Just so you know what to expect in the next weeks: I just scheduled patterns for the Pumpkin skirt and the sweater dress for Minifee 😉
Damit ihr wisst, was euch in den nächsten Wochen erwartet: Ich habe gerade die Anleitungen für den orangen Rock und das Pulloverkleid für Minifee in die Warteschleife gelegt 😉
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 😉
What you want to knit is not always what springs from your needles…
I wanted to make a prototype for some gothic lolita style inspired dress. As a protoype, it served its purpose; I learned NOT to double the stitches for the bottom hem, and that if I wanted puffed sleeves, to double the stitches for the sleeve earlier…
Before I send one of these on their way, have some pictures 😉 (it wasn’t a commission in the actual sense of the word; I do not want to get paid, but I am glad when I can make a fellow collector happy)
Another collector is currently redesigning one of her Operetta dolls into a child of Freddy Krüger’s. She made the cutest little knife gloves out of an old tea candle (aluminium) and some sturdy wool, I really hope she will release pictures of the finished project for the public 🙂
Anyway, I was asked to make a striped sweater, so I made two for the diversity 😉 (nah, I was just not glad with how the first one turned out, I began the sleeve at the wrong side and therefore one could see in the front where I changed colours >_<). I am really curious which one she’ll like better…
First try; you’ll notice the colour changes at the right sleeve
Personally, I like this one better ^^
To be honest, I will not knit with colour changes again soon, it really is more relaxing to just knit with one colour/pre-coloured yarn ^^” Less ends to weave in, cleaner back etc…