Maybe the moon isn't full anymore and you're facing the wrong direction, maybe you picked the wrong guardian, maybe your race can only craft that certain craft on a specific day that varies by server..... Oh wait, we'll never know.
Man, sometimes it'd be nice to have a little info. This is what kept me from ever starting to craft on FFXI. I was really hoping this time around it would be different. Here's hoping thing change by the PS3 release.
The more I train, the harder I get. The harder I get, the more lethal I am. The more lethal I am, the fewer opponents. The fewer opponents, the less to lose. The less to lose, the more I let up. The more I let up, the more room for mistakes. The more room for mistakes, the more I train.