Tuesday, March 29, 2016

DIY Disney's Little Mermaid Inspired Hand Knitted Tails

We've gone a little Mermaid crazy in the cottage these last few months. It's funny how the littles will get obsessed with something and the ride it into the ground. And nothing I suggest or do can shake it. So, I just ride with it and see where it takes us!

Let me start by saying, Little Chef, although a boy, loves to be a merMAID. He want's nothing to do with the mermen, because, as he puts it, Ariel has all the fun. Well, it's hard to argue with that! I would certainly agree. As such, he loves to play mermaid with his sister and we are happy to let him do so (and any negative comments left here regarding gender roles will be lovingly deleted.) When I saw this pattern for knitted mermaid tails, I knew we were going to have to make two, one for each little. They picked out the yarn colors they wanted and I went to work with the hopes of finishing them for our cruise!

This took me exactly five days to finish. Having the littles breathing down my neck was definitely motivation to finish! And with our cruise quickly approaching, I had enough intrinsic motivation to get the job done! This was a prewritten pattern and since I was on a tight deadline, I just used that materials suggested. My gauge is always a bit larger, so I ran out of yarn before all the pattern repeats were done, but as you can see in the photo above, it was just fine for this little mermaid! All the specifics can be found on my Ravely project page.

Until next time, may all your days be filled with fairy dust!

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