Ok, it was supposed to look like a hedgehog, but maybe it looks more like a rat. A punk rat with a mohawk ?
Sewing funny ribbons on the fold creases.
And the hedgehog comes to life !
What do you think ?
A very light fabric with pink butterflies, liberty biais slightly contrasting, love this one ! And it’s being very useful during the heatwave !
Pattern : La couture pour bébé et tout-petits, éditions de Saxe, found in a lovely shop in paris called Lil’Weazel
Size : 70
It’s a fantastic experience to try to think like a 7 months old baby and imagine what you’d like to play with. Right now my niece love grabbing and pulling ribbons, so I went for a lot of ribbons. I used different textures and fabrics to add more fun.
Biais, machine embroidery, Ichords…
What toys do you sew ? Any nice pattern to share ?
Sometimes I just fail. I was so exited about this pattern when I received the magazine in February. It seemed quick and easy, even for a first time knitting raglan. Dear me, I was so wrong.
I spent hours cursing and doing all the maths again, frogging, knitting again. I never ended up with the right number of stitches. What’s the use to knit if you feel terrible instead of relaxed and proud ?
Yes, it was a free pattern, and some might say you can’t expect a free pattern to work well. But sometimes I wonder if the patterns published in magazines have been knit by something else then a computer. Knitting isn’t just about maths. At least on Ravelry people can tell you what went well, what was difficult, you’re not alone feeling stupid trying to understand what the pattern means.
I used crochet to finish the borders and make buttons, as I couldn’t even look at knitting needles anymore. I sewed the pieces together, with a sewing machine, yes. Too bored to do it the knitting way. The yarn is Bergere de France Caline in Couffin (dark pink) and Smoothie (lighter pink). At least the colors match pretty well.
Have you knit that one ? Have any experience when you just want to throw off the needles and go bake a cake instead ?