Bah... I should know better than to stack crafty deadlines. A non-craftster deadline messed up my (bad) planning. I'm mostly caught up with the swap I'm late in and I started swatching for the complicated one of my magnets. Gauge is not super important, but looks are.
Tomorrow I'll finally have a chance to try again with my stinky craft fail. Hopefully with more success! Two days off should be enough to get back on track, as long as everything dries and cures in time to send.
Yesterday I braved one of the touristy shops in Old Town and found my second storebought magnet. The clerk greeted me in english... I guess they don't get many visits from the "natives". I just rolled with it and spoke english while in the store
Now I just need to find that supply I bought before the swap started... I'm too messy for my own good. It's somewhere in my craft room... I think.