But she doesnt have a name. I never was any good at naming my dolls.
All suggestions gratefully received.
She's made from double knit, most of which came from the local pound shop. They seem to have a good range of colours and it's cheap so I can feed my addiction for just a few pounds.
The skirt came from my friend Ellie who makes all sorts of impressive things out of ribbon and lace and had some spare net stuff she said I could have. I think she was a little more excited about dressing the doll than I was.
This is her Facebook page. Have a look at the stuff she makes. It's far more creative than Knitting. I think the science geek side of my brain likes mathematical nature of a knitting pattern. Ellie's stuff clearly comes from the other side of her brain.
The pattern for the doll came from the same book as Cyril and again, was easy to follow. I was surprised how like the picture in the book my creation was!
But, like an exhausting child I wasnt satisfied with that.
Friends of ours had had a baby in March and my knitting wasnt up to much then. But by the summer when i made the doll I was feeling a litte more confident.
So between my boyfriend and I, (I was a little surprised at how interested he was!) we adapted the pattern in the book to create this:
I'm sure you can tell, but if not, it's a Plymouth Argyle football player. Our friend is from Plymouth and a die hard fan so we thought his little boy would like this. Maybe I should give him the doll too and she can become a WAG. She looks like she'd enjoy that.
The hair was a nightmare and I cant remember now how I did it - clearly blocked it from my mind - but I wanted to make it attached so that we could give it to a 3 month old without worrying about him sucking it all off. I was relieved when this one was finished but still quite pleased with the result. Having said that, I think that next time I feel the urge to knit a person (?!?!) I will use one of the Jean Greenhowe patterns because they are SUPER cute!
I think that's that first 6 months of my knitting logged. I knit really slowly and, as I'm a teacher, always have other, far more important things to be doing than knitting, like marking or planning lessons so I dont get much time to knit.
My friend Dr Lucy's mum (who laughed at my first knitting attempt) calls those things you do when you have a MILLION more important things to do, oven cleaning activities. When you have loads to do, you find something really unimportant to do to convince yourself you're busy. I think that's how I am with knitting. But who wants to clean the oven?? particularly when you can knit and create all sorts of odd things to fill your house with.