Frosty got off to a rough start. Tried with a smooth yarn, then looked at the picture and realized it was textured, and I checked--yes, she wanted "snowman texture". Tried a couple attempts with a lumpy, fuzzy white yarn...then I looked at it outside, compared to a "real" white....well, Frosty looked a little jaundiced. I wasn't having much luck finding snowman yarn at my regular yarn buying haunts. Finally, I found some at FabricLand, which is not the cheapest place to buy yarn. Unfortunately, the yarn and the buttons ate up my profits. But it's worth it. Hopefully I have enough left to make a second one.
The picture she showed me had Frosty wearing ear muffs, and the baby wearing a scarf, in purples. Jennifer hates purple, so opted for greys. She was so specific, that the headband had to be solid grey, and the muffs a grey/black/white blend. I certainly didn't want to buy more yarn just for those little muffs, but years ago, I had made a sweater in a grey/black/white yarn and knew I had a little bit left.
Take a look on her Pinterest page!
I also have a Pinterest page if you want to check it out...I don't spend nearly enough time with it though!
I did have to get Frosty back and lengthen him a little, but that's what you get when you custom order from me. If you're not happy and it doesn't perform/look like you ordered, I will do everything I can to improve it!!
Yarn In: 12 957gr
Yarn Out: 57gr + 14 138gr = 14 195gr
Balance: 1238gr more used UP than brought in
Cost: $258.29/313 days = $0.83/day