I've been flitting about again. My attention span at the moment is that of a very small gnat (although having not been an observer of gnats and their mindsets I may well be doing them a great disservice - but I feel that the analogy makes the necessary point).
So when good old LDJ posted about knickers I was hooked.
'Aha!' thought I.
'They are nice small objects and thus must be nice and quick to make.'
But in typical impatient manner I wanted to make them then. And there.
So I scoured t'internet for a free pattern and set to.
Now I should have learned from the time that I made a crochet slipper - that's right, just the one - that you should always double check your sizes. How was I supposed to know that a size seven pattern would equate to a size four in the UK. Feeling very much like an ugly sister I tossed aside my 'too small footwear' in a fit of pique.
But this pattern clearly said size twelve.
So off I went.
And very pleased I was with myself too.
Until I tried them on. Or should I say tried to try them on.
At the point where I realised that I would be lucky if they would reach a thigh I decided to check the size.
|The very pretty thigh stranglers on the top|
Surely a size is a size is a size - no matter where you live?
So I played safe and sent off for a popular kit.
Would you believe it? The kit worked!
The sizing was correct and - without going into too much detail - my nether regions were suitably adorned.
|The free pattern on top compared to the proper size!|
Same pattern on a fat quarter.
A visit to the craft emporium to buy a replica set of fat quarters and eventually more knickers were made (two quarters per pattern if you will - or indeed a fat half)
Meanwhile there has been a production line of baby hats for Taciana's worthy project. Again these have been wonderfully quick to make, and I have enjoyed revisiting some of the yarns that I used when the girls were mere twinkles.
Difficult to model them though. Especially when the 'models' keep rolling off.
And last but not least has come a small pair of trousers accompanied by a chunky sweater.
Just about big enough for a mouse.
NO! Glove Mouse.You are far too small!
Just about big enough for a mouse called Bob!
Bob's about to go off to furnish the dusty shelves of my old etsy shop, but before he does I wonder if he's got any ideas as to what to do with the 'too small' knickers?
May you all be well and your smalls be adequate.