Last year, I stumbled across a crochet pattern to make a lightsaber hilt to go over those freezer pop thingies that come in the long plastic tube. I thought the idea genius. I had to try it out even though the last time I ate one of them, my age was still in single digits.
Well, that's why I have a niece and nephews.
|How it came out the last time I made it.|
Just recently I wanted to make some more. But somehow I had blanked out on the hardest part of the project.
After the body has been crocheted, the pattern calls for two buttons to be sewn on. The buttons look like on/off switches or toggle buttons. But I don't like buttons. And finding ones small enough seemed to be a waste of time.
Then the idea hit--why not embroider a couple buttons on? Easy enough, right?
I had seen the French Knot done. I had read the procedure. The instructions:
- Pull yarn to front of project.
- Wrap the yarn that's between the fabric and the needle around the needle a couple times.
- With your other hand, push the needle through to the back of the project very close to where the yarn emerged.
But I'm sure you can see the problem with this...
I could see this was going to happen. Yet, if I follow the instructions...
I can't tell you how many times I tried. Every time I got the above. Every time. I looked at pictures, but I could not figure out what I was doing wrong.
After failing for
It's obvious when you know what you're doing, but when you're just looking at pictures and reading the instructions, it isn't. Anyway, I finally got a knot...
What's the last "easy" thing that had you flummoxed?