I bought the Arthur Rabbit kit by Sardines For Tea when we went to Yarndale last September, my intention was to get it done ready to put into Arthur's Christmas stocking.
Well, clearly that didn't happen, I had all his body parts knitted up and then we had all the drama of Jacob's birth so it got stuffed back into the bag.
It's my Grandson, Arthur's 2nd birthday in a couple of weeks and with more time on my hands I set about sewing all the bits together.
Does anyone else think there should be more instructions on knitting patterns? I don't like sewing up at the best of times, but a little more guidance other than 'attach the head' and stitch the eyes and nose as the picture' would be a helpful.
But I managed it, even though it took me all of an afternoon.:-)
The coat was the worst bit to sew together, I found it very fiddly and the face took me about four attempts, but i'm happy with him now :-)
When it came to the collar on his coat there wasn't enough green yarn to finish it, by two rows!!
So the last two rows I knitted in the orange used for the scarf. I don't think I was wasteful with the yarn, so it must have been my tension. And I'm sure Arthur,(the boy, not the rabbit), won't even notice.
I have Albert, the big rabbit, also by Sardine's For Tea, he's been tucked away for almost twelve months, I bought him for myself when I went to Wool@j13 last year, but I don't think I can face another teddy just yet :-)
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