So, once I got started I couldn't stop. At first it was about knitting something new, but these things are so small! You can finish one in a day... and of course it opens up a whole new world of embellishment possibilities.
I'm hoping that I can learn a little bit of crochet so I can make stars and flowers and things to 'pretty up' my creations. So I got a book (I always go to a book first) called Crochet Flowers for Every Wear by Kooler Design. I bought a crochet hook and assumed I could teach myself, but my first attempt ws NOT a success. I gave up and went with a knit flower instead (which was also a brand new thing to me).
So today I made a quick trip to Walmart to pick up more crochet hooks (I decided that the hook I had was too small and that's why I was having so much trouble) and while I was there, I saw this doll with a giant head and thought she'd be a perfect hat model. (OK, I realize that is a little wierd) and then of course I had to go find something closer to the right size to model the dog clothes (getting a little wierder).
The hat above was too big around, and funny thing is, I knew it when I cast it on, but since I was just beginning I went with the pattern. Anyway, I wound up taking a couple of tucks in the the ribbed brow. Which was probably about 8 stitches worth - next time I'll adjust what I cast on. I wlso thought the yarn was a little 'stiff'. Might try it with another kind next time.
The dog sweater definitely had a problem with where the dog's leg holes went. I had to take it apart and move them.. This is an ongoing problem with this pattern method. But now that I know about it, I can make the adjustment, no problem.
New grandma to the fabulous Stella James! Part-time teacher, water person who loves nothing better than the music of water dripping from her kayak paddle into the gulf. Voracious reader of mysteries and other (more serious) books recommended by friends. Getting old is sometimes harder than I'd like, but of course, it beats the alternative!