Hi there everyone! So, I showed you a little something of the hat that I was knitting a while back. You know, the little hat that took a gabillion needles?! Well, I finally finished it with the help of a knitter friend of mine.
Unfortunately, the hat didn't look as nice as I had hoped. ( As you can see.....) Lot's of little boo-boo's like seams not quite meeting up right and little missed stitches and so on. And yet I gave it to her anyway. And OH MY GOSH, she looked just like I pictured her in it. Just too cute for words! Even though the hat was a great big knitters nightmare of a hat, and it was very nearly too small for her, she made it look fabulous. (well, to me it looked fab on her!) You be the judge... I must admit, this child will look good in anything!
I think the best part of the hat, besides the little girl in it... is the pom-pom! The rest of the hat is...sad. Hopefully the mommy of this little girl will understand that I did the best I could and that, truly it is the thought that counts. And my thoughts were so much more than the hat is showing. =-(
My next attempt at making something for some else will, hopefully, turn out better.
As a matter of fact, I am in the process of making something else already. I am trying my hand at felting. We'll see how that goes. I figure it's GOT to be better because I'll be able to hide my mistakes by felting the wool! You see, my mistakes aren't hugely noticeable, for the most part. (don't look at the hat too closely!) But when you felt something you've knitted, it's kind of like ~Voila~ the little boo-boo's disappears! So I'm making a little felted bag/clutch for my baby girl and hopefully it will look like the picture in the book! So, keep all fingers crossed and say a prayer (I'll be needing both of those things) and I'll show you how it turned out once I'm done. And... thank you my knitter friend for helping me all the time and even giving it a go over the phone where you have no idea what I'm talking about! You're the BEST! =-)