Tuesday, May 02, 2006

I knit a skirt, a hat...oh and some underwear last night.

I saw this great book on line yesterday, and it was at my local Chapters Book Store. You see, I have this huge basket of yarn ends...partial balls from projects. I keep saving them thinking I will make some funky belts, or an afghan of patterned squares...something. I can't just toss it all.

So here is my idea.

I know you don't want to think about Christmas knitting yet...but...what about the dolls in this book. Try to make them resemble my nieces...and knit a ton of clothing for them out of all my scraps! Great if I want to whip off an outfit in a night....get rid of some scrap yarn, or if I am bored of the major project I am working on.

So, I started with the underwear....then the skirt (a couple adjustments to knit it fair isle in the round) and the big floppy hat. I have started a wrap shirt to complete the outfit! Good bye left over regia and calmer!



Now all I need is to get one of those boxes...you know the one with the whimsical clothing on the outside...yeah. One to store the doll with all of the clothes. CK find me 3 could you please?!

Oh...the best news...the LYS has 25% off all instock yarn and selected yarn 50% off TODAY ONLY! Bye...gone yarn shopping!

9 comments:

Wool Winder said...

Good idea! Sounds fun too.

Anonymous said...

BOYS BOYS WHAT ABOUT YOUR NEPHEWS!! CAN YOU KNIT WRESTLERS???
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Persnickety Knitter said...

That sounds like a great idea. I bet your nieces will love the dolls.

Areli said...

Awww! So cute and great idea, too.

Jay said...
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Robyn said...

What a great idea! I'm sure the kids will love them.

LisaB said...

Such a great idea!

Mama Bear said...

What a fun idea! What doll pattern did you use?

I am making up a basket full of Jean Greenhowe's storybook dolls to have available for my grandchildren :) Davey Crockett is on the needles right now.

Mama Bear said...

Ok... I must be blind. I see the link to the book with the pattern in your post.