Bet you thought, I forgot about my dolly hey?
Oh no I have not!
So far my highly distracted self has only managed to finish some knitting projects for her and to do some shopping. No new dollies yet, but I do have my eye on some auctions! And I have decided that my first “project” (I think I mean something that is not knitting or sewing related) for Lucrezia will be to make her a chesterfield chair.
I saved this picture (and I forgot from where, so if you know, please tell me so I can give proper credit!) because it shows the studding detail on the front of the arms and has a good view of the diamond tufting on the back, arms and the kick board – I don’t think that is what it’s called but I don’t know the real term so deal with it.
So stay tuned because I will go into detail (I think about how I am going to (try) to make it!)
So I’m not a very good knitter – I’ll elaborate so you understand – I can knit, I can purl and I can follow instructions, but I like to allow my mind to drift, so if I am not able to get into a rhythm and let said mind drift it will drift and I will end up with crazy pieces of knitted mayhem that are quite unidentifiable from their intended shapes or sizes. I demonstrated this to myself over and over again when I got all excited about Charlotte being incubated in her mum’s tummy and started knitting baby stuff.
I have never knit in the round before, and didn’t realise that one of the patterns that I wanted to attempt was meant to be knit in the round, and I cockily assumed the pattern was in error, mistaking stocking stitch for garter stitch…. but now I know when you knit in the round you don’t need to purl… how cool is that? I still haven’t achieved this fate though, my first hurdle was only getting one circular needle set and not realising that if you are knitting a really tiny circle (aka Pullip body circumference!) then if the metal bits of your needle are too long, you won’t actually be able to achieve this. I have been told it’s not that difficult but the idea of 4 pointed needles really scared me, so I chose to attempt the 2 circular needles method. I did this for a few rows but my joined bit was really loose. I will try again!
So this is from the pattern designed by Em from Knit North available for free! (that is not in error, only I was!) and is meant to be knit in the round. My version was not knit in the round but did follow the basic pattern. Using leftover white baby 4 ply (see my knitting efforts mentioned above), and 3 pink wooden beads from my stash joined in a circle for buttons on the shoulder.
Don’t laugh at my photos… I haven’t quite figured them out yet 😀
This is a little jumper (as we say here in Australia for a knitted top) or jersey (as we said in South Africa). What do you call them?
Pattern is also available for free from Throwing Kittens.
The following pattern I purchased from a lovely seller on etsy but you can also purchase her pattern from ravelry or from her website pollymakes.
I made one in the white baby yarn and one in the same coral that I used for the top above, which is Milford mercerised crochet cotton.
I also finished another one of Jane’s patterns in white (the puffy sleeve dress), but haven’t taken a photo yet.
Good Night All, Wherever you are!