This one has the detail in the top of the skirt, which in this white color does not show very well. It had a strapless top (but you could add straps. i didn’t like that so gave it a bodice and the pattern called for crocheted edgings. I knitted the bond off at the neck line but the sleeves and skirt ‘hem’ are crocheted.
I found a “new” doll named Hitty. I have ordered her book called, “The First Hundred Years” so you know she’s not really new, only new to me. But I find that she is about the same size as Mini Molly and so this Virginia Larkin pattern (5G) fits her just fine. I used fingering yarn and #00 needles for this one. I added the flowers and the picot bind off. I am knitting another pattern for her but using lace yarn #1 yarn for it. Time will tell. I am planning some woven outfits for this little lady as well.
And tho it’s early and still chances of frost, some things aren’t worried about a little thing like that. My peas are now a couple inches tall.
And we had a guest the other evening. It’s a White Lined sphinx moth. also called a humming bird moth. I have had to put out the humming bird feeder, too. Those little guys are one their way north again.
And there are daffodils blooming all over, little windflowers in the lawn, the trees are showing new leaves and the cherry trees are in full bloom, as is my little peach. Whatever is happening in the northern sections of the country, it is Spring here! I hope you are getting some, too!
This is the class loom. there are 18 of them but more can be made if you might need them. They have a 3 1/2″ weaving area and the nails are spaced at 3/8 th inch. They come with instruction for weaving diagonally. You can get them with or without the weaving hooks.
These small looms are very suitable for children. They are small and quickly woven so the children can finish a square in a reasonable time, before their interest can wane. I have a few projects for making their own toys that I will include with the looms., my grandson models one popular project.
In the samples below, the upper one is woven with a double strand of worsted yarn and the lower with a single strand. Bulky hand spun is also a good yarn for this loom.
The Weave Along is finished and was a great success. I think everyone enjoyed it and they turned out some wonderful projects. I think it even converted a few new weavers to the craft! Here’s a little overview of some of the projects. If you didn’t finish your project, it’s not too late! You missed the drawing for the little prize, but we’d love to see your dress!
I was looking for a certain yarn, which I did not find, but look what I did find. Must have been stashing these ‘practice’ pieces in this drawer for a long time, but had forgotten about them. Don’t know how long they’ve been gathering. But it looks like a project. A creative one. lol Hummm wonder what I can make of this mess! There’s some interesting things here. Wonder if I can remember how I did it and what it was supposed to be for. Nope. Just start again.
Feb 16th, 2013 by Hazel
The Weave ALong at Ravelry is going along great. There are some very nice doll dresses being completed. If you have not joined yet, there is still time and we’d love to see your version! Meantime, here’s a little hint on assembling small squares faster and easier, in case you haven’t run across this method yet.
A couple of ways to assemble rows of blocks, no matter what size. There are less ends to deal with this way, which you’ll love!
1. Lay them out in the pattern you want.
2. Sew or crochet them together the longest way leaving no extra apace between the blocks.
3. Sew or crochet them together the short way, squaring up the corners.
The WAL on Ravelry has gotten off to a great start. There are quite a number of people signed up to participate and we’ve got a nice group of chatters and sharers. There’s going to be some fun weaving done. It”s not too late to join in!