I finished my doll! She’s got little crocheted ears and a dopey smile (I was trying for a non-dopey smile, but this was the closest I could get). She’s super cute, and sits on my desk. She just needs a name… any recommendations?
And, we (OK, I) did a little fashion show this morning! I didn’t want to start on the doll before the class last weekend, so instead, I made a bunch of clothes while I was waiting.
love this little ensemble. The cardigan is made with vintage mother-of-pearl buttons from my grandmother’s button collection, and I think this skirt is my favorite garment. (I kind of want one for myself). It’s covered with bugs!The next outfit features an oversized color-worked turtleneck and slightly-too-short wide-leg trousers. (Unfortunately, the turtleneck on this one is almost impossible to get over my doll’s head- Oops! Next time, I’ll make the neck with larger needles.)This more fitted sweater has the same problem as the yellow turtleneck (or maybe my doll just has a really big head?), but I really like the touches of Fair Isle around the edges. I might even make myself something similar (but with a big enough neckhole).I’ve got a big bag of yarn in every color of the rainbow (except yellow, because I already used it up- oops!). I think I’ll be making my doll a whole wardrobe! And, since she’s finished now, I can actually make clothes that fit her. Exciting!
What should I make next? What should I call my doll?
And don’t forget! I’m holding a giveaway for the newest Knit Picks collection, Garter Ridge on Friday! Comment here to sign up!
Flowers are blooming, the sun is blue and I’m sneezing all over the place. It must almost be Easter! Candy and treasure hunting; what more could you ask for in a holiday?
The Little Knit Doll loves Easter, too and is ready to go hunting for Easter eggs. She’s got a cute new party dress, a festive bunny-ear headband and a tiny basket to hold the eggs (or jellybeans) she finds.
This festive little outfit knits up in a snap, and will be ready to add to your kid’s Easter basket by the Sunday after next. The dress is knit in the round with short row shaping to make the puffy sleeves and yarn-overs which make adding the ribbon details a snap. The ears are knit separately and attached to an I-cord headband. And, the basket is knit in a single piece with very little finishing.
I hope you’re having a fantastic Christmas, and I hope that Santa brought you everything that was on your Christmas list.
I’ve got one more extra-special present just for you, dear readers! A little bitty knit doll of your very own. And, she comes with a little bitty storybook of her very own. She has long flowing hair and a removable dress, and she is just as ready to play house as she is to go adventuring with her friends.
The Little Knit Doll’s construction is very simple. She is knit in the round with minimal sewing. All shaping is done with simple increases and decreases, except for the feet, which are worked like tiny socks. Her luxurious long hair is applied with a crochet hook, just like adding fringe to a scarf. She is totally safe for children of all ages, with her embroidered face. And, her adorable green dress is knit in the round with virtually no finishing.
The Little Knit Doll is now available through Ravelry for $5.00.