My father was fond of telling me "Your eyes are too big for your belly" - meaning I put more food on my plate than I could eat. I think I should now adapt that to "My eyes are too big for the hours in the day"! In recent weeks I have fallen for some well targetted bookshop marketing of knitting books.
You begin by casting on 6 stitches and distributing them over three needles. You increase and then decrease to form a ball shape.
The ears, trunk and feet are added by picking up stitches on the ball.
The instructions are pretty clear.
I stitched safety pins on to form little brooches. They would make fun necklaces as well - or a mobile for young children.
The first one took me 2 hours, the second one about 80 minutes. I reckon I'd make a third one in an hour.
She took me a couple of hours in front of TV. I reckon I could do it in an hour with no distraction - and she was a hit with my granddaughter!
When I have a break in the projects lined up on my priority list I might make some more of these!