New Year, new dolls ;)

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Weeelllll so not buying many more dolls will be one of my resolutions (however, those I will buy will be more expensive ^^”).

Though I still look at my Monster Highs fondly, I do not think I will buy any more of these (at least until I see that 17” girl they will bring out in natura). However, I have to admit that knitting for the Monsters still has the advantage that, given their bodyshape, projects for them are finished much faster than for the larger dolls… Every now and then I will just make a little sweater for them so as to not get frustrated with larger projects. Yes, I am a sucker for instant gratification.

My newest acquisitions lead me dangerously close to the BJD realm: a Hujoo Freyr and an Obitsu 40cm with an Ai-chan head 🙂

Yes, the Freyr will get a faceup some time soon.

Yes, I did fall so in love with the large Obitsu that I am already planning how to get enough money together to get one of the larger bodies with about at least three heads ^^” (the heads are quite cheap, the bodies are the priciest items on these dolls). However, compared to their stringed resin cousins, they still are quite reasonable priced. While personally, I like the anime aethestics and will get the anime heads, Obitsu also offers some lovely “realistic” sculpts. Their “anime” heads plus the 50cm bodies get really close to the Dollfie Dream aesthetics 😉

Though this little gem was purchased from a lovely collector from a forum, my “dealer” of choice for all things Obitsu is the parabox. Yes, they ship from Japan, so you have to be careful about postage and customs, but compared to most other sources *cough* evilbay *cough*, their prices are okay. If, however, you are inside the US, you might rather want to look towards the junkyspot 😉 )

In my opinion, the great poseability and the easy handling make the Obitsu dolls much more desirable for me than the stringed dolls. For example, though I would not part with my little little Hujoo Freyr, which I already named Loki ;), the stringed dolls really are a bit problematic for me. The Hujoo, though made form ABS plastic, is stringed, and already this small 1/6 scale doll holds a tension high enough to make it hard to impossible for me to e.g. take his head off and put it on again alone. (I have some problems with my hands/wrists, and pulling against tension is sth. that is quite hard for me to pull off.).

The large scale Obitsu dolls come with a magnetic stand, which is basically a metal plate you put the doll on, which has magnets in their feet and can stand all on its own! (The Hujoo, too, can stand on its own, resulting from its good stringing.) Poseability is great in both dolls!

The little sweater for the Hujoo is our standard raglan sweater with 4×8 st in circumference plus 4×8 (2x [2×8]) for the sleeves (64 st total) on 2.5 mm needles with fingering yarn. For the trousers and hat I might post a pattern soon, but I am not totally sure anymore what I did exactly with the hat ^^” I can tell that it is 48st in circumference.

The Obitsu’s sweater is 4×12 st in circumference plus 4×12 for the sleeves (for sleeves then pick up 4 stitches under arm when knitting them) on a 2.5 mm needle with fingering yarn. The cabled yoke is knit separately (10 st width, about 27 cm lengths), then swen together as the collar. The working stitches are then picked up from the yoke (I picked up 4×16 and then started with the standard raglan increase).

2015 already!

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Wow, that was fast. We are already a week into the new year! Currently I have the feeling that my knitting kind of stagnates. This might, however, be due to the fact that I knitted. SO. MANY. SOCKS. for Christmas… still have one pair on the needles for myself ^^”

As for dollieh knittings, while recently knitting for the MSD-sized girls, I really like seeing them in their knitwear, however, knitting for the 1/6 scale bunch is more “fun”. It just is finished faster, which is why I love it – insta-gratification 😉

I swapped with a nice knitter from a ravelry forum and got a package of small laceweight yarns – such good quality! I really love the feel of them. (I ordered “cheap” laceweight for the dolls and well let us just say that knitting with quality yarn is more fun 😉 ).

Even though I am shamefully not yet finished with my advent calender skein (currently Yoga socks for mom on the needles, but I am not really partial to the pattern somehow…), I have started a little lace dress for my Obitsu 27cm girl ^^”

As far as plans for this year go, I hope to knit more different things for my dolliehs (and for a new treasure dollieh I am waiting for) and of course to put up more pictures and pattern here. Recently I have started to knit easy cable patterns, so there might be a pattern for that soon.

What I really have to start is to put up pictures of the knitting even if I cannot provide a pattern; after all, this blog was meant to keep an overview of the dollieh things I knitted for myself and others and to introduce my doll addiction to whoever might be interested 😉