Monday, November 29, 2004

Anniversary gift revealed

So you have heard about the belated anniversary gift that was in progress? Here it is:

A pair of wedding dolls!

See, I told you I was in a toy-making phase.
Anyway, I was done with it on Thursday.

More FOs!
On Saturday, I decided to ransack WIPs and found a "coming-to-3-an-a-half-years" of age hoodie pullover. Nothing fancy, it was a pattern out of Woman's Weekly (UK) and I had knitted it using 12 ply Magnum. There was only one sleeve and the hoodie to seam up. What's the problem?

I looked closer and realized that the sleeves are a different dyelot from the rest. Now as I do recall, it's the usual "I-bought-too-little-and-realized-that-I-didn't-have-enough-yarn" situation. After knitting it, I decided it didn't appeal to me enough and threw it aside (kinda hoping that time will cause fading and evening out of colors?) And I *thought* it was a little too big, even enough it's meant for my younger sister.

Nevertheless, Mom saw and egged me on to finish it. Boy, am I glad. It feels so good to finish something. No pictures but I would try and post when it's gone through the washes. I tried it on -- for something that's acrylic, this is pretty warm.

And the fairisle bordered/cabled sweater?
I am sure you know what I did -- I just took hold of the sleeves today and started frogging to the beginnings of the cables. Started re-knitting. It looks much better now IMHO. Frogging is not scary; it's just the amount of time spent doing and un-doing. I guess one can pretty much compare it to the half-cup full; half-cup empty situation.

I prefer to see it as half-cup full and take it as a learning -- READ MORE CAREFULLY FROM NOW ON!

Just in case you are wondering why I have been so productive the past week:-
I've been given a week's worth of medical leave for my wisdom tooth extraction. And during the course, had developed some drug allergies. It didn't make me feel better but I was itching and scratching. Knitting became the therapy to keep my hands busy.
Not only that, I am determined to reduce the number of WIPs I have and promote them to FO status. I have never been more motivated. It must be the last confession post that made me see the problems and confront them head on!


Anonymous said...

Hi Emy, The wedding dolls look great ! I have a wedding doll kit sitting in my stash. Unfortunatley, I cannot expect finish them until next year ....

Eva/ HK

Doreen on Mon Nov 29, 03:24:00 PM GMT+8 said...


The pair of dolls look really really very nice. Where did you get the patterns?

Happy knitting.

Chie on Mon Nov 29, 09:14:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Those dolls look just too cute! I too am very, very curious where the pattern come from. :)

emy on Tue Nov 30, 12:48:00 PM GMT+8 said...

Hi Chie and Doreen,

The patterns are from Jean Greenhowe. She's a British designer. In fact, Doreen, I bought the pattern booklets from Spotlight Singapore though they have gone up dramatically in prices due the sterling pound exchange. Used to be only around S$6+ but now it's double the price!



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