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.

1 Seater Chesterfield Arm Chair

1 Seater Chesterfield Arm 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.

Molly Dress designed by Em of Knit North for Blythe - slightly longer version for Pullip Pictured

Molly Dress designed by Em of Knit North for Blythe - slightly longer version for Pullip Pictured

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.

Top Down Raglan Jumper from Throwing Kittens

Top Down Raglan Jumper 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.

Lacey Tunic Knitted in Coral Crocheted Cotton pattern by Jane Pierrepont

Lacey Tunic Knitted in Coral Crocheted Cotton pattern by Jane Pierrepont

Lacey Tunic Knitted in White pattern by Jane Pierrepont

Lacey Tunic Knitted in White pattern by Jane Pierrepont

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!