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.

 

I can dream

This arrived in the post some time ago now.  I have been drooling over the amazing pictures of Shetland Wool Week posted on the internet and decided that I would purchase the annual so I could imagine that I had been there. 🙂

These are some of the photos from their Instagram account.

I am planning to get to Shetland this year but we have decided that we will avoid the actual Wool Week as accommodation etc. will be too pricey at that time.  I will still be able to see the fine work and wool just not be able to participate in any classes.

I am so looking forward to our trip.  I will now be dreaming about Shetland but with the knowledge that I will get there one day.

These are some items from the Whalsay Heritage and Community Centre.  I hope one day to make a jumper featuring fair isle.