I have been working on a new creation for Allysa. I have a list of items that I want to finish for her for both her birthday and the Knitting World Cup. Well, as often happens with me, I got tired of following patterns and wanted to create one of my own. So I did.
FLOP, and I don't mean cutesy tootsie shoes I mean, I really don't like the Ring A Ding prototype...at all.
Even though I don't like it and I apparently lost my ability to knit while knitting it, I will show a photo... because that's what one does on blogs, right?!
Okay, this is what I learned:
1. I cast on far too many stitches.
2. I decreased too quickly, I had hoped to create a bit of an A line, I did NOT achieve that goal!
3. Don't use such a large lace pattern on the bottom of a child's top.
4. Don't use wooly nylon for sewing the rings onto the straps.
5. Take frequent breaks when working with this cotton yarn. My hands are very sore!
6. Best lesson learned...take the risk, play with design, you are going to learn a LOT! And, I did just that.
I do like sewing the straps onto these rings. I will definitely do this on the real Ring-A-Ding tank which I am in the process of creating now....and I'm off to do just that.