My current work in progress:

Seaforth designed by Alice Starmore, knit in British Breeds 5-ply Guernsey Wool on US 3 needles.


Paging Doctor Molly

She’s all ready for the O/R!

Actually, the doctor scrubs are not for Molly — they are on their way to someone who is in the middle of an extended hospital stay. She has an AG doll (Julie) who will don the scrubs to cheer her up!

My other project this week:

This is a Samantha doll — not mine. She came to be with her hair hacked off for me to restore. The girl who gave her a haircut is an adult and having a birthday soon and her mom is giving her back her Samantha. The doll was in nice shape — I just had to give her new hair and clean a few marks off her. I think she looks very happy in her bright new dress!


Some questions from recent blog comments . . .

Lee asked: What are you working on to and from work now?

The answer is nothing — I read a book, and have done so for years. The train is usually too crowded and uncomfortable for me to knit.

Barbara asked how/when I learned to sew and knit. I learned to knit before I learned to read — my mother would cast on some stitches for me and I figured out how to knit from pictures in a “How-to” book. As few sewing., I’m not exactly sure how I learned, but I learned how to use my mom’s sewing machine when I was pretty young. I made my first dress at around age 9.

And I did take Home Ec where we were taught to sew . . . except I already know how and was pretty much making my own clothes at that point. This was in 7th grade so I guess I was 12 or 13 then.

Gina in the SF Bay Area asked what group I am in for Camp Loopy. I am a brontosaurus!

And P.S. to Anita — thanks for the offer — I’ll email you and let you know the types of things I am always looking for in case it’s something you happen to have in your inventory!

And Loki says a sleepy hello!


  1. I love these dolls and learning more about them. How do you restore their hair?

  2. catspaw says:

    How did you rehab the hair of the Samantha doll? Are you a wigmaker too? And the scrubs are so cute and such a good idea.

  3. I, too, would like to know how you restored Samantha’s hair. Thank you.

  4. Barbara A. says:

    Ohhhhhh, Wendy! Thanks SO much for answering our questions. I had a feeling you learned to knit and sew at a very young age. I’m sure your mom was VERY happy, not to mention impressed! You are making so many people happy with all your God-given talents!

  5. Oh the things we do to our dolls and toys! I had a friend who actually sheared her little black lamb and waited patiently for it’s wool to grow back. She told me about this when she was actually 15.

  6. Val Champ says:

    Wendy I love the doll clothes that you are making. I am downsizing my sewing things and came across a nice amount of lace trims that are doll sized. If you would like to have them send me an email and I will put them in the mail. I would like them to go to a good home.

  7. Adorable! I bet Molly will be the perfect medicine. 🙂

  8. Where do you get all these American Girl dolls?

  9. Lovely..