Friday, 8 April 2011


It took just over a month to finish Pat the teddy. Knitting the separate parts was not what took me so long; instead, it was the assembling of limbs I kept putting off.

The trouble with eyelash yarn is that if you make a mistake, it is almost impossible to undo it. Also, you have to be very brave when sewing the limbs onto the body because whatever you do, that's the way it will have to stay. Because this yarn is so fuzzy, you cannot see where you are stitching, so you better hope you are getting it right the first time!

So, at last I risked it at this week's knitting club. Luckily, Pat turned out to be cuter than I expected. Especially his face is so much nicer than the picture on the knitting kit indicated. One leg is a bit wonky (i.e. the foot is pointing to the side instead of up for some reason) and Pat, alas, is a hunchback - but all in all he turned out well and seems quite sturdy and happy to be here.

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