WIPs

I haven’t any finished projects to show you today so I thought I would give you a peep at all the things I have been working on lately.

The most pressing item is this

doll

It’s for my grandson’s birthday which is at the end of the month. Originally I had wanted to buy the doll and just make clothes but I couldn’t find what I wanted so I am now a bit pressed for time. This is especially so as I am cobbling the doll and clothes together from various patterns, adapting to get what I want. And although the hair looks finished in fact, having made most of it, I now realise that I would get on better with smaller needles and, as the head is bigger than in the pattern it comes from, that I also need more stitches.

I did crochet another eight rows of my blanket while watching Formula one: qualifying and the race.

blanket

The main object being to free up the light brown wool, of which I had a limited quantity, to use for the hair for the doll.

I have also been working on some more crochet plants that I might have finished by now if it wasn’t for getting on to the doll.

plants

Just a teaser here.

I’ve also worked on this when I needed something easy, such as Friday morning’s craft group.

cowl

It’s almost long enough to be made up.

As you can see it’s a lot bigger than when I first showed it to you.

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I have spent the last few weeks measuring it hopefully and finding that “I only need another two inches”. But when I lay it down in a relaxed maner it is still too short!

And of course there is still my second sock to make.

0247-newsock

I have finished this first one but am waiting to make the other before showing you the pair.

And of course there are a couple of other things that have been started but put to one side for the moment.

 

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13 thoughts on “WIPs

  1. Love that rainbow yarn you are using! Also, the hair doesn’t look bad on the doll, I didn’t see anything wrong with it (then again, I’ve been the designer and something will just be bugging me about one piece). I do like the socks you are making as well! I love hand knit socks

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    1. The main problem with the hair was that (although it doesn’t show in the photo) there would be a hole on top of his head if I left it as it was and also the short rows were leaving holes as well. I don’t know why I am struggling so much (because I am) as I have followed this hair pattern before. His head is bigger than the pattern the hair comes from though – hence the hole.

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  2. It ALL looks great ~ you knit so well! The doll does not look like you are cobbling it together at all. He looks quite professional πŸ™‚ Your grandson will love it! Happy late Mom’s Day!

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