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childhood dreams

  • Posted on May 24, 2017 at 9:58 am

some of my favorite childhood memories are of visits to my grandmothers house each summer. she lived in vancouver and i loved how green everything was there compared to my prairie home. she also lived within walking distance of the ocean and we spent many days playing in the sand and surf. so when meg asked for a new summery afghan to go in their wicker swing, i had to make something that was reminiscent of those carefree days. i’ll save the garden theme for another day but here is the start of my ocean dreams throw.
sand
three shades of cream/light brown for the sand

persian dreams kal

  • Posted on March 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

i’m in a esk kal and adapted it so i could make dresses for my girls instead of a blanket (i know it’s a stretch, but trust me it worked ;))
i still want to do a proper photoshoot when i am done, but meg tried on one of the dresses to day and i took an (embarassingly poor) cell phone picture of it.
persian dreams kal dress

iā€™m not sure whether to sew solid color underskirts for the dresses, or just make coordinating leggings. what do you think?

follow the dotted line

  • Posted on February 22, 2017 at 11:23 am

i finally got round to uploading the pictures of my 5th shawl. this one was very loosely inspired by melanie bergs shawl drachenfels. i like the color combination and the juxtaposition of dots and lines
follow the dotted line
follow the dotted line

i dream of summer

  • Posted on February 10, 2017 at 11:44 pm

while writing up my tale of two cities scarf, i realized that some minor changes in the number of rows between the stripes would make them work out better. meg picked two colors for the new scarf and i knit it up again. it came out a smidge bigger, but we both liked it that way – and it was easier to knit. you’d only notice the size change if you lay them out side by side anyway.
i dream of summer
i like her choice of colors. it makes me think of summer, even though the ground is covered with snow.
i dream of summer

tale of two cities

  • Posted on January 31, 2017 at 11:12 am

both the shawl and it’s name are inspired by a melanie berg shawl called 5190 miles. her name celebrates the distance between the two cities of the collaborators on her shawl. mine of course is named after the dickens novel.
melanie’s shawl was lovely, but both the size and stitch used were out of scale for my doll, so i rewrote it completely with a different stitch that made a similar look, but in the correct scale.
tale of two cities
tale of two cities

sweet as candy

  • Posted on January 26, 2017 at 1:24 pm

i really like this one.
sweet as candy
the colors are so bright and cheerful. they were inspired by the theme of this years yarnathon “candyland”. but i can also see this shawl done in jewel tones on black, or shades of blue on cream or… well you get the picture. i plan to make up some more after i get a couple of other projects done.

it came out the perfect size for a nice thick shawl for an msd or ellowyne, but i’m pretty sure it would also work as a somewhat smaller size for american girl sized dolls or even an sd.

i’m hoping to get the pattern typed, proofed and up on ravelry in the next few weeks.

here are some more pictures just ’cause i love it so much
sweet as candy
sweet as candy

block party

  • Posted on January 23, 2017 at 9:38 am

it will be a day or two before i’m home long enough to take pictures, but in the meantime here is a quick look at the shawls being blocked.
block party

sweet as candy

  • Posted on January 21, 2017 at 1:18 am

in spite of the fact that i had to constantly frog this one back to get the vision in my head to match the work on my needles, this shawl was done fairly quickly. it is the biggest of the shawls so far and my current favorite. the colors on this one were inspired by this years yarnathon theme of “candyland” but i think it would look stunning with jewel tones on black, or a gradient of blues on cream. i’m pretty sure there will be more in the girls future….

candyland knit and ends woven in

like the last one, the size of my candy shawl would work equally well as a shawlette or scarf for bigger dolls like an sd or american girl. i’m in the process of turning my notes for the last two into actual patterns, that i hope to have available soon on etsy and ravelry

winter quarter kal

  • Posted on January 17, 2017 at 12:48 pm

the eatsleepknit kals are wonderful this year. since they are vaguely freestyle and we can combine projects to get the required yardage, i’m able to do lots of doll knitting/crocheting and have it qualify. i’m hoping to join all the kals, will have to see whether the flash kals work out too. this is going to help me get lots of yarn knit up this year. yay!

the winter season has two kals, melanie berg patterns and persian dreams. i’m knitting some nice warm winter shawl-scarves for my minifee girls for the first one. so far the patterns are more “inspired by” than actually following šŸ˜‰ but that is always the way i knit and they are coming out quite nicely i think.
here’s the first one finished. it just needs blocking to smooth out the edges.
miss dottie
it was inspired by moonraker. though so far this is the one that looks least like the original.

back at last?

  • Posted on January 14, 2017 at 9:35 am

please forgive me for my long absence, these last few months have been challenging to say the least. my middle child has had some serious health issues that have taken up most of my time. we are hoping/praying that he is stable right now and i may be able to get back to making doll stuff and checking in to my various forums on the net, at least a little bit, anyway.

so one of my favorite yarn stores eatsleepknit is having their yearly yarnathon, and this year looks like a winner as far as i’m concerned. they are allowing us to add projects together for the kals, cals and booster club prizes, so i can work on my doll stuff and actually have it count! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

i’ve started a new blanket for the girls couch. i’m only being cautiously optimistic ’cause i started a christmas one O_O. and i’m working on some shawls that will hopefully get done in time to wear before summer hits. everything is being done in malabrigo lace so far. its the softest lace yarn i know of that doesn’t have cashmere in it, and eatsleepknit has tons of colors!

here’s a sneak peek at my christmas blankie.
snowflakes on a snowy road
i worked on it over the holidays, so took my “on the road” pic already in hopes that they have that badge again this year. if not it seemed appropriate anyway to do a snowflake afghan in the snow.