Thursday, May 24, 2007

I'm Yo-Yo Challenged

Today was the first real hot and muggy day so far this year. The temperature in the computer lab I'm working in soared to 86 degrees. It was HOT. I ended up with a bit of a headache and opted for take-out for dinner so I could just come home, nap, and not heat up the kitchen by cooking.

When I got home I was excited to see that my Clover Yo-Yo Flower Maker had arrived. I ordered mine from Etsy and it came from Japan. The packaging AND the instructions are all in Japanese. There are TWENTY-ONE steps in the instructions!!!!!!!!!!! I had no idea there was an English version. I just found that link. *sigh*

Anyways...since it's so hot out and I don't feel like doing anything I thought I'd try my new toy.

An HOUR AND A HALF LATER this is what I have:

One teeny tiny flower shaped yo-yo.

This is what it's supposed to look like:

I didn't even realize until I uploaded the picture that the little belly-button-like poof that the instructions bullied me into making was supposed to fill the hole and act like the centre of the flower. *sigh again*

I can't face attempting another yo-yo tonight.

I'm sure if the instructions had been in English and I wasn't hot and cranky it may have been more fun.


lera said...

It's a very cute yo-yo. I love the floweriness.

Too bad it took so long. And that you have a headache. Was your carryout at least good?

Cici said...

I like it. It is disheartening that it took so long. Hope your headache gets better.

Jenni-Raie said...

you silly! of course you would have got it perfect if it was in ENGLISH!

feli said...

hope you are feeling better. and the yoyo looks so cute!! I wanted to make some but felt like it will be a challange to me.

Sarah and Jack said...

Did you already know that the tightness or openness of the center of a yo-yo depends on the size of your stitches? If you didn't, try making a regular yo-yo with very small stitches and one with very big stitches and look at the difference.

I suspect that is why your yo-yo doesn't look like their photos. (Although I don't think there is anything wrong with the one you already have made, to be perfectly honest.)

Chara Michele said...

It's very cute! I don't think I would have even attempted it without instructions in english:) Hope your headache goes away.

Katie Jean said...

It's cute. You know, practice makes perfect. haha. I bet you'll get it on the next try, although I think the first one is very good!

Hope your head is feeling better, I didn't know it got that warm in Canada. hee hee

beki said...

I'm sorry Karyn, but your yo-yo adventure made me chuckle!

lindiepindie said...

An hour and a half? That's usually how my flower-making sessions go. Sorry. I usually come out of those feeling like I've wasted time. Let your brain process - it'll be easier the next time.

I haven't tried yo-yos because I'm a bit scared of them being too hard. Your flower looks cute. I'm sure you know that.

debbie said...

Well, heck, I didn't even know they made a Yo Yo Maker tool! I had to go look it up!

In my day (LOL) we just cut out a circle, stitched around the edges and pulled. But then it didn't have the petal look. And I find them to be a "tad" boring to make.

Hit it with a burst of steam and it will be perfect.

Sarah and Jack said...

Hey Karyn, I actually wanted to ask you some questions about geocaching, but I dont see an email address for you here. Can you email me at ?