At long last, the Woolly Snowman Family is DONE! (Horns! Trumpets! Confetti! Cheering!)
I started this project back in November (ordered the patterns in October). At the time, I thought that I’d make three snowmen: one of each size from Marie Mayhew’s Woolly Snowman pattern, and one from Marie Mayhew‘s Woolly Snowbaby pattern.
Then I started thinking. (Yeah… That was my mistake!) The snowmen would be a cute gift for my sister-in-law and her family, but I’d need to do one for each of the family members. So I made three more snowbabies.
After I’d felted the group, I realized that the “momma” snowman (snowmomma?) didn’t seem the right size. I’d goofed up on the dad snowman and made him too large, and I’d used the wrong gauge of yarn on the snowbabies, so they were all bigger (taller and wider) than the “momma”. So I knitted another momma in the big size snowman and decided that the smaller one would be a gift for someone else.
This project went slower than planned for so many reasons. I’ve been really busy, so knitting time has been at a minimum. Seven snowmen means seven sets of clothing, and of course, I wasn’t pleased with making all of the items exactly as written in the Woolly Snowman Hats pattern. No… I had to knit some o them with my left-over sock yarn using size 2 needles!
Then I had to make multiple trips to the craft store to get the right things that I needed (because I never seemed to have the list of right things with me). I now have black beads in three different sizes and black wire in two different gauges. (Thank goodness for sales!) The process of assembly was a hoot as I had bits of wire, beads, buttons, and yarn scattered all over the kitchen (proving once again how much my family loves me. I’m surprised they didn’t kill me!).
But they’re done! (Excuse me while I dance around and shout “Done!” a few more times!) I’m pleased with the results. Momma Snowman looks a little fierce for my taste, but my daughter says that it’s likely because the snowbabies weren’t behaving. I think that the snowmen are cute and fun. I just hope my sister-in-law agrees. If she doesn’t love them, I’ll be really bummed out!
(If you want to get a better look, just click on the picture!)