The little guys are nearly done! I’m so excited! Above the image is the little dress for the mermaid.
My focus was toys this weekend and nothing else. Super Why has passed on to my husband. He’s much better at cutting out felt pieces and sewing them on. I’m much more confident in his skills than in mine. I can’t wait to see how he turns out!
I also finally got started on the mermaid. I have to admit, I’m really surprised at how quickly she knit up. The body is complete, as is her top. I want to add a dress so that she could be a mermaid princess, so I’m going to improvise a bit. I was hoping to finish her on Sunday, but I ripped out the dress. It took a little longer to figure out what I wanted. I want a detachable skirt that flares out and ruffles every which way.
She’s now done, and I’m so excited to share her with you! It’ll have to wait a couple of weeks until she’s been gifted, but I’m so happy with how she’s turned out. I even embroidered on her face. Ok, I didn’t do a great job, but it worked just fine. I think she’s a cutie.
I have a question for you all. I’m toying around with the idea of getting wooden dpns. I’m really struggling making hats on my metal dpns. Stitches are just slipping right off the ends, and that’s with fingering weight. With worsted weight, forget about it. I just don’t stand a chance. I’ve tried magic loop, but it’s just not for me. I prefer dons (I know, I’m crazy).
Anyway, the question is this: For those of you who have used wooden dpns, what brand do you suggest? I’m thinking about the Harmony needles from Knit Picks. I really like the Knit Picks products in general, but I’m open to other suggestions.