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.
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.
It is the last month of winter and have just finished knitting some socks. The previous socks I have made have usually been done in 4 ply wool apart from a pair of bedsocks knitted in much thicker wool. This time I have used double knitting wool/ 8 ply wool. My daughter wanted some colourful socks and as the wool was so quick to knit up I made her two pairs.
I really got in the sock making mode and made another pair for me.