When it comes to a meh book, I will pitch it and try another one. I'm not a person who will waste my time reading something that I'm not into, just to finish it. However when it comes to knitting, I usually persevere, even if it means I don't complete a project for years (there are still projects stashed upstairs waiting to be finished).
Last month I started a cute little knitted Easter bunny for SoJo--and I have since failed.
It was going to be great, from a free Berroco pattern with a bunny-shaped head (unlike some patterns which with plain round heads and sewed on eyes) and yarn that I was using up from my stash.
I wasn't going with the bright colors suggested in the pattern, and was going to omit the pocket and collar.
The body came out so-so, and I got ahead of myself and stuffed it, wanting to see how large the rabbit was going to be.
But when it came to the head, this experienced knitter was tied in knots. I must have tried reknitting it 5 times and kept getting confused by all of the place markers it kept calling for. So I threw in the towel. I'm not one to usually blame the pattern, but I really think there's a mistake in it. Oh well. I'm not sure if S will get a knitted rabbit this year, but there's always felting and sewing.
At least I'm happy with his little Bolga Easter basket--the perfect size for not having to fill with tons of stuff over the years.
What is your craft fail? I'd love to hear some funny stories. For kicks, go check out Heather of Dollar Store Crafts' (yep, on my ol' blogroll) other blog, Craft Fail.