Saturday, March 27, 2021

Doll Sweater

This sweater is off to its new home. When I knit this sweater I did not write down the pattern, so it is truly one of a kind. This doll was an ebay find. I can not remember the name. It is made by Robert Tonner, I think in the Tyler Wentworth series. It is 16 inches with poseable arms and legs. I learned to knit when I found Blythe dolls about 10 years ago. I wanted to make cabled little sweaters. That was before YouTube is what it is today. I tried knitting books, but I couldn't figure it out. I signed up for a community class taught by a woman has from Honduras. She was wonderful. She spun around the room of about 10 novice knitters and showed us how to knit over the course of 6 Tuesday evenings. What a beautiful gift she gave us.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021



A year ago I was on vacation from work. I made these icosahedrons from beautiful cardboard on packaging. I spent the whole week of staycation cutting and glue cardboard. After sending the last several hours on the computer, I am ready for some knitting and getting lost in a Gaia TV show.

Tuesday, March 2, 2021


There is more joy in my day when I get into my pattern collection, yarn stash, and/or fabric sewing room. I stopped making things for a few years. I missed making things. They make me feel cozy. Playful beauty returns to my space.

I am trying to find the best light in this house to take pictures. I like connecting with people with things I make. I like meeting other people that make things. I am at complete awe of those who have found a way to truly making a living making their creations. I went to school for something different than art. I like the balance of working and then making.

But, anyway, taking pictures. If I want to be on the internet, I need good pictures. I think I found the room and set up. These are pictures of deer I made for my nieces as they went back to school during covid last fall. I used the pattern in Simply Adorable Crochet, by Maki Oomaci. The face masks are my addition ;) The pictures are a little dark. I have tried many ....many ways to take pictures. It is the last obstacle.