I was pretty happy with Juliette earlier in the week, but a second creation from my new book is thrilling me even more.
The pattern is asymetrical in quite a few places, so the wonk factor looks pretty convincing rather than contrived, which is also a great relief to a sewer in a hurry.
She's got a cotton interlock skin, a wool felt dress, face and flower details and is stuffed with wool.
I love the way her arms can be crossed! Why does this please me so?
She's headed off as part of a flower themed swap, is a flower motif dress qualification enough? I hope she's enjoyed in her new home. When you are that wonky you need a lot of lovin'.
I'm off tonight for a fundraiser for Amy's kinder. There's a cannon digi cam up as a prize and I'm all crossed I get it - wouldn't that be cool?
Of course it's much more likely I'll drink too much, make an idiot of myself and end up with a piece of rubber poo as a booby prize. Ah well, these are the things you do for your kids. I hope.
I'm taking my knitting because you never know if there will be some quiet time and I am so terribly keen to finish the world's most complicated knitted toy.
I'm onto the pants and jumper after nearly killing myself attempting to understand the vague make-up instructions for the pig itself. I unpicked so much of the sewing I actually accidentally unpicked some of the knitting itself. I almost cried with frustration.
I had to google how to use plastic joints since neither the pattern nor the joints themselves came with instructions (why is that??) and my confidence was so cut to shreds I wasn't prepared to go with the obvious. Of course, the obvious was exactly what it was.
I expect the pig's clothing to be simpler. Maybe I'm dreaming. I'm looking forward to posting pics and saying DONE!