I enjoyed seeing this toy come together. Most projects, you have a pretty good idea of what the end product will or should look like. Especially in a pattern or project that is just repeats. After a few rows, you know what it will look like - just a bigger version of what's on your needles.
I knew what Sisters SHOULD look like, but didn't know how the girls would actually turn out. I was using different colors, and modifying the pattern so the sisters would more closely resemble my sister and me. As piece by piece was added, the toy came to life. There were several small pieces to knit and deal with, and usually I'm not a patient person, but since I was so excited about this project, it didn't bother me too much.
Team Blue - Me
Team Pink - My Sister
And I love the way the crocheted flower turned out on the top of this hat!
Mid-turn (the white in the middle is the crocheted slip stitch holding the girls together)
Another view of reversing
Anyway - I had fun creating these girls, and I hope that my sister enjoys the toy. It's a fun and whimsical way to share our sisterhood with her. She's a great woman to have for a sister and I consider her one of my best friends. I'm glad I could find a way to show her that.
(I also have to add that I'm super excited for her to open her gift this year because I had custom totes made for her by a friend of mine. She's very environmentally conscious and I thought she'd like some stylish totes. Check out the designer's website here.)