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?