Oy vey, am I ready for the weekend, or what! It’s been a long and stressful week, and I’m definitely all set for some relaxation. If only I knew where to find some.
I’m finally getting to the details on Super Why. I had some issues with the legs. I followed the pattern, but the legs seemed freakishly long. I wasn’t fond of them. So, with great trepidation, I cut the knitting down to the height I wanted, picked up the stitches so I could make a clean cast-off, and sewed the legs on. I’m a little happier, but the legs are on crooked. I’m not a sewer. It’s times like these that I honestly wish I was.
Now, I need to sew on some hair, knit up and attach a cape, figure out how to do the tennis shoes and embellish them, and try to do the little symbol on his chest. I was going to make the other things Super Why holds, a question mark thingy and I think a toothbrush (no idea; I’m not really around kids young enough to know), but I think I’ve decided to pass on that. I’m thinking just the super hero by himself should be good.
I really wanted to complete the little guy by mid-week at the latest, but plans just didn’t work out. I’m not excessively behind schedule yet, which is good. I just really need to get cracking. There was no working on it last night since that’s gym night with a friend (I get home and just about go straight to bed), but tonight that’s all I’m working on. Then, on to the mermaid!
I’m finding that I do enjoy knitting toys. I just don’t enjoy assembling them. I’ve learned the mattress stitch, but I’m so far from mastering it. I don’t see how people get seamless looks. I might as well just stitch willy-nilly. I suppose, like with everything, I’ll get better at it with practice. After all, while I can do the kitchener stitch with no problem now, I messed up really badly very often in the beginning.
Ooh! I almost forgot. I have something to share with you! I was on Ravelry the other day, and I came across a pattern giveaway!
“Now through March 16, queue or favorite any five patterns from this list and I will randomly gift you one of the five, absolutely FREE! Just shoot me a PM with a list of the five patterns you chose – that’s it! Since everyone’s a winner, telling your friends about the event is highly encouraged. PM your Rav friends, share this link on Twitter, Facebook or your blogs…the more, the merrier! 🙂
ETA: Only new faves & queues will qualify you for a free pattern; I know many of you already have some of these marked, and I appreciate that! The purpose of this giveaway is to bring some new attention to these patterns. Mwah!”
I participated and received Pelotonner, which is a gorgeous sweater. I look forward to making it one of these days. Check her out! She is a very talented designer.
Have a great weekend!