This was a very hard topic for me. I’ve already talked about my Granny Square Afghan and my first sweater for my husband. I’m just at a loss as to what finished object to write about.
Not everything I make turns out. Some of my items can be found in the misfit bin. I hate ripping all that work out, so I just set it aside. Every once in a while I will pull out my stash of “misfits” and have a good chuckle.
I once was into knitting and crocheting purses. Many turned out very nice and my girls loved them. But, I can think of one bag that was huge. It wasn’t lined and when you put something in it, it stretched out even more. It never got used for the purpose it was intended. It is now full of the kids stuffed animals and pillows.
I was making mittens one time and I guess I wasn’t paying attention to what I was doing. Can you believe it? Me? Anyway, I have one glove that is so big (how big is it you ask). It is so big, you’d think it was an oven mitt! Too bad it was made with acrylic yarn. I never did make a second mitt to go with it. Don’t understand why, do you?
I made my grandson a sweater one time that turned out short and squatty. It showed his belly button and was so wide , he could have put another kid in it with him. He wore it anyway. My family is weird that way.
I’m sure there are more. I just can’t think of any right now. Besides, why am I blabbing to the world that I’m not perfect?
I’m sorry I don’t have any pictures of the “beautiful creations” to show you. I’d like to say that these items were all made many years ago and that everything I make now turns out perfect, but we all know differently! (See previous post about my new grandson’s baby sweater)!
I’m just a mom and grandma who enjoys the process of making things for those I love. And I am lucky enough to have a family that appreciates handmade gifts – even if they aren’t perfect!