Sunday, August 24, 2008

ugly bear

So I've been making a little teddy bear to give my cousin for his baby, and when I say little, I mean it...It is not even 6 inches tall, but the pattern online looked cute. Anyway, I finally finished it and then made the little dress to go with it and quite frankly, it is the first project I have ever thought was ugly and was unhappy with. Good thing the poncho is so cute :-P I guess it's not terrible, but come on, it is far from great. I think it was because of the pattern being confusing and because I used different yarn that wasn't as fuzzy so any problems with it are more obvious. In any case, it is a good baby size and the yarn is organic cotton with eco-friendly filling. I am currently in the process of trying to figure out if there is any way to fix the dress so that it is not quite so big so if I do try to fix it I'll post another picture. For now here is the tragic little thing.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

baby poncho

This past week I finished a baby poncho I was working on for my cousins baby and it came out even cuter than I had imagined it would. It is a lion brand pattern here, that I found so I could use up some of the leftover yarn from the afgan. Since I had so many colors left over I decided to stripe it in order to get rid of some. The pattern was simple and I got to learn a lot of things I hadn't done before like casting off in the middle and then picking stitches back up to make the hood. I made the 3-6 month size on bigger needles since I knit so tight and I think it came out about half an inch wider than the pattern said, which is totally okay for a poncho. In any case, it went really well and I am quite happy with it. I can only hope that my cousin likes it and uses it for his little girl :)