Friday, March 31, 2006
Thursday, March 30, 2006
Getting Started! - Needle Sizes and Yarn Suggestions?
I am getting the Knitted Babes book next week for my birthday. I would like to know what size needles I will need and also suggestions for what type of yarn. I want to have everything ready to go so I can get started as soon as I have my book!! Thanks for your suggestions.
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Name: Joey Baggadonuts
Occupation: Love Machine
Likes: Sitting around, watching tv, playing GTA Vice City
Dislikes: Alarm clocks, not watching tv, raisins
Sports: Extreme ironing, underwater basket weaving, bowlfing (a hybrid sport of bowling and golfing)
Fave Stolen Saying: "Watch out for the guns, 'cuz they'll getcha."
That's right, he's new in town AND he's single. This stud is looking for love, and he's got YOU in his sights. Oh yeah ladies, you betta watch out. Especially you Clemmy. He's got a real thing for red heads.
Saturday, March 25, 2006
Waiting on warm weather
Clemmy is eager for spring to arrive and pulled out one of her peasant dresses to day dream by the window in. She bought this one at a thrift shop when she was in Montreal last summer. I think it goes well with her new purse (modified from the ballet case in the book) and her boots - straight from the book. Take a close peek and you can probably tell what the dress is made from!
Wednesday, March 22, 2006
If you are interested in the Mer-Babe pattern, it is now on my Blog.
Thanks for all the enthusiasm!
Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Knitted Babes, now with swimming action!
Friday, March 17, 2006
Hi, This is Clementine. I'm not sure what kind of yarn was used because I didn't make her body (I'm not much of a knitter yet). I took over 'creation' when it came time to add hair and facial features. So far Clemmy only has one outfit, but I'm looking forward to adding to her wardrobe. This might be just the inspiration I need to getting my knitting skills up to par! Thanks to Marti for her assistance with the birthing process. Enjoy!
Thursday, March 16, 2006
This is Poncho, and even though spring isn't even here yet, she's looking ahead to summer with great anticipation. She's the newest arrival to the household, here to visit with her cousin Xanadu while she waits for her custom made wardrobe to be assembled. She'll be off soon enough though, destined for life in the big city of Toronto to live with her new fam., hopefully to be loved and cherished by my little neice. Until later...
Podcast interview with Claire Garland
The Craftsanity.com Podcast (a podcast "designed to renew your creative spirit") posted an interview with Claire about Knitted Babes and she mentions our wee little knit-along (Yes, we're famous again!). You can download the MP3 file from www.craftsanity.com. I loved her intro--Move over Barbie!
Sunday, March 12, 2006
So here is Miss Keekee.
This was the doll that my 3 year-old designed. She picked out all the yarns and told me what clothes to make. She is kinda cute and rather Anime with her big brown eyes and lucious white hair. Her dress is the bubble cardigan worked in cotton and a pearly acrylic - she is 3, it needs to be washable. The skirt is actually attached to the cardigan, I just picked up stitches on the inside at the edge of the ribbing. Voila!
Here is my first doll, Adahlia Adahlia, in her new blue outfit. I had the cardigan stuck in my head so here it is again in Lion Brand Micro-Spun and a random acrylic from a scrap swap.
Lovely job ladies. I get quite a kick out of all your work! Well done.
sisters to bianca and beth
I am so impressed with all the work that is going on here, and I expect there is a lot more. Well done everyone, the girls look great.
I had to give away a second doll this weekend which was really hard, she was the smallest yet on 2.5mm needles and 4ply wool. Here are the pics, Beatrice was the first in Nov, and Betty is the latest.
Saturday, March 11, 2006
New Digs for Xanadu
Here's Xanadu in her sassy new coat sweater, created for her by yours truly(as if she could knit it herself or something). Knit from Bernat Denim, it's a pattern that I knit as I went, and failed to write down as I went, so I think the integrity of it is lost forever. I crocheted the belt and knit the pockets from some scrap yarn, baby weight I believe. It certainly looks warm and cozy and wish it were as quick and easy to knit one for myself! Until later...
Monday, March 06, 2006
Ms. Ruby, a Southern Knitted Babe
Well here she is Ms. Ruby (My daughter loved her name, and she wanted to keep it). It was so much fun working on her, and Abbie, my daughter, was so anxious for me to complete her. I have to admit I couldn't wait to see how she was going to turn out. The clothes were so much fun to make, and I even used some scraps from dresses I had made for Abbie.
I had to steal Ms. Ruby out of sleeping Abbie's arms so I could take her picture. Ruby is a Southern girl who is ready for Spring. She is wearing a knit halter top that ties on the shoulders and a small floral print skirt. For those dressier occassions she will be able to change into the dress at her side complete with matching panties. Abbie asked if I could make Ruby a friend. Who can refuse their daughter...not me : )
The babes are multiplying again...a new chick just moved in and my boyfriend is again fearing for his safety. To be honest, he was much more involved this time around. I consulted him on Delilah's wardrobe, since I used pieces of his old pants to create her kicky khaki's. It was actually his suggestion that I make a v-neck sweater with a blouse underneath. So kudos to him for the good idea and his keen eye for updated fashion trends. It sparked some creative thinking and I designed the cable knit v-neck all by myself! It also inspired a coat sweater design that I am working on for Xanadu, though I feel that with all of these women in the house, there will be some wardrobe swapping going on. And some cat fighting perhaps?
Here's a handy idea for the babes as well...I found some teeny-tiny hair clips, which must be used by little girls, at the dollar store. They work very nicely for fun and fashionable hair styles. Until later...
Sunday, March 05, 2006
I'm just about ready to sew up my first doll and I have a question about how everyone attached the hair.
I'm probably being a bit thick here but the way I understand it you cut lengths of yarn and secure them in the center. When you attach the bundles are they lined up from the crown to the nape vertically or is each bundle laid across the top of the head and either sweep the ends back or cut bangs?
Saturday, March 04, 2006
Hi everyone! My name is Barb and I have finally completed my first knitted babe. My daughter & I decided to call her "Missy Mae" (my daughters nickname). She still needs a bit more of a wardrobe and I'm not happy with her current boots, but I'm working on it.
I had so much fun making her and I hope to make many more in the future! My daughter and my mom have already gone through the book and picked out what they want me to make.
As soon as I get another one finished, I'll be right her posting!
Friday, March 03, 2006
Thursday, March 02, 2006
I'm still having fun making these babes. This is a solid brown version of the Blue Bubbles Cardigan. I had to pick up several more stitches around the front for the button band because it was too small and would not button. This babe doesn't have an identity yet (no face or hair) and I'm still working on a skirt. I don't think I'll get tired of making these anytime soon, all of the previous ones have gone onto new homes. There are two more nieces waiting for theirs.The babe is sitting on a crocheted chair from a Kitty Couches pattern for pet beds.
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Hi! I got my book yesterday and am looking forward to makeing several of these dolls. There are two little girls within my family (ages 5 and 2) who would love them, as well as several girls belonging to friends. I have a few skeins of Knit Picks' Palette on hand from previous projects and think I'll try a sample doll out of that.
I've enjoyed reading all of your posts (which I've been doing while waiting for my book to arrive!) and seeing the pictures of your lovelies. Hope to add my own to the collection very soon.