What was I thinking???
That's what I said to myself when I got to this point of the project.
But a spritz of water, a lot of steam, and a few pins later and all pieces were blocked into submission. What was once a mess was now manageable. And though the sewing up takes time, the result sure is cute.
Source: Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erika Knight
Yarn: Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool
Color: 126 Nature's Brown
Needles: US 3
Size: About 8" tall from ear to toe
The challenge of this project is not to become impatient with the amount of time it takes to sew up something so small. Start out knowing you won't just "whip it up" and you'll be fine.
The pattern isn't exactly clear about what method to use for sewing until you get to the arms. Use backstitch for the entire body for a neat and sturdy seam.
I hesitated momentarily before I cast on my next project. I almost talked myself out of it...but here I go again.
This time in a different color.