pattern. I wanted to change from that beginning chain to using Foundation Single Crochet (fsc) to start the thing. I read the pattern and understood that four of the thirty-seven chains actually made a part of the first 'V' stitch. 37 - 4 = 36 & 30 & 33. Or something like that.
Don't go asking yourself how I messed up. Not even the yarn goddess understands what went wrong. Let's just admit that I lost the challenge that wasn't really a challenge because we never agreed to a race to see who twirls a hook faster.
Youth won out. This Mama came in second. She WON.
Either I am humbled or insanely proud.