Wow, did I ever step outside my comfort zone when I decided to knit the Oriental Lily from Tikki.
My knitting capabilities have previously extended to dish cloths and a basic beanie and anything requiring a basic square! But I was determined I could do it.
I had multiple, multiple issues in knitting this - mistakes requiring me to start over, gaping holes, dropped stitches, my insufficient dye job that sticks out like a sore thumb......
But it's finished, and my darling daughter "LOVES IT!" and finds the cotton so comfortable and doesn't want to take it off. That part is good. Now I just have to get over the fact that it didn't turn out perfect and be grateful for the massive learning experience it's been. I also really enjoyed the process and am looking forward to knitting another Tikki pattern very soon.
I must say a great big thanks to all my Crafty Mamas friends who encouraged me to have a go and helped me sort out my various stuff ups. Also, thank you to the countless ladies who have taken the time to post videos on Youtube - without their help this project would be shoved away somewhere, never to be completed!