This and that.

Again I have been missing in action for the past little while. I have been occupied with other things but now have time to attend to the blog.

Since I last posted I have been doing a few things.  I have made some pyjamas for our youngest granddaughter.  I had the pattern already as I had made a nightie for another granddaughter some years ago.  Our granddaughter wanted pyjamas for herself and her dolly.  While they were staying with us we visited Spotlight and she selected the fabric for the project.  It has taken me a few weeks to get both items finished but they are done at last and were posted off.  Hopefully she will like the finished product.

I also managed to get a bit of sewing done for myself.  I have made a top using a pattern that I had used previously.

Upon making the top I discovered that the fabric had a slight flaw.  There is a spot of dropped blue in amongst the pattern.  You really don’t notice it unless it is pointed out to you.  You can see it on the left sleeve.  I have managed to conceal the other dots on the side of the garment where it really can’t be seen.

Australia Day ….. A koala of sorts

A friend of my younger daughter asked if I would knit a hat for a baby shower she was invited to.  I was delighted to do this for her as I love to have a project on the go and particularly if someone asks me to do it for them.

This is the hat that she asked me to knit.  The pattern can be found at this website where there are lovely patterns that you can use to make unusual hats for little ones.  This hat took hardly any wool and if you had scraps of the particular colours there would be no need to buy new balls of wool.

All sorts of dolls

Over the years I have made a few dolls for children and grandchildren but I have never knitted a doll.  I borrowed this book from the library.  The picture on the cover attracted my attention.

I have been watching a lot of cricket recently and I like to have some knitting to do while watching the cricket.  I have chosen to knit the doll in the middle of the illustration but have chosen different colours as I am using up scraps of cotton from previous projects.

I have knitted all the pieces for the doll but now comes the part that requires full concentration – joining all the bits together.

The instructions in the book are given in great detail so I should be able to make a good job of it.