nose

Posted on mei 28th, 2008 @ 9:34 am in daily life,waldorf dolls by Meike

I’ve just chucked the little one into bed again – she was screaming her head off all evening yesterday, so she was somewhat lacking on the sleep front. Teething, I presume, the poor thing.

Anyway, leaves a bit of extra dollmaking time for me, so I’ll just pick up where I left last night! The head & body are all done, they just need to be stuffed and stitched together. And then there’s the doll’s wig to be made, of course. I bought some very fine kidsilk yarn especially for that, I’m very curious to see how that’s going to turn out!

As you can see, after a week or two of knitting, I’m currently in the dollmaking mood. I absolutely love that there’s always something for me to do! If I don’t feel like knitting, I can take up a doll. If I don’t feel like making dolls, I can do a bit of needle felting. And if all else fails, I can pick up a book – or just go browse Ravelry or read weblogs! πŸ™‚

Have you heard?

Posted on mei 27th, 2008 @ 9:06 am in knitting by Meike

She’s made another bunny, the Crafty Sheep!

*grins* I’m sorry, I just cannot help it, these bunnies are soooo addictive.

While I’m writing this, you should know that I’ve got two more on the needles. Sigh. How will I ever get any other knitting done? Plus there’s all these dolls in my head just waiting to get out!!

I think I’ll just have to start skipping nights. There’s no other solution I’m afraid.

starter sock

Posted on mei 22nd, 2008 @ 12:12 pm in found,knitting by Meike

For Pantha: apparently,

this

is a good starter sock! I may even give it a try myself. πŸ™‚

natural

Posted on mei 22nd, 2008 @ 10:05 am in yarn by Meike

You know what I would love to be able to do? Dye naturally. To me, that seems like the ultimate in craftiness. I’d love to grow my own plants and dye my own wool. In a perfect world, I’d be spinning my own yarn as well of course. Okay, and if it were to be even more perfect, I’d have my own sheep. But we’ve got to be realistic here… So dyeing it is. I’m going to have to find a good book on the matter. Hurray, another new hobby! *shakes head*

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fearless!

Posted on mei 18th, 2008 @ 12:05 pm in knitting by Meike

Look at me – I’m fearless!* πŸ™‚ My first ever DPN attempt. Okay, my second really, but this time it’s actually working!

Also, I’m combining two new things at the same time, as I’m knitting this Continental instead of English.

I just cannot help it, I’m incredibly proud of myself right now. The only thing that I should work on is that my knitting seems to be inside out. I’ve read about that somewhere – now off to find a way to remedy it…

* 2008 is the year of Knitting Fearlessly

Mina’s new dress

Posted on mei 18th, 2008 @ 8:55 am in knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

Oh my. Frantic knitting going on in this household! I just *had* to finish the dress. Although rushing it did mean I made a small mistake – I forgot to leave open part of the shoulder straps, which means I couldn’t add buttons either – an essential detail for easier dressing & undressing. So now that the dress is on (I had to do some very unnatural things to poor Mina’s arms…) it’ll have to *stay* on.

Oh well. One lives & learns, shall we say? πŸ˜‰

She now needs some trousers to go with the dress, and perhaps I’ll make her a little cardigan too. And shoes! So you see, I’m far from done yet.

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Mina

Posted on mei 13th, 2008 @ 11:20 am in knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

Mina This is Mina, the doll I’ve been working on this past week. She just needed some underwear so I could take a decent picture! I love how she’s turned out, and I really like the hair making technique I’ve used, out of Maricristin Sealey’s book.

The underwear’s made in Dream in Color Smooshy yarn, colourway Good Luck Jade. I think this yarn may be my favourite ever.

More dolls needed! My next will be smaller and a bit more floppy, I think. A fairy or a princess, maybe? With very wispy, sugarspun-like mohair hair? I know it’s a bit early, my daughter Nynke being just over 14 months old, but a mother should prepare for when the pink fairy madness hits, right? One can never start too early. πŸ˜›

doll fever

Posted on mei 5th, 2008 @ 8:30 am in daily life,knitting,waldorf dolls by Meike

Hello. πŸ™‚ We’re having a little Spring break here. Staying with my parents for a whole week, which is absolutely lovely. It’s great to get away from the clutter and bustle and noise that always surrounds us in our own home. We’d love to move to this area of the country, but since finding a job around here is very difficult, chances are slim it’ll happen very soon. And that’s a shame, because I’m screaming to get out of where we are now… πŸ™

Anyway. Let’s switch to more happy thoughts. I’ve been very busy dollmaking! She’s almost done, just need to sew on the legs and shape her up a bit, plus finish her hair. First time I’ve been using the Making Waldorf Dolls book for the hair, and I love it! I just took a few pictures, but I haven’t had any success uploading them to this laptop – it always says “format disk?”whenever I try, which is not what we want here. πŸ˜‰

I’m also knitting the baby kimono that’s in Mason-Dixon Knitting, but that’s a bit more slow going, as I’m doing it completely Continental, baby. πŸ™‚ It’s a lovely pattern! Garter stitch only, so it’s perfect for practice. The little boy I’m making it for could be born any day now, which makes it all the more special to me. Once I’m done, I think I’m going to try to convert the pattern to make it fit Waldorf dolls as well, because I think it ’s going to ook even more sweet when it’s doll sized.

Right. Enough blah, I need to freshen up and start my day. It’s so sunny outside! Have a nice day!

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