Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Yarn Along--for a doll
I'm back again for another Wednesday Yarn Along with Ginny.
Here is a question for some of you more experienced knitters: how do you handle ripping back rows on a lace pattern? I'm working on the fairly simple February Lady Sweater for the third time, and I just noticed a goof about 10 rows back. The last time I tried to rip back the gull lace pattern, I got so lost trying to get the pattern back on the needles that I ended up casting on all over again. Not fun. I did that twice. And I fear that if I can't fix matters this time around, I will be giving up altogether on that beautiful sweater and throwing in the towel with lace henceforth. And I really want to be able to knit lace! Help me!
I was happy to put the FLS aside for a bit in order to knit up some doll clothes for Gemma's boy baby doll. Gem's birthday is coming up, and William, the doll, being a boy, is a bit short in the wardrobe department. I am knitting a cardigan, booties and hat from some yarn I dyed myself with Kool Aid, and I still need to sew up a couple of pairs of pants and tops. I really am not good with tops. He's one of those American Girl Bitty Baby dolls purchased on eBay, so if you have a good pattern for any doll cloths for one, let me know! Dress patterns abound, but patterns for cute boy outfits like those made for Waldorf dolls are harder to come by.
As for my reading, I haven't been doing much of it, but I am still trying to read a little of The Power and the Glory in bed every night, and I am really enjoying it. It's so very different a book from the last thing I read (a real page-turner by Michael O'Brien), but I do like it very much. Not having grown up Catholic, I am trying to catch up a little on Catholic authors.
I am hoping to do a little blog-hopping and see what you all are up to this week...hopefully I can show you the completed doll outfit on the next Yarn Along...