It's strange, really ~ because at the beginning I am so drawn to the adorable little item in the pretty book ~ my eyes glaze over as I try to imagine what yarn, what size hook, what colors ....In fact, sometimes I am so enchanted with the tempting photo that I even use the same color scheme, hook size & yarn as the pattern suggests!
But then, invariably, half-way through, I become disallusioned, disoriented, and disinterested. So much Dissing.
Oh how cute the picture is ~ look, they even have examples in TWO colors.... funny thing is ~ that hoody was the main attractant of this particular pattern in the beginning. But then... well, I got almost half-way through the hood ( yes, yes, yes, it WAS the last part of the project......) & I folded down that hood, and Lo & Behold ~ check it out ~ it made a pretty cute collar. SOOOO.... in the interest of just ending it right there, I did. Unfortunately, the second cutest thing about that little hoody sweater was the pom pom buttons, which no longer looked right with just a collar. And so, once again, I hold up my finished piece and sigh ~ yah, not quite what I had in mind. On the other hand, it's not like the arm is sewn onto the collar, so there's that.
And here is a little layette set, again, in the colors shown in the lovely tempting glossy... unfortunately, not just like it, though. I did booties instead of a hat ( which is silly, cuz I KNOW how to do hats... I just didn't have the fortitude to muggle through another hat, i guess), I did buttons instead of ties....
And quite honestly, at the end, I wasn't all that happy with the turn-out. Again. Big surprise. I know ~ heart-stopping really. On the other hand, it's one more item done.
Isn't it the babies that just grab your heart & make you want to make those adorable things? And since I can't read Japanese, I never know who the photographer is, but they choose the CUTEST little people!