Water Lilies and Dollies

I’ve realized that when one has a toddler days rarely go as planned.  Take today: Baby Man and I were going to go out to have fish and chips for lunch since Daddy had gone out for a business meeting.  We weren’t going to let a little rain stop us.  Unfortunately, halfway to the restaurant (which is a block away) he had his first real meltdown.  I carried him all the way home, and he cried for about a half an hour.  I feel sorry for the little guy because I know he doesn’t really understand why he is so upset, but, my goodness, that is not something I want to go through again.  I’m very proud of myself for keeping my temper, even when he totally lost his.

On to the good stuff! This morning I finally finished up Polly Dolly from Knitted Toy Tales. She is knit from Bernat Satin in Camel (skin), White (dress), and Mocha (hair and eyes).  Her shoes are Mary Maxim Starlette in Black, and her mouth is some Week’s Dye Works in Old Red Paint.  I gave her a bit of a crooked smile on purpose because I knew if I tried to give her sweet little lips it would end up looking funny anyway. (My Ravelry project page for Polly Dolly is here.)

Polly Dolly by Laura Long (Knitted Toy Tales)

This week I also crocheted Planet June’s next to newest pattern, Water Lily.  I’m sure you can guess that this was a must do for me!  It was done in Bernat Satin and some unknown sport weight yarn. (There are more details on my project page here.)

Water Lily by Planet June

I have been cross stitching a little, but I have to admit that I haven’t felt very inspired. However, I talked to Cathy at Victoria Sampler and she is doing her best to get my the box for Christmas Treasures, and that has prompted me to pull it out again and try to get it finished for Christmas. (Yes, the wedding sampler is languishing. I will get back to it, but I’m aiming for the beginning of August now.)

Christmas Treasures by Victoria Sampler (WIP)

A few other notes: Victoria Sampler is having a sale on some of their accessory packs this weekend.  You need to poke around in the catalogue to find them. I remember seeing some of the birthday rolls and a few of the later letter samplers.  Also, Châtelaines’ 10% sale ends very soon! You have until midnight CEST to make your purchases.

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2 Responses to Water Lilies and Dollies

  1. Giovanna says:

    Love you’re doll, she’s really cute! And beautiful stitching on the VS piece.

  2. Giovanna says:

    Aaaaargh! Should have been “your doll”, sorry!!!