I get by with a little help from my friends

Bonus points and I promise to like you if you can tell me what that’s from.

Last week, I shared with you some of my recent crafting disappointments. Things that didn’t quite turn out as planned. One of the main things I had been working on (which I really needed to cooperate with me) were the crocheted cuffs for Rana’s pants. The poor kid’s giraffe legs make all her pants look like high-waters. I made these cuffs thinking it would be a nice affordable way to get some more usage out of pants that otherwise fit. Except I ended up with this:

Still no explanation for this.

After multiple failed attempts at making a third cuff that refused to match either of the existing ones, I rolled them up and chucked them in a bin with assorted craft detritus. No, not the garbage, just random odds and ends.

Well, Kristen from Kristenisms wouldn’t let me give up that easily! If you go back and look in the comments, you’ll see how she kindly but firmly encouraged me to go block the darn things. I had nothing to lose at that point, so I gave it a go!

Grow, little cuff, grow!

And you know what? I had thrown in the towel too early. Kristen was right — through the miracle of blocking, I was able to get the cuffs to match. Hooray! Here’s Rana strutting her stuff in her refurbished pants.

The little patches on her pocket are hearts I crocheted out of the same multi-colored crochet thread last year when she deemed the gray corduroys “too boyish” and refused to wear them. Now they’re extra girly-pretty!

That should work!

Until her next growth spurt. In two weeks.

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7 thoughts on “I get by with a little help from my friends

  1. To be precise … The Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” album …. sang the medley in 4 out of 6 concerts my Jr. year of HS … permanently ingrained in my head 😉

    The cuffs are reminiscent of those days as well … LOVE them!

  2. This is so beautiful and adds a nice feminine touch to her pants! You could totally sell crocheted strips like these in your shop so that people (like me) who can’t manipulate yarn into anything close to as pretty as this could buy them to sew onto their own daughter’s high-waters. 🙂
    You have been inspiring me to give this whole crocheting thing a try through all of your posts. Even your failures are pretty!

    • Thanks so much! How sweet are you!
      I started wondering if other people would like these little cuffs, too… I’ll have to think how to make it work in the shop. hmmm
      Oh, I hope you enjoy learning to crochet!

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