Last week, a sweet friend and I decided to have a crafting/cooking evening. There is nothing quite like baked macaroni and cheese, pudding, chatting about life, and trying out a new craft. It was lovely! Except for the fact that those yarn-wrapped-letter tutorials I saw on a few blogs are SO NOT AS EASY AS THEY MAKE IT LOOK AHHHHH.
Now, from far away, it looks fairly decent. You will note the lovely shade of yellow. The strategically wrapped yarn. The few bits of white showing through. But, all around, it's not too shabby.
Except that, upon closer inspection, you'll see that there is actually a lot of white showing through:
And the stragegically wrapped yarn starts to take on a distinctive pattern I like to refer to as "random city" (which was the preferred pattern of someone who had been wrapping yarn for almost an hour and whose perfectionistic tendencies were being thrown to the wind):
Have you every tried to wrap letters with yarn? Please tell me I'm not the only one who desperately needed a glass of wine and a pat on the back. (Of course, I had to forgo the wine. Don't worry about the wee one, people.)
However, after all was said and done, I couldn't help but display the piece of work with (sheepish) pride. My friend and I both pondered whether or not we could find Sharpies in the perfect shade to fill in the white space that was peeking through the yarn and decided to be proud of ourselves for trying something new. Whether or not it turned out picture perfect. I'm thinking this creation may not be attempted again, but it was worth a try! I am determined to actually try out more of the tutorials I've been saving but never seem to get around to. (I actually "glittered" some shoes that turned out to be quite adorable! I'll have to share those next time around.)
Care to share any of your crafting shenanigans that didn't exactly turn out as planned?