Friday, November 07, 2008

Little Brother

Having decided I needed to use smaller needles for my next comfort doll to get a better fabric for stuffing, I ended up with the first dolls little brother

DD had started this one and has a much looser tension than me, so despite trying to take this into account when changing needles, he still ended up with baggy trousers! (actually I quite like them)

Also off the needles is my Pi shawl, just needs blocking now - if the weather ever cheers up enough for anything to dry I'll do it, but in the meanwhile here is an unblocked picture

I tried several different lace borders, but after knitting, frogging and reknitting umpteen times I still couldn't find anything that looked right to me so eventually I settled on EZ's garter stitch with semi icord, which does the job - though I'm still not 100% convinced.


Sarah said...

What cute dolls and one amazing great shawl - will you promise to model when it's all blocked?

Mandella said...

The shawl is really beautiful, even unblocked and I suddenly get the urge for a jam sandwich - Robinsons of course!

Pretentious Wombat said...

I knitted EZ's shawl and added a border from Mary Thomas' book of patterns. The picture of me on my blog shows the finished product.
Talk about a labour of love!