Last weekend, I did something really cool.
I got to meet Arne and Carlos!
(Of course I didn’t get any pictures, because… introvert.)
Arne and Carlos were in town for the Nordic Knitting Conference, and my mom and I spent Saturday in their Knitted Dolls class, where they walked us through their ridiculously cute doll pattern.They were fantastic teachers, and really nice people who took time to talk to everyone in the class. They even signed everyone’s books! (If you read Norwegian, let me know what this says… based on my high-school German and context clues, I think it says something about knitting, but I’m not sure.)The dolls are worked from their toes up, and I managed to almost get my legs finished in class.And, I’ve been working on the rest of my doll since then. She’s still missing most of her head (which is a little creepy), but she’s coming along well. I ended up making her super girly, but that’s OK. I love her little blue top and stripey tights. And who doesn’t love a pair of bright red shoes?
I’ve got a big pile of yarn in almost every color of the rainbow for this project. So my next step is to decide what color to use for her hair (do I want her to be blonde? Red-head? Or maybe she should have purple hair?). And, of course, I need to make some clothes for my not-so-little dolly!This pattern is so much fun! It’s not as fast as I thought it would be- my doll is probably going to be close to 18″ tall- but I am having a great time knitting her up. And the clothes! Who doesn’t like knitting miniature sweaters in every color of the rainbow?
Have you ever knit an Arne and Carlos pattern? What did you make?