Saturday, 3 January 2015
I can now show a few of my Christmas gift knits, which I have been keeping secret. This was made for my sister-in-law, who has her own life-size mini cooper, and made from my own Mini Cooper pattern.
I must be very unobservant, as I began knitting and then thought, what is the roof colour, does it have stripes, ..... As she doesn't live near me street view on Google Maps came to the rescue. No sign of the car outside her house, but then another search of the car park at the school where she works, and I found her car. Feeling as if I could now get a job with MI5, I could now proceed with my knitting.
I have slightly got the shape of the sun roof wrong, as it should be wider. But I was really pleased that the pattern still looks distinctly like a mini, even without the white stripes on the bonnet, or Union Jack roof.
While I was knitting this car, I found one tiny typo in the pattern, and a section in the technical bit at the beginning which isn't necessary. So I have published an amended version, which should have gone automatically to anyone who bought the pattern on ravelry. I can't do this on Etsy or Craftsy, but if anyone is reading this and you bought it there, just message me and I can send you the updated version.
I have plans for some more knitted vehicles in 2015.