Craft Fail!

There’s a reason why toy designers always ask you to read the instructions carefully before you start knitting. Because this is what happens when you don’t. This knitted bear was supposed to look like this. It was supposed to be sweet. And cuddly. And definitely not ugly!Oh, just look at the bugger glittering in the morning sun like he’s friggin’ Edward Cullen! A glittering, non-cute teddy bear, for Chrissake! And this was Spookie’s reaction on seeing my latest craft fail 😦


20 thoughts on “Craft Fail!

  1. twinkletoes2day says:

    Aww, poor Teddy taking such a lashing! 😦 It’s not hIs fault mama made a booboo 😦
    And I know Spookie is actually laughing at your over-reaction 😛
    Poor poor Eddy Teddy 😦
    😀 😀 😀

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      When I was in school, our principal–a lovely Scottish lady who patiently turned a blind eye to many of my mischiefs–had once warned me that overconfidence is never a good thing. A lesson learnt years later, the hard way 😦

      • twinkletoes2day says:

        But no need to be so hard on yourself hun, *hug* (Although I think we crafters generally are huh? ;)) But I dO think Teddy is cute and would be loved by any small child who will nOt see any flaws 😀 So give him a name, a lovely ribbon, and pass him along 😀

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      Thank you, Tina 🙂 I’m glad you like him. It’s just that his face has come out funny; the muzzle is too large (neglected to switch to smaller size needles) and I also messed up on the eye position. Like I said, I should have read the instructions properly 😦 But thank you again; you are very kind 🙂

  2. Twisted Fibers says:

    @Mo: I know what you mean, dear Mo. It’s just that my knitting skills should have improved at least a little by now. But seems that’s not the case. He he he… Note to self: read instructions carefully from now onwards 😉

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      Lol! Thanks, Mr. Green, for bringing in Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson to my humble blog. Really amazing work there. I may be wrong but I think it is called needle felting, a craft form I’m not familiar with. So if you are hinting at something here, I’m sorry but you’ll have to buy it from etsy 😛

  3. jamjarbizarre says:

    Oh your teddy is not ugly! I would never have thought there was anything wrong with him! He is lovely and if he is a litttle imperfect its makes him even better. I refuse to let my Pollies have smoothe faces, they have to have a good few wrinkles like me!
    Have you received you Mollie Makes Christmas book ?
    Lots of love Kate

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      Thank you, Kate. You are too kind 🙂 Yes, I was a bit disappointed at first but now I’ve grown to like him. And your Pollies are just fab! Love all of them. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. The book has not arrived yet. Will let you know once it does 🙂

      • jamjarbizarre says:

        Hi there, oh sadness your book has not arrived yet, let me know again in a weeks time and I will have a check x So glad you like my Pollies, i never know what im going to do next, I have plans and then I just do what comes out of my head! Give your teddy a hug from me ! x

  4. CrochetJay says:

    Yeh I’m with everyone else… I like this ted! My husband bought me a book for Christmas last year with bears to crochet… I must take a look at that, they would probably make nice Christmas gifts! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      Alright. You guys win! I take back my words 😉

      Yes, handmade toys do make excellent Christmas gifts. I hope you’ll post some pics once you’re done crocheting them. I’d love to see them 🙂

  5. Twisted Fibers says:

    @jamjarbizarre – Teddy sends you a hug too, Kate 🙂 I’ll wait for a week and if the mailman still doesn’t show up with that lovely book, I’ll email you. Thanks for inquiring; much appreciated 🙂

  6. Occasional Crafter says:

    Aww – I’m glad it sounds like you grew to love him, poor thing! If that’s a fail then… well. I hope the first bear I ever knit fails as gracefully as yours 🙂
    (Also, I do know the feeling. I had the same thing with something far less complicated recently).

    • Twisted Fibers says:

      Aww… Denise, you are too kind. May be we are too harsh on ourselves because I too found your ‘pouches of pain’ absolutely adorable (loved the pattern and the color combinations) even though you seemed not entirely happy with them. Love your kindle case too; just too lovely and the fabrics you selected are fab! 🙂

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