Saturday, 14 January 2012

The Latest Projects

While sorting through boxes at the shop I found this little Rosebud doll...

Naked Rosebud

She obviously needed something to cover her nakedness, so I looked out this book...

The Rosebud Twins book

...and decided to make the bridesmaid dress which was on the front.

Bridesmaid pattern

I had to hunt a bit for the needles (old imperial size 15!) and eventually found a set of sock needles I had bought at a brocante in France some years ago.  I tried them in my needle gauge, but they were smaller than the smallest size... I think they are 1.5mm, which I reckon is about right.  They are really fine.

No 1.50 needle

The thread I am using is a Bergere de France mercerised cotton - also pretty fine.  The needle size recommended on the ballband is 1.75mm so I think it will be OK.

This is the beginning of the dress...

Rosebud bridesmaid dress just started

...you can see how small the stitches are.  I think it's the smallest gauge thing I've ever made, and I thought it would be terrible to knit, but I'm actually enjoying it, although it's slow going!

The Latest Sock

I have just started another pair of socks to keep me going through this cold weather.  This time it's a yarn called Trekking XXL, and the colours developing are beautiful...

Trekking socks

4 comments:

Stocki said...

I can't bear to see naked dolls either... they look so embarassed don't they! I shall look forward to seeing her in all her finery :)x

moleymakes said...

Oh this brings back memories. I used to knit for my dolls when I was little. I then found myself doing the same thing when my daughter was little. I even knitted for my sons' Action Man figures lol.

Love the colours on your socks :)

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Those are tiny needles! Can't wait to see what the clothing will turn out to be.

Enjoyed your blog and I shall return!

Pearly Queen said...

Thanks for all your comments - so far I am getting nowhere fast as I keep making mistakes...