OK so it all began well enough.
I started to knit a fire engine. I thought it would be a very easy task to make a baby block shaped fire engine but it was a total disaster. It looks so horrid I can't bring myself to take a photo of it. I will try again in a few weeks (once i've got over the horror of it)
but for now the only item I made was a single hat It's a lovely fit. Can you see the cable pattern? It goes together to make 7 cute little owls around the hat. I got this pattern from a free download - hurrah - I love free. owls by Kate Davies. This is an entire sweater using the design. So if you have lots of time you can try it. So many clever people out there. I wish I could make my pattern work.