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« on: December 12, 2007 10:23:38 AM »

So i made the ferris wheel flower and the other flower fine. But when I tried to make the bird... it looked really really sad.

Is it just me or is the pattern absolutely confusing?! I'm kind of a beginner. I've made a few scarves and hats.

SO i guess my question is, has anyone made this thing successfully? Or is this patter just too hard for me at this point?

I mean it'll say something about slip stitching into a DC but theres no DC in sight and sometimes it says to turn and some times it doesn't and I'm so confused.

The picture is in my user gallery, its the only one. (I'm new here). I don't think i could even do it again, i guessed to much. I know I need a smaller hook next time. I really want to make one. Sad 

« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2008 09:54:18 AM »

It is possible - I have made the bird successfully!  It's the little bird on this hot water bottle cover...  My first attempt was very wonky though, and yours looks a lot like mine did! I don't have the book to hand at the moment, but at some point when working the body you need to turn it and go back the other way, and that's what I didn't figure out first time *.  Maybe that's your problem too?  Good luck!

edited to add:  * hmmm... I just went and got the book to check.  I'm a bit hazy on this as it's a while since I made mine, but looking at your picture again, I think yours is actually upside down!  If you look at the picture in the book, the stitches radiate out in a semi-circle from the middle of the back/top of bird.  After you work the head the next row of stitches goes across the edge that's nearest the bottom on your pic (and should be the top, ie the bird's back!), and then you work the tail at the other end.  Hope this helps - I always seem to end up just confusing things even more when I stick my oar in to try and help!!!  Undecided
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