So I turned to Kristy at Quiet Play to see if she could "Pretty Please" help with a design.
It just so happened that she was thinking of doing a knitting theme, so my
Have you ever heard of that ol' saying "Be careful what you ask for"?
Well ... ahem ...
This fantastic little pattern was a bit of a challenge for little ol' me and, to be honest, when I first read the pattern I was was a little freaked out (Kristy what I emailed you is our little secret ok? You can bribe me later).
As always when I start a FPP project I set my stitch length to 1.2 for ease of paper tearing later. One of the first sections I had to sew was exactly 3 stitches long - so tiny!
When I got back on my chair and centred my chakras I continued on my way with very little backwards sewing feeling more and more confident.
Then it was time to sew all the sections together - major fail!
|Hmm missing something?|
I totally missed the (tiny!) parts of the knitting needles closest to the ball of wool - ugh .. confidence shattered ... I planted a tree and printed out that part of the pattern again and this time used my 3 year old's crayons to colour in the sections to co-ordinate with my fabric selections - TIP FOR YOUNG PLAYERS!!
With a little more forward and backward sewing (yes ok, unpicking - there - I said it) and a press I finally had this wonderous ...
spectacular, most amaaaaazing block of a ball of wool and two knitting needles - booo yeh, back-of-the-net!!!
|That'll do pig .. that'll do|
Boot Camp training complete! This little soldier is ready for Fairytale blocks.