Technically the only thing I’ve finished is this Underground Crafter mystery square.
And I’m still three square behind – thanks to a new release this last Wednesday. I really began to hate this square. I could have made three in the time it took me to make this one. Not the pattern writer’s fault. My first mistake was to read the number of cast-on stitches from another square and I couldn’t figure out why it didn’t look like anything. I had a couple of other errors which I ended up tinking (un-knitting). But it’s done.
I had other issues this week in a different craft. Check out this awful thing.
Even with the angle of the camera, it’s still obvious that this is NOT even remotely square. And this was the first step – there were several more pieces to add to this block but I stopped. Unfortunately, I followed the directions and cut off the backs right away before I thought to take a good look. Ugh. I’m also not liking the color combinations. I’m beginning to think it was a mistake to try and use up this fabric as trial runs … because I hate it!
I did have one semi-success. My mother made my daughter a super-cute pink and white polka-dot tunic earlier this year. It’s too big for her but she loves wearing it (as a dress). Problem is, the shoulder straps fall off. I was going to put some elastic in the back to try and pull it tighter. My mother-in-law suggested a couple of darts. I had no idea what she meant … so I went to my good friend Youtube.
I think they turned out rather well. Except … the straps still fell off. So I put darts in the front too. Nope, still a problem. I guess I just need to pack it away out of sight for a few months…
I’ve started a new project for Little Chick. It’s a cotton knit dress that I hope to have finished by the end of the month. This is what I have done.
Think I can finish it in time?!
2 Replies to “FO Friday – failures and new projects”
I think that is how it is when we are crafting, it does not always turns out as we want. But the new knitted dress looks lovely, beautiful color.
I love the dress for little chick – lovely colour. I also like the square – I’m sorry it caused you so much grief!!