My current work in progress:

Aspen, designed by Michele Wang, knit from Elsa Wool Woolen Spun Worsted Weight Cormo

Wendy Used to Knit

I’m thinking about changing my online name to Wendy-Used-to_Knit.

It’s not so much that I’ve gone off knitting, more that I’ve rediscovered sewing. I am now knitting maybe one night a week and the rest of the evenings are devoted to handsewing doll clothes. Here are some recent creations.

Stays for Felicity:

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And the back:

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A dress for Molly:

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A dress for Samantha:

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And a dress for Kirsten:

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And Loki is keeping up with his nap schedule!

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Happy Birthday, Loki!

Today is my sweet boy’s sixth birthday!

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So far today, he has had his little nose kissed several thousand times and has been told what a good boy he is around 100,000 times.

I did very little knitting over the past week. What I’ve been up to (among other things):

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A dress for Felicity!

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I think she likes it.

And a dress for Molly:

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Both of these dresses I sewed by hand rather than by machine. More time-consuming, but a lot more satisfying!

In the comments, there was a request to see the fabric I’m going to use to line my Aspen coat. Here it is:

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And here are the buttons:

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I am working on the last sleeve, so some progress is being made.

Sleeves

All the sewing I have been doing has put a big dent in my knitting time, but I did finish the first sleeve of Aspen last weekend. I am planning on lining this coat: I am going to us Liberty Tana Lawn for a nice lightweight lining. In order to do this, I need to […]

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Aspen Sleeve

The winner of my review copy of  Knit Noro: Accessories 2: 30 More Colorful Little Knits by Sixth&Spring Books is Denny Stein, who has been emailed. Thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway. And look! I still knit! I have finished the body of Aspen and am working on a sleeve. But I […]

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Knit Noro: Accessories 2

I have another book to review: This is Knit Noro: Accessories 2: 30 More Colorful Little Knits by Sixth&Spring Books. As you might have surmised from the title, it has 30 patterns for various accessory items: Hats, wraps, cowls, gloves, and socks.All worked in glorious Noro yarns. You can take a look at the projects […]

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