Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Getting Over Myself


The doll from last week is almost finished. It is adorable. Once I accepted the yarn and tiny needles, it moved rather quickly. I just had to get over myself. The knitting is still a bit persnickety. Such a tight gauge in cotton worsted with small needles can get tricky. I find my hands need little breaks, so I fill in with my red garter sweater, which is slowly growing in length.

I think my mom will be pleased with it as a gift. I had really hoped to have it finished before we left DC, but I still have a leg to knit. So close! Aine has requested that I forget about her grandmother and give the doll to her. She really loves it. She is only appeased with promises to make her one. She is eager to pick out the colors for it. Later Eamon held up the doll and asked for his own. It appears to be a winner. In addition to their dolls, I plan to make a couple more for the holidays. I have a few nieces who just "need" one.

Reading has been intermittent this past week. I have been busy planning our next leg of this adventure. With a few days of camping ahead, I hope to return to the written word. I finished Plainsong and thoroughly enjoyed the story. I thought the character presentation was quite good and interesting- such a small peak into the lives of people. I started a beach read recommended by our local library entitled The Castaways. I have only just begun, but it has quite a bit of drama in just the first few pages.

Linking up with Ginny again for more yarn and book goodness.


17 comments:

  1. She's lovely, just like her big sister. Glad you are persevering it can be troubling when the yarn isn't easy to work with. Especially as they are so popular. No wonder...

    My last biggish project was a cardigan that I knit in Aran Donegal. It was lovely wool to look at but gave me a blister on my finger. I washed it before wearing and it's now lovely and soft and looks amazing. I was glad I didn't give up either.

    Hope the next chapter of your adventure goes well.
    Happy day.
    Deb



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  2. Heather, I am so happy that you got over yourself and knit the doll, she is beautiful and any wee person is sure to love her. I am tickled that your babies want one too, who knows, maybe this could be a new career for you ....Heather, doll knitter ;)

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  3. She's precious!!!! A labor of love-----but will be so loved. Love the little panties awaiting her other leg!!

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  4. Great doll and I love how you should drop knitting for one person and start for another, hee hee. I hope you have a good adventure full of fun!!

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  5. Sweet doll! I get tired when I am knitting cotton at a tight gauge, but it's always worth it when you have a dolly friend at the end.

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  6. Oh she turned out so cute- I bet she will be very well loved.

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  7. Well done, what a sweetie!

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  8. oh she is just so sweet. so, fiona would like one as well. LOL can't wait till you get back. :)

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  9. Wonderful! What's the pattern? did I miss it? She looks like eco fairy from Knitty...

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    1. She is the eco fairy. I am loving her now.

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  10. She's adorable! I can see why your kids want one (or two) for themselves.

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  11. I think that's the same doll I'm currently working on! I found that I had to go up to a US size 4 needle or else my hands would kill me.

    I love how you did the hair.

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  12. she's beautiful!! where did you get the pattern?

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    1. It is Sally the Eco Fairy from Knitty.com

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  13. Well dolly is certainly adorable! I think she has turned out great thus far!

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  14. The doll is adorable! I recently purchased a copy of the book "Plainsong" and hope to read it soon! Sounds like a good one. Enjoy your week!

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  15. She is quite gorgeous!

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