Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Knitting Update ~ A fun transformation!

Hi Everyone!

Here is a funny story...

So, I finished knitting the wristlet I was making last week and quickly realized that the tube was too narrow to comfortably be worn as a wristlet. Note to self... I need to add more stitches on the next one. :)

So what I am I to do with the knitted tube?

Why make a teddy bear ornament of course! :)

Ta da!
How fun! I learned that seeing things in a new way is even more rewarding than sitting down and creating it from the start. There are no mistakes, just happy endings. It is how we choose to look at a situation that makes all the difference in how we feel. Unexpected things are not mistakes... just opportunities for creativity!

I like him even better than the wristlet idea! I think I will make a whole pile of them.

Speaking of knitting and fun... Please tune in tomorrow to see the gift I bought for Emmitt on Etsy. * Warning * You should not be taking a sip of anything while reading the post. Emmitt cannot be held responsible for any coffee or tea shooting out your nose from laughing. :)
m & e


Unknown said...

could it be a wristlet for a pug? A puglet?

Sandy said...

Aw yes, that is one of the joys of handwork! I have a friend who says nothing I make ever looks like what I started. I will think of your bear at my knitting group tonight!

Manon said...

There are no mistakes... things happen for a reason! I love what you created!!
Looking forward to Emmitt's gift!!

Laura said...

How adorable!

Mare said...

Awww! What a sweet little bear! He looks so happy too!

Kelly said...

Oh, that ornament is just fabulous! I'm so glad you found a way to save the tiny wristlet!

I can't WAIT to see what you bought for Emmy!!

Julie Jordan Scott said...

That's a keeper: No mistakes, just happy endings! What a great life philosophy and what a darling little creation!!

Unknown said...

Hi Melissa!!! there are no misatkes...just wonderful creative pieces of you!!! I love this cute bear!!! you always make me smile!!!


Puglette said...

what a sweet little bear! i love christmas ornaments with a good story.
and i have made a mental note, drink all of my coffee before looking at melissa's blog.

Nevis said...

Can't wait to see this funny gift tomorrow!!!

Anonymous said...

Cute little bear!!

Hmm... I can't wait to see what you got Emmitt!

GAIL said...

I love your attitude Melissa (especially when you live somewhere where you need wrist bands under your mittens for additional warmth). You always inspire me!

Salinger The Pug said...

Waaaait a minute.....I think Emmitt needs 2 pair (a quad?) of mittens with all the snow you've had! That tiny wristlet looked like it was Puggy sized!

The ornament is very cute too though! Way to save the day Melissa!!!


Meredith said...

Great art, great attitude :) It's surprising how often the two go hand in hand. (Or maybe not surprising!) I could definitely see a Christmas tree full of these little guys -- and what about as little package decorations, too? It would be part of the gift, ultimately. So cute!

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

So cute...love that teddy.

Unknown said...

So clever of you to be able to see it in a new way. The bear is cute as pie!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

That is very cute and how clever of you to think of it! We can't wait to see this post.

Woos, the OP Pack

Sequoia & Petunia & Emma said...

Melissa and Emmitt we just got your special gifts! The magnet looks like Sequoia, they are so cute. Thank you so much!!

Sequoia Tuni and Jenn

Paula said...

Hi Melissa! Sweer bear you created.
We are giggling here, wondering, waiting if what you got on Etsy may be the same as what we got. Time will tell..lol.

Brutus, Ellie, Pippa and Otto said...

The teddy bear ornament is just adorable.

Pugs & Kisses,

Yoda & Brutus

NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With Khattledog said...


This just has to be good!


Dana Orsborn said...

What a cute bear!
Penny and I love Etsy.
We can't wait to see what
you bought for Emmitt!

-Dana & Penny

linda said...

What a great way to turn things around...great job! Wow...you should make a tutorial! You are so right that unexpected things are not mistakes...just opportunities for creativity- thanks for sharing!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think wrist bands are an excellent idea.
You can make multiple things out of just one idea. How brilliant is that?