After hours of knitting to make the material for the body and appendages, additional hours of sewing said body and appendages together, and a purchase of $1 worth of buttons at Walmart, I’m finished with another DIY project from Sunday.
And my misshapen, mismatched-shoe-wearing, lumpy little guy shall be called “Boots.”
And it was done, and I saw that it was not really very good at all, but I loved him anyway. ;)
Boots is a pretty modest fellow – and why shouldn’t he be, he’s a mess! His ears, arms, and legs do not match in length (or color as far as his shoes go!) and he did not turn out even close to what I was hoping for.
YET – I can’t help but feel endeared to him.
He sits there with dignity, proudly imperfect, wearing his mismatched shoes like little badges of courage – “I may look strange, but I’m still pretty soft and have pretty darn cute beady eyes.”
He survived three considerations of giving up and throwing him away as I powered through each awful stitch.
Readers – I can’t lie – this project was difficult. The more advanced knitters out there should have no problem knitting pieces that will already fit, perhaps even knitting them together once they are all made. But I do not recommend knitting lots of little squares and attempting to “sew” them together and into the shapes that you desire.
While I do enjoy my brave, lumpy little guy, it’s a project that I’m probably not going to attempt again anytime soon, unfortunately for Boots!
Tonight hubby cut the tealight blocks for me and I spent the evening sanding them while he stained the pallet that we’re going to use as a TV stand! I’m VERY excited for both of these projects as they are already looking awesome! Check back, I should have finished pictures up mid-week for the tealight candles AND pallet TV stand! :)