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!


Chibicat said...

She's adorable!! I also wanted to say thanks for the recommendation on where to get the Sirdar yarn. I've been looking for a good place to get it from as well.

AlisonH said...

Fun stuff!

Jen D. said...

I love soft dolls! Even more now I have my own baby girl! Thanks for letting me know where to find a great pattern!

Hannah said...

She's gorgeous! And I really really really love the cakes, they look seriously yummy. mmmmmm

pindolllady said...

Sophie is adorable, and no one but a knit-picker would find her mistakes! I am glad to see someone doing something besides sweaters, scarves and sox!

lisa said...

She's very cute! I've been collecting doll patterns for a year or so and have started my first knit teddy bear-hoping to learn enough technique to start designing my own. Glad to find another knit doll person! ~lmc

juniemay said...

I am so sorry your family doesn't appreciate your talent...just know that there are people who admire the work you have done