I love to create miniature items.
I can test colors and patterns
without launching into a six month project.
The photo at the left puts the hat and mitten photo into perspective. Elizabeth is an eighteen-inch Magic Attic doll. Her outfit is knit using Shetland jumper-weight wool and size #1 or #2 needles. The Knickerbocker pants have tiny buttons at the knees. The long socks have lace clocks on the sides. The vest border was knit using mitered corners and a stitch pattern. I built a long opening in the back of the pull-over sweater so that I can dress her without pulling her clothes over her head.
Over the years, I’ve knitted several outfits for this doll. Fingering weight yarn works well. There have been times when I tested a pattern idea on an outfit for Elizabeth then went on to make it into a people-sized item.
Elizabeth has her own guard dog, Toby. He has two jobs, guard dog and lap dog. When he is a lap dog, he prefers it when I knit socks, mittens, hats or doll clothes.
Hee… I would SO wear an outfit like that! Love it!
Toby’s a cutie, and yes, Really Fabulous Chair! (I’m a huge fan of Arts & Crafts style)
Mary Ann said:
Both Elizabeth and Toby make me smile and want to hold them. The outfit is wonderful and makes me want to knit something for Molly, my granddaughter’s American Girl doll.
sonja poor said:
Lucky doll, lucky dog, and beautiful chair. What a delightful outfit.
This is just too sweet. I was completely fooled by the first picture and thought it to be full size.
Congratulations on being quoted in the new Blossom Street book!