Saturday, September 29, 2007
Introducing: Miss Sophie!
I finally finished Miss Sophie from Jean Greenhowe's Jemima Jane and Friends book! She's far from perfect, but I learned a lot while making her and I don't think her many imperfections will make her any less play-able!(At least I hope they won't!)
After I was finishing the collar, I finally figured out the pattern instructions for the "eyelet" trims. AACKKK Oh well! I have lots more dolls to do, so hopefully they will each improve as I go along.
It's amazing how detailed all the dolls are ... complete with pantelets! (See her raising her skirt just a bit in the second photo above so you can see them!)
I'm starting another bear, as he has become quite popular and I have lots of Funky Fur in different colors. I'm testing out another brand of eyelash in silver on this one and also I'm using 3 mm needles instead of the US 5 I used for my first one. We'll see what he ends up like! I have to admit, I just love the Sirdar Funky Fur. It's so soft and it knits so easily.
By the way, I happened upon some more darling toy patterns using that same Funky Fur ... an elephant, a rabbit, a cat, another bear (he's not quite as cute, though), a dog and a duck and a pig; however, the duck and pig look rather ... well, *ahem* let's just say they aren't that appealing!
You can see them here
Just scroll down through all the toy patterns and you'll find these. They are numbers SC4900 and SC4958. I just ordered them last week and am anxiously awaiting their arrival!