Do you ever have projects that you really wished you hadn't started or that you feel so guilty about not finishing that whenever you start something new you have guilty pangs? Months ago Daisy asked me to make her an outfit for her baby doll - Bobby. This sounded very straight forward I had already made a crochet dress and hat for her other baby Millie. I was even provided with a pattern from her friends Nana who had made a few sets of dolls clothes for her grandaughter. The pattern was for a jumper and leggings. The jumper had ribbed cuffs and panels of moss stitch and cable so not an easy knit. I started off without the doll but was assured that size 1 would fit, I had almost finished the jumper before the first fitting and it didn't fit! So back to the beginning, work ripped back and onto size two, by now I hated the pattern and my moss stitch kept going wrong on the increase rows and I have never been a fan of cable. So it was ripped back again and I decided to do a plain version, which I wasn't very happy with. So it won't be a surprise to you all that I sort of put it away and tried to forget about it. But as you know I see a lot of Daisy and have been frequently shamed by her enquiries about Bobby and his outfit - is it nearly finished Nana, when will it be ready Nana and then the final straw was when she told me she was going to ask Evie's Nana if she could knit Bobby some clothes.
The bag of hidden knitting was reclaimed and after a few false starts I
worked out where I was up to with the pattern. It really wasn't that bad and
with a bit of determination I have finished it - hurray. I also made
Bobby a little crochet hat with a pompom on top.
I'm not a fan of baby dolls and this one is supposed to be a new born
and it does look very life like - Daisy loves him but I find him a bit spooky.
It was such a relief to give Bobby back and Daisy is thrilled to have him back
home all warm and cosy in his new outfit. I do feel guilty and I really don't understand why it took me so long, as when you see the finished outfit, you will all be thinking what a straight forward piece of knitting what was all the fuss about - I just didn't like it!
bye bye Bobby
Talk soon x