Little Red Riding Hood Cape

Fairy's request this year for Halloween was to be Little Red Riding Hood. Mainly she wanted this cape! I was a bit worried when I cast on a couple weeks ago whether or not it would be done on time. We have our first Halloween festivities next weekend. Although I missed my personal goal of being done before October, I was very happy to have finished it yesterday. Fairy is absolutely thrilled with it. I also bought some pretty corduroy that is deep red with woodland critters on it to make her a skirt. I hope to get the skirt made this weekend.

Finishing this project definitely puts the book Fairy Tale Knits as one of the best buy knitting books my mom and I have ever purchased. Combined we have now completed at least 5 of the projects in the book... with plans to complete a few more.

BTW: I did add 2 extra repeats of the lace pattern... just to be sure it was long enough. After blocking it, I'm not sure it was needed though. Also, I forgot to change to size 5 needles when I got to the hood and...Read more

Knitted in the Round 12" Baby Doll - Part 2 - Adding Hair and Face


Part 1 - Knitted in the Round Doll can be found HERE.

Hair, like the face itself, is how you personalize the doll. I chose to use a thick, natural organic yarn, but pick yarns and colors that suit your fancy. Also, I chose a very simple face, with little crescents suggesting eyes and mouth, but if you prefer a more detailed face, or chose to add no facial features at all, it as all a matter of choice. No matter how you decide to personalize your doll, here are the general instructions for adding the hair and facial features.

Materials:
yarn - you can make it all one color or any combination. You can use a chunky yarn like I did (Lion's Organic Cotton) or use 2 strands of a thinner yarn.

embroidery floss or pearl cotton - in colors of choice

disappearing marker

crochet hook to match yarn

yarn needle

ADDING THE HAIR:
Begin by marking the airline of your doll with a disappearing marker.

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Knitted in the Round 12" Baby Doll - Part 1 - Knitting the Body

When Pixie opened her gift that held her new baby doll, pure joy filled her face. (And THAT is why I stay up to 1:00 a.m. every night!) The second photo is when the gown went up and she noticed the belly button. No words... but a look for me that said, "Of course my Gammy would put a belly button on my dolly." BTW... she named the dolly Malena... actually, Princess Malena!

The dolly in the white sleeper was the one I made for the Little Lady... due on Saturday, and the one below it is the one I made for Pixie's birthday.

Several months ago I featured a pattern for Basic Knit Dolls. When I designed the dolls, I designed them for beginner sewers, and the dolls are knitted flat, and require seams.

The doll I'm sharing today is a variation of the 12" Basic Knit Doll, and it is knitted in the round, so there are no seams on the legs, arms, torso or head. Unlike...Read more

Twirl and Tie Cap

This is a project that started this summer when I wanted to make my SIL a cute knit hat for their due-soon baby. I made hers, which turned out adorable, and of course Pixie wanted one. So I sized up the pattern and made a matching one for her in the same cotton ease yarn. Well then Fairy wanted one too. So I upped the pattern another size and tested it with a different yarn... the self striping yarn worked beautifully. I just love the way it looks on top. So now I want one... see how this goes. LOL. I have to finish Bug's first though... just cast on this morning in a dark green/gray yarn he chose.

Here is our Twirl and Tie Cap (tie optional) for Babies to Adults. Happy Fall Knitting!
 

 

 

 

 

Gauge: 11 stitches in stockenette = 2 inches
Size 8 DPNs
1 Skein Worsted Weight Yarn (you might need a little more for the L and XL)
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{this moment :: nimble fingers}


{this moment} - A Friday ritual began by Amanda at Soule Mama. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment you want to pause, savor and remember.Read more

Robin Hood Sweater

I love it when I get to craft for Bug. It seems like there are so many different things you can make for girls... headbands and barrettes, skirts and bracelets. Coming up with ideas for boys that actually excites them is a bit more challenging. I mentioned before I bought the awesome book Fairy Tale Knits. I made the Magic Carpet afghan for Meghan's baby shower. Beautiful. I then had Aidan go through the book and see if there was anything he'd like me to knit for him. He loved 4 of the sweaters for boys, with this Robin Hood Sweater being his favorite. He was so excited when I gave it to him on Thursday. It was 85 degrees outside. He put it on and refused to take it off! I used the the Cascade 220 yarns suggested in the book. Definitely the way to go! It's wooly wonderfulness is obvious. I've already started on the next sweater... a gray wool that resembles chain mail. He's requested I add a hood that looks like a helmet. I will have to give this some thought! And don't you think Robin Hood needs a quiver? 
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