Off to the Big Smoke
This knitalong is for those interested in the knitted and stitched dolls featured in Claire Garland’s book, Knitted Babes. Please share your creations from the book and send photos of your Babes on their travels and with your friends and family. You can post as much—or as little—as you wish. Email knitalong (AT) Interweave (DOT) com to join!
Hi everyone. I recieved my Palette yarn from knit picks - and I love the colors! I also got size 3 single point needles from Joann's and ordered size 2 and 2.5 from online (for making the clothes). I started my first Babe using the size 3 needles (to check a guage). My gauge with this yarn using #3 needles is: 1 inch = 7.5 stiches and 9.5 rows (right at the recommended gauge for the pattern in the book).
This is my Maya. As you can see she is waiting forlornly to go to her new home, where Fred is already settling in. I'm sure she's looking for the sea, since she can smell it on the wind, and the seagulls are letting her know it's not so far away. In the meantime, she sits glancing out of the window hoping for a glimpse of her new friends.
(Wini)Fred is now on her way to make a little girl's Birthday wish come true. I made her (similar to my first attempt) using the same needles as the pattern requests, no gauge swatches (tut tut), pink bargain dk for body etc, and for the light pink (hair) and dark pink (dress) found one ball of each colour of Elle's Velluto in a bargain bin. She wanted an 'up-do' so has a floppy quiff, and for the observant, yes her wings are on upside down but I found the weight of the felt decoration the "correct" way round just meant they folded over and curled into nothing.
Hi - I am brand new to the blog and have been enjoying looking at all of your beautiful and creative babes. You are so talented! And so nice to share your ideas, your Babes, and your informaiton/insights. Thank you so much for letting me be a part of this fabulous group!