Sunday, January 8, 2012

My latest knitting projects...

I have been working on this doll for my little neice Maddy for a while now as time and schedule would permit. It was a lot of fun to make and I will, at some point in the future, make another for my grandbaby hope chest. I was really tickled with how well it turned out!

While doing this project I learned some new techniques like the curly q hair, a new style of increase, an interesting way to embroider the eyes, and how to make knees! 

I loved knitting the button nose,

her little toes,

and she even has a little outie belly button!

Not to mentione the outfit of clothes and a matching hat for dolly and Maddy!

I don't think Maddy quite new what to think of her at first. She also did not want to wear her hat (she doesn't like hats but her momma says she has to wear one!) But with encouragement from her big sisters Morgan, Sammy and Amanda, she was soon wearing it with a smile!

Anyone who knows me, knows I always have a pair of socks on the needle. This pair was made while my mom was in surgery, during visiting hours at the hospital, and when Mom and I knitted together during Mom's recovery before I returned to PA.

They were made for my office mate Amy who held down the office while I was away.

As you can see, she has happy feet!

Next up, an overdue high school graduation present for another neice, a pair of socks for my son Tim, and finishing my son & daughter~n~laws afghan. Yes Samantha, I will finish yours first!!!

What do you have on the needles?


  1. Oh Tina! She turned out great! I am still trying to finish the pair of socks for Michael you saw last time, and I finished all three hats for the kids, and now I have a baby blanket for my soon to arrive niece! (Just found out she was a she!)

  2. Hey dig those groovy socks girl! The doll is adorable! I'm sure it will be a favorite!
    Got your message about the festival. Love to go!!! Unfortunately I have to work.
    I'm work'n those needles making socks from the book Sock Knitting Master Class by Ann Budd. Big fun!

  3. Your GM and GGM would get a big chuckle out of seeing this!! Great job, girl!

  4. What a wonderful gift for the little girl. She looked precious in the hat too. The Dollie looked SUPER!

  5. I LOVE your little doll. She's adorable and I know her new friend will love her, too.

    What pattern did you use to make her?

  6. Oh my goodness! I'm so far behind on blogs ... glad I decided to catch up a bit today! The doll is adorable, and I want to know how you got it to "look exactly like" Maddie?
    Amazing! Great job!!!!!
    (Love the socks too!)

  7. The doll is lovely! I also love the very trendy socks. I haven't knitted at all lately and reading your post today has put me in the mood.
    Martha & Bailey permitting....!