A Dolly for Mommy

I quite enjoy knitting and crocheting toys.  Unfortunately, Baby Man doesn’t care for soft toys.  If it isn’t a dinky car or a block, he doesn’t care.  I’ve tried making him several things, in hopes that one day I’ll find the right toy to bring him around.  I’ve crocheted three Planet June animals for him: the sea turtle, stegosaurus and groundhog.  I’ve knit him a simple kitty, and made a misshapen bunny too. It is a bit disheartening that he doesn’t cuddle with them. So, instead of putting work into yet another toy for him to shun, I’ve decided to make one for myself.

Polly Dolly Pieces

Those are the body pieces for Polly Dolly from Knitted Toy Tales by Laura Long. (You can see a finished Polly Dolly on the cover of the book if you follow the link.) I’m making her out of Bernat Satin in colour Camel, which isn’t the perfect skin colour, but is still working out okay.  I’m really enjoying making her, even though she is knitted flat.  Honestly, the pattern would be so much better if she was written for knitting in the round.  I’ve only seamed up one leg and I’m already taking a break. 🙂

I’m also still slogging away on Happily Ever After.  I made some changes to the layout of “Happily Ever After” at the top because I thought the words looked too squished together.  I’m hoping that I will get the three sided stitch around the border finished tonight, and get started on some of the eyelets and such.

Happily Ever After by Marie Barber - WIP

I also wanted to share some information on an exchange I am organizing over on the Rotation Stitchers board.  It is for smalls in general (biscornus, needlebooks, floss tags, etc.).  There is no theme, but the questionnaire that will be sent out will ask about your favourite motifs, etc.  If you are interested, please head over here to sign up.

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