Friday, January 31, 2014

A doll for Christmas

For my niece's Christmas gift I decided to use one of the dolls that I had been working on earlier in the year. I had a few dresses already finished and was able to whip out a couple more in the days before Christmas. There are so many possibilities for outfits and they are so quick to knit it was easy to come up with a nice set of clothes.

With her doll I included three dresses, a skirt, a sweater, a shirt that can also double as a sweater, two headbands and a pair of shoes.

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

hand knit doll dress clothes

The doll was wearing a lovely Christmasy outfit when I gave her to my niece. She absolutely loved her new doll! 

I've sort of been taking a break from the doll project to work on other things, but I'm sure I'll be working more on them in the future.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My first published pattern!

Something exciting happened recently and I am finally able to share it! I had one of my patterns accepted to be in a Knit Picks pattern collection. It's called the Under 100 Collection since all of the patterns use 100 grams or less of yarn. My pattern is called the Diamond Cowl. It is a simple cowl with seed stitch details that form diamond shapes across the main part of the cowl.

Knit Picks provided me with some beautiful pictures of the finished cowl. Some of these photos appear in the book, catalog and on the website.





I gave one of the cowls to my mother for Christmas. It saved me a bit of time since I had already finished the knitting when working out the pattern. All I had to do was pick out some buttons to go with it. Blue is one of her favorite colors, so it worked out perfectly.



Copies of the book version of the collection arrived on my doorstep on Christmas Eve. What a fun Christmas gift! I've sold several digital patterns, but it is something entirely different to see something that you wrote in print. 

I am currently in the process of working on a pattern for another Knit Picks collection and hope to do more soon. I'll share more after they are released!