What to knit in the summer – Part 1: dolls

31 May

It’s almost too hot to sit outside in the afternoons this week.  Gone are the days of wanting to knit mittens and woolen hats.  What to do?  My answer this week: stuffed animals and dolls.

This one I started last July.  It’s based on an Edward Gorey drawing that I love. 

I put this away last fall because I just couldn’t get the dress right.  This week I had an epiphany as to how to do it so back onto the needles it went.  I’m happy with it now and am currently working on the hair.

The other current one is based on a drawing that my husband did.

I’ve been wanting to translate his drawing to yarn for a long time now and finally settled on this one.  I love how simple the shape is but it’s still expressive and has details that really make it.

It looks a little more fetal alien than monster right now but once he gets his face finished it’ll look better, I swear.

I had to special order the oval shaped safety eyes but I think it’ll be worth it.  I hope to write the pattern for this one so I’ll try a version with embroidered eyes next and see it that’ll work.

Ahh, knitting items with no trying on of warm garments.  Now to figure out what to knit for the next three months….

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2 Responses to “What to knit in the summer – Part 1: dolls”

  1. Kathryn | Alpacamundo June 2, 2011 at 10:52 am #

    Wow! Those are awesome! I haven’t knit any toys yet, but they are on my list of things to try.

    You should link these up with Fiber Arts Friday tomorrow. Those guys will go ga-ga over these. 🙂

    Andrea the Wonder Why Gal hosts it here
    http://wonderwhyalpacafarm.blogspot.com/

    The linky is usually up early on Friday morning.

    • wattsolak June 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

      Oh you should make one! It’s so fun.

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