Monday, May 08, 2006

Just look at this....and there are a lot of pictures!

I have turned into crazy doll lady...seriously. I love it.



started: May 1, 2006
finished: May 8, 2006
yarn: The main doll is knit from Online Linie 160 Season (50% Wool 50% Cotton). The skirt, under garments and wrap shirt are leftover Regia Silk. The hat is knit from left over Rowan Calmer and the shoes are knit from leftover Koigu. Goodbye leftovers! (well, some of them)
pattern: Doll from "Toys to Knit" and the basic wardrobe.
Adjustments: A couple minor adjustments...I knit the head, and the skirt in the round. I also had to adjust the doll a little to account for the slightly larger gauge.

The body was fairly easy to put together.

I put on some pink lips, but my DH protested. He said that red would show up better...he was right!



Check out the details...the floppy hat...


Look at this little button! Come on!



The shoes! The doll has Koigu shoes!



Here she is standing. She is aroun 14" tall.




I really enjoyed knitting this doll...really.
Can you believe I have already started my Christmas knitting...in MAY!

I have two more to make, and many more outfits...

Don't worry, I will space it out with normal size knit projects!

12 comments:

grumperina said...

Don't call me crazy, but that doll looks like you!!! You did such a great job, it looks so well-finished :).

blossom said...

sooooo cute!!! how do you like the book? i've been wanting to get that book but not sure how practical it is. however, now i have a niece, i may enjoy making a doll for her.

cindy said...

The doll is precious and so are her clothes. What a great job you did with her hair and face!

HPNY Knits said...

very cute, but given the resemblance, I am disappointed she does not have a lace wrap or shawl!

Diana said...

Hey, if anyone was going to start their Christmas knitting in May, it would be you, Carolyn! The doll is cute!

Peg said...

I love dolls too! I have ordered the book from the library. If I have to have it in my own library, I will just order it. I have wanted a knitting angel to watch over me for some time, so I think she would be just the ticket!! Have you seen the 'dolls' that Dances With Wool makes and all their little blankets, buckets, aprons, etc.

sue said...

Are you sure that you were not knitting a replica of yourself. She is so cute, and I love the clothes too.

quenna said...

She is so cute...she's better dressed than me! Kudos for getting the jump on the Christmas knitting.

LisaB said...

Wow that doll looks great! Just recently my mom pulled a doll out of the furnace (storage) room that she had knit when she was younger. Yours reminds me of that (except hers looks like she is outfitted in prairie wear). Neato!

You are way ahead of the game on holiday knitting. Bravo!

Wool Winder said...

How fun! I loved playing dolls when I was a girl. I know this one will be cherished. Can't wait to see the next one you create.

diana said...

I'm loving your well-heeled little doll!

nona said...

Too much fun! I'm digging the outfit and think the hat pulls it all together. By the way, the doll does resemble you :-)