Thursday, 31 January 2013

Dolly Knitting

Last weekend I decided to make a determined effort to finish my dolly-knits-in-progress. I love knitting, absolutely love it. The tiny needles, the stitch counting, my little glass kitty shaped stitch markers. The whole process. Except for the horrid business of weaving in the yarn ends. That's where I tend to procrastinate. A bit like the common problem among quilters of stalling at the actual quilting part. So yes, I'll freely admit it, I hate weaving in my yarn ends. But I would hate even more for my knitting to fall apart,  so occasionally I just make myself do it. Usually by bribing myself with coffee and gluten free jaffa cakes.

So far this week two commissions have been completed, and three more little tiny garments for the shop. Including a new sweater dress which is exactly the style I would wear if I were a tiny plastic person. It has slightly longer then usual sleeves, which are totally necessary this weather. I'm also hoping to be able to offer Middie Blythe sized knitwear soon, just waiting to hear a review of the fit as I don't actually own a Middie.

I have finished my Patchwork Heart Mini Quilt and will get around to editing the photos shortly. I'm obsessed with making minis at the moment, a fantastic way to try out techniques and colour combinations without committing to the time and expense of a bigger quilt. Aiming to keep up the mini production on a vaguely seasonal basis, starting with the Love-Day themed heart block.

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