Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Yarn Along--babies real and pretend

I'm joining about a hundred or so other knitters and readers this week for the Wednesday Yarn Along hosted by Ginny at Small Things.  It's fun to see what everyone is creating and reading!

 Well, I did finish the above baby doll ensemble in time for Gemma's birthday.  You can see it on her doll (a Bitty Baby purchased on eBay for Christmas) here.  I used this pattern here, but added buttonholes all the way down and did a ribbed waistband to match the neckline.  It turned out really well.  It's amazingly hard to find nice boy-doll clothing.  I just improvised for the hat, and for the baby booties I used this pattern.


I also knit up a quick Aviatrix for the newest baby of a Mennonite farmer we are on friendly terms with (we get our piglets and our honey from him).  The little one was born July 3rd, but I made this in a larger size so that hopefully it will fit when the weather gets chilly here.  I think I may do some matching booties.

As for reading, I finished Graham Greene's The Power and the Glory, and I really enjoyed it and liked the ending.  Hate it when I read a great book and I get to the end and it's like, "Meh."  Just last night I picked up Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.  I don't know if I've ever read it, and with a memory as poor as mine, I probably won't recall if I did even once I'm into the book, if it has been more than a decade.  The upside of a poor memory:  all things are forever new.

That's it for this week!

17 comments:

  1. Fabulous. My daughter has a bitty baby, did you make the pattern or find it? I have to seriously make some gifts this year so I am collecting ideas.

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  2. Oh I loved when my daughter played with her Bitty Baby. We have her put away for when she has children now. I love the little outfit you knit for her. I wish I was a knitter back then!

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  3. how fun! they are lovely knits! :) love the colours too! :)

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  4. What a cute baby hat! What a lucky little baby to get such a lovely gift. I love your knitting needles BTW - very cute :o)

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  5. I really like making the Aviatrix hats too. I've made two of them and they just fly right of the needles. Beautiful knits.

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  6. awwww, those dolly clothes look great.
    i just finished an aviatrix hat myself, i feel in love that pattern, it is like magic. :)

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  7. Cute!!! I love seeing baby knits!!

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  8. I love the baby doll knits, and the hat is beautiful too! I loved the Power and the Glory, but it's been over a year since I read it...so yes, I've mostly forgotten all but the way I felt about it. What's the youngest age you think it would be appropriate for? I pulled my copy out of a box the other day wondering when Seth might be old enough to read it.

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  9. Hi Ginny,
    Una is 14 and read it. I felt she was mature enough for it. I think it depends on how scandalized you are by the whiskey priest and the child he fathered in a moment of weakness. I myself would have no problem with my kids reading it, as we all know that even priests, although held to a higher standard for the responsibility inherent in their vocation, are sinners as we are, and are no less prone to the weakness of a fallen human nature.

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  10. Nadja, I love that you made a baby gift for the family that helps feed you :) Very sweet. I'm sure they will appreciate it so! Tricia (Farmish Momma)

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  11. Love the knitting for littles. so much fun.

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  12. adorable! My daughter (had-has) an itty bitty baby! She's 23 yo now but sometimes when she is home all the dolls get a change of clothes :)

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  13. What a lovely tweedy blue for a little boy. I love your needles there!
    Have a beautiful week.

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  14. The dolly clothes are adorable as is that sweet little hat for the wee babe.
    Little things are so fun to knit.

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