Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lu Lu Loopsy

I purchased this pattern from Ravelry.com about a week and a half ago. I love it! So easy to do, cute, and fun. I had a little trouble with the hair...not because of the pattern but because I am useless when it comes to making the twists needed for the hair. Had I followed the instructions I am sure it would have worked out. Please pop over to Ravelry.com and look at all the great patterns created by Phoenixknits (a.k.a phoeny) She has free patterns and patterns to purchase...all of them brilliant, well-written, and FUN!!!

Without hair, ribbons, eyes, or smile!

Bows on feet and dress
Standing up

Tomorrow I cast-on for a BOY...I will be using blue to make "jeans" white to make a shirt and black for the hair (no twists...just hair on the scalp). I can't wait to start making her BROTHER!!

Still here!!!!

     I am sorry that I have, once again, become neglectful of my poor blog...I really do love writing here and sharing my projects but since starting my MBA classes my project making has been slowed down. I am proud of the fact that I have been taking pictures of everything I have knit...as I promised in my last post (LAST MONTH! WOW!) Lately, I have been on a doll making kick...I don't know why since I don't have any little ones (personally anyway) to give them to but love making them for my great nieces and nephews.     My great-niece, Carmen, who has several pictures on this blog...(she's the one holding the one holding the basket of "Fall" foods in previous blogs)....... will be turning 7 years old in a few days so all of my knitting has been revolving around dolls she may like.
     The pattern below is Petite Dolls by Hollymariet on Ravelry. It is a free pattern. Petite Dolls
I made a boy and a girl with eyelash yarn for hair...the boy doll I kind of "faked" hair. The very bottom picture shows the "brother and sister" next to each other. Carmen LOVED these dolls! We immediately had to play dolls...her brother being the "brother" doll, Carmen being the "sister with long hair" doll, and I was a third doll that I made (there are no pics of her because she was my "practice" doll...bad hair, bad body shape, bad colors...just...bad!)

     If you are still looking at this page and have made it this far....YAY! I am going to "piggyback" another post in just a few minutes. I purchased my first Ravelry pattern by Phoenixknits called "Lu Lu Loopsy" and made Carmen one of them. She was just finished today and while she is not perfect (like Phoenixknits are) I love her!