Weekend Wrap-Up: Super Why!

Slowly coming together

Slowly coming together

This weekend was a little hectic, but I got a lot of work done on a couple of my big projects. First, the KAL officially started on Friday, though I didn’t really get to work until Saturday. I’ve been spending quality time with the Super Why doll I’m making for a friend.

I dragged Super Why with me to the bowling alley on Saturday. I was kind of ambushed. My husband picked me up after babysitting and took me out to lunch. Luckily, I’d brought my knitting with me that morning or I would’ve been stuck at the alley for 5-6 hours with nothing to do. I love my husband, but I’m not a huge fan of bowling.

I’m working with the Knitted Baby Doll and Nappy by Claire Garland. I’ve adapted it to fit the image I want. I’ve pretty much stuck to the pattern, but I’ve changed the colors I’m using to match Super Why’s outfit. So far, I have two arms and two legs. I’m finishing up the body now and will stuff that hopefully tonight.

My biggest conundrum at the moment is what to do about the shoes. I used some sock techniques rather than following the pattern for the foot. The feet look okay, but not like Super Why’s tennis shoes. I’ve been brainstorming ideas as I knit, but I’m stuck. Maybe I’ll get Ken to sew me shoes out of felt or something.

I’m really happy with how the doll’s coming out overall. I’m using Impeccable, which is acrylic. The little boy is pretty young, and the washability of acrylic really appeals to me. I know cotton is washable too, but it’s faster for me to get a hold of acrylic. For that, I just drive down to Michaels. For cotton in the colors I want, I’d have to order it offline. I’m impatient!

How was your weekend?

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16 thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up: Super Why!

  1. Looks great so far! Can’t wait to see the finished product. Weekend was just a craze of various happenings. I did a crochet marathon to finish a blanket I was working on. Props to you with the knitting because I find it so much harder to stick with!

  2. A good one really. On a mission making recycled cotton string bags. Some walking and the sun actually came out. Hooray. Oh and a trip to the theatre to see a show about the Cotton Club, so some fabulous music and dance. This counts as one of my better weekends. Hope the doll progresses well. :-)

  3. I’m always impressed by knitting – all I can knit is a triangle, my rows just increase and increase until I have a large triangular piece. I have tried and tried but it just doesn’t work for me. The worst thing is trying to ‘unknit’ to sort it out – I really can’t get my head around knitting backwards. I think I’ll stick to sewing and to using yarn for dolls’ hair rather than trying to make anything more useful or satisfying out of it! Will you post pics of the doll when it’s done?

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