Friday, 30 April 2010

Spring has sprung

I picked these in the garden today -

and then found this little sunflower sitting out on my doorstep!

I knitted the dress in stash yarns - Sirdar Calico for the main colour, and James C Brett Kool Kotton for the contrast. I try to avoid excessive pink, especially as she's such a little gingernut, and this dress can be worn with her big brother's old khaki t-shirts. As you can probably tell, she loves it!

I've not had much spare time recently as I'm still on tour with Hopscotch Theatre Company, and I've just got a part in a play at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow. However, I'm working on a number of small projects whenever I get a minute to myself. Next up is a burgundy cotton summer dress, again to use stash, and Kate Davies' Manu cardigan for myself.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Meet Lucy

I dug out my copy of Jean Greenhowe's "Knitted Toys" last week, and as soon as I saw this little doll, I just knew I had to make it for my daughter. I say little, but the doll is slightly over 18 inches tall! She's a proper cutie, with blonde plaits and a full wardrobe of dressing up clothes. I'm going to call her Lucy.

This was a great project to use up some of my scraps of acrylic yarn, so I made Lucy a purple frilly pinafore dress and a traditional button-up cardigan in pink. The pattern includes instructions to make a hat, scarf, mittens, jumpsuit, dungarees, trousers, waistcoat and another dress, so I'll probably knit up some more outfits in the future.