Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Knitting America's Next Top Model.

I knit...and I knit...and knit...and, well you get the idea.
The dolls are all done!!!!!!

Presenting the Summer Wardrobe Collection...



The Winter Collection...



A bonus piece...



I really just had to knit this coat...come on! I just don't know if I will get to knitting one for all of the dolls...if time permits, I will.
I picked up these boxes at Winners...I thought they would be perfect for my nieces to keep the dolls and their clothes in.

Started: May 1, 2006
Finished: December 4, 2006
Yarn: 2 of the dolls are knit with Online Linie 160 Season in this great flesh tone colour...for the last doll I used the left over yarn from Bea...Rowan's wool/cotton. She looks like she has a little tan.
The clothes are all knit using left over yarn from projects....but there are still left overs!
Pattern: the dolls in Toys to Knit.

These dolls are just what I wanted for my nieces. Perfect. .

I must say that they are not really quick projects. There is a LOT of seaming and stuffing to do. The doll clothes may be small...but they seem to take forever to knit up. I used the pattern for the clothes as a guide. Sometimes the hat had a shorter brim because I guessed that I would have enough yarn, and didn't. Whatever...they are still cute shorter brim or not!

The nieces gift are complete!

You better watch out...you better not cry...you better not pout I'm telling you why...

34 comments:

grumperina said...

Adorable! I especially like the little hats. Your nieces will love them!

miss ewe said...

Those are a wild amount of work! Well done... I'm sure they will be well-loved!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Those dolls are adorable! They remind me of a knit doll I had as a little girl (named Dolly). I especially like the bonus doll. Great work!

Karen said...

So cute! I especially love the hats!

Diana said...

What an awesome gift! I love the boxes you found too.

bfmomma said...

OMG, they're adorable! I wish I'd had an auntie like you!

Anonymous said...

Those dolls are adorable! You are such a great aunt. I'm sure that the dolls will be well-loved.

Jen said...

Oh my...those are just tooooo cute!!!

Kaitie Tee said...

OMG!! They are too cute! Your nieces are lucky to have such a great aunt.

julia said...

Oh my god! those are just too cute to be true!

nova said...

excellent! i am sure they will become a treasured gift for your nieces!

Becca said...

I'm so impressed. I tried to knit a toy zebra and nearly lost my religion. Those dolls are so cute and not weird looking like others I've seen. Love the wardrobes and the cases. Great job!

Dicentra said...

What great gifts! If I didn't have eight nieces under the age of six, I would, um, appropriate your idea. But I want to knit other things in my remaining years, and they'd never ever let me stop. :D

Dawne said...

I've knit ponchos for my daughter's doll ... and nearly lost my mind in the process :)
Your work is amazing Carolyn and the boxes you chose look just perfect.

miss88keys said...

ahhhh... what a great gift! Looks like a LOT of work but I'm sure it is all worth it!

Valerie said...

Wow, these are marvelous. The snowflake sweaters and the hoodie really wind my clock.

Nora said...

Beautiful gifts - I'm sure they'll be treasured. Your nieces are fortunate to have an aunt like you. x

bunchkin said...

Wow! I think i might lose my mind if I had to knit that many fiddly little pieces. I bow to your sticktoitiveness!

Rose Red said...

I LOVE the jaunty red hat! These are great and the boxes perfect too. Lucky lucky nieces you have!

Peg said...

Oh the memories these dolls evoked in me! I was the first girl born after four boys, and my Mom loved to knit and sew.
Each year I got doll clothes made from the left over fabric and yarn from Santa. When I was about age 5 - 9, I was in awe of how Mrs. Santa could have the same fabric as my dresses. I never did credit Santa or the elves with sewing or knitting. That was definitely Mrs. Santa's work.
A few years ago, I wondered about the fact that my Mom might not have loved me - you know a sort of late mid-life crisis. Well, I soon sorted that out when I remembered all the beautifully made dresses I had (many smocked both front and back and on the sleeves) and the hours she had spent on doll clothes for me. That was true love and I know your little nieces will feel that. I also was lucky enough to have a little suitcase or two! You are a wonderful aunt!

Shez75 said...

They are so adorable! I love dolls, any kind of dolls. Maybe someday.....no, there's just not enough hours in the day. Great job, your neices will be so happy.
Sheri in GA

Dove Knits said...

Those are awesome!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful! I am certain your neices will be thrilled. I love the summer outfits.

Your gifts remind me of one Christmas when I was little, and my mom sewed a whole bunch of doll clothes for my dolls and put them all in a blue and while polka-dotted suitcase. That was one of my favorite and most memorable Christmas gifts ever! Thanks for spurring the memory.

Anonymous said...

I check your blog regularly - so I can feel amazed....nice dolls!

Nancy said...

WOW! I'm so impressed. I love ANTM so was instantly drawn to this post.

Anonymous said...

Those dolls are way too cute. They would be perfect for my little girl. I just may have to pick up that book. Your nieces will love them!

Dorothy said...

They are so cute! I love the little summer hats.

Courtney said...

those look AWESOME! that little jacket is my favorite part. :)
I will assume (for my own sanity) that none of those america's next top model dolls represents Melrose, because she drives me insane. will you name them? or let your nieces?

Acornbud said...

So cute. You really whipped those up quick.

Dove Knits said...

Oh, and I'm sure you already know this trick, but knitting the body and limbs in the round saves ALOT of seaming time. You probably already did that, but if not, try it the next time you make dolls. The seams in those parts have no structural significance.

Kathy said...

They are precious!!

amy said...

Those are the best thing I've seen all month! :) What lucky, lucky nieces!

Holly Burnham said...

Oh....I just don't need more knitting patterns...OR....a new knitting project right now, but after looking at those dolls....what can I say?

christine said...

I absolutely LOVE them!!!!!