Monday, January 25, 2010

Introducing the Sassy doll.

I seem to be having startitis when it comes to conventional knitting, you know, socks thought I'd knit a rag doll.

I know....still knitting tho this is purely a whimsical project.

Well, I scoured the internet but couldn't find anything I liked so I came up with this.

The Grand Poobah said to just leave her face blank. I don't often listen to him, but this time thought I'd throw caution to the wind.

Sassy is 19" tall and 8" across her chest. I wanted something completely washable and so I used sock yarn., doubled. Just, bits and pieces I had lying around.

I used sz#3 and sz#7 knitting needles and she is nearly seamless. I had the devil of a time trying to figure out where the arms should go and if I ever tried to do another ....well lets just say I didn't write anything down so I probably never will...

I love the lace edging on her dress....very cute. (I used the cast off from the 'Truly Tasha Shawl" by Nancy Bush.) I did an I cord for her hairband. The extra pic is because I just had to show off the flower button on the back of her dress.

She isn't wearing underwear..naught, naughty...maybe one of these days I'll knit a pair.

She is named Sassy because my eldest grandson said if his Mom had a baby and it was a girl he'd call her Sassy.... (Don't think that's ever gonna happen! heehee)
My next project is an old afghan I had started in the 1980's and never completed. It's an Irish Knits pattern from an old Woman's Day magazine. I used some type of acrylic and it's a lavender colour. I know I could donate it to the Salvation Army but I'll try and finish it. At least I'll have something on my needles.
Happy knitting everyone.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Leftover yarn socks..

So what do you do with your leftover yarn?
The challenge for December (sock knitters anonymous on Ravelry) was to use leftover yarn for a pair of socks. I found this pattern and couldn't resist......
Pattern:-Macchia di Colore by Sue Grandfield. This is a free pattern. It was my first garter wrap heel over 60% of the looks and fits good.
I think I may keep these for myself....
I used all Shalimar yarn.
Yarn:- leftover, Sapote (candle socks), Juniper Berry (Jamsey's blue socks..indeed there was a lot left) and variegated, (Lou's/ Oliver socks.) The variegated was only used on the ruffled cuff and you can't see it too well.
I reversed the heel toe and background colour..I was afraid I'd run out of yarn.
Needles:-Sz#1 and sz #0.
Although I really enjoyed knitting these there were a lot of ends to weave in.
I just don't know what I'll knit next. This year I am going to try not to buy any yarn. Really I have enough sock yarn and I have patterns and yarn I bought for projects I have yet to start. So, maybe then 2010 will be a clean up year!
Happy knitting everyone.