Which of these should I use for the cover of my doll pattern?
I’ve finished the pattern, and checked it twice. I must admit, I can’t shake this nagging feeling that as soon as I publish it someone will email me telling me that they’ve found errors. I’m feeling anxious about it because this will be the first time I’m charging for a pattern. But for now I need to choose a cover. I was all for group number two, until the girls and I frolicked around the Pratt campus with my sister this afternoon. I may have went a little photo happy :)
So, which one do you like? Did you see one you preferred over on my flickr? Let me know.
I am in big trouble. My natural tendency to become distracted is rearing its head. I have been going strong on my “work” knitting. I haven’t even been tempted to knit anything else. I had been riding a doll making high that was rather satisfying.
I went to a knitting meetup on Wednesday. There I laughed and knit with many lovely ladies. I had a great time and went home exhausted and anxious for the next time I may be able to make a meeting. Let me tell you how this wonderfully good time is to blame for my current state. One of the ladies there had on a Karate jacket by Twinkle.
Do you see now where I’m going?
I must have a chunky knit cardi. I must! I actually had dreams of wearing one. A dream, can you believe it? I hardly pay attention to what I wear when I’m awake.
The problem is, I don’t have that book. I don’t want to buy it. The Brooklyn libraries don’t have it and the NY branches copies are all checked out (except for one in SI, I don’t want it that bad). I checked Ravelry and I was tricked into thinking I had an issue of Vogue Knitting with this one in it. I’ve been thinking of buying this pattern, but I hate knitting cables. Though these shouldn’t take long. This one is also a strong contender.
I stayed up to nearly 4am knitting with two strands of Ella Rae Classic, trying to come up with something I liked the look of. I’ve had little success.
I knit on this doll sized beret for most of the day. I had to rip back three(!!!) times. Forgot to decrease, decreased too many times and in the wrong spots. I could have made an adult sized in half the time.
I’ve been working on these for days. I think I finally got them right. The only thing that remains, working out how I’m supposed to give them away once I’m done.
Missy and Son#1 have both been trying to steal her away for play time. The boy told me she was beautiful and great. Come on kid!
What do you think of this dress? I think it’s cute, but I imagined it a bit more fitted. She’s narrow under there, especially in the hip area. It’s late so Missy is asleep right now. I know I can get an honest doll fanatic opinion from her in the morning. But I want to know what you all think too.
Yesterday was Son #1’s birthday. He is three now, a little old man in a boys body. I swear it seems like he should be older. I love him, even as he drives me crazy* ;) We didn’t do much, we usually don’t for b-days, but I have a knit toy in mind just for him. I can’t wait to get started.
Thanks to him, and the delight he takes in holding dolls by the hair to make them walk, I know that this doll will hold up very well. The first one doesn’t look worse for wear and she has been man handled by all four of them.
Oh! I also have a pattern question. I still want to offer the pattern for the doll, but I would like to charge a fee. When paying for a doll pattern do you expect tutorials (photo or written) explaining how to create the face and hair? I would like to include a template for the shades the original wears and a pattern for shoes, which I am currently working on. Do you generally expect much beyond that?
*Btw, I’ve calmed down from my relatively hyped state from yesterdays post. I think the long, impromptu nap I had on the sofa earlier helped :) I can get a little excitable when stressed and low on sleep.
That is the question. I planed for it, but now I’m sort of chickening out. It has been sitting like this in my knitting basket since May. I want nice bracelet length sleeves too.
What would you do? Steek or nice pullover?
I was contacted recently by the lovely Canary Sanctuary of Canary Knits about being featured on her blog. Imagine my surprise and delight! Of course I readily agreed. As I took a peak at the other indie designers she featured I started to feel a little out of place. Those ladies kick serious design ass. I wanted to kick ass too :)
So, to get started on my ass kickin’ mission I’m releasing another freebie, the Oops! Hat pattern.
I can’t wait to see if anyone knits one up!
Well, back to work :)