I made some things! Some of these things went smoothly and happily, and one of these things made me angrier than I can even express in words.
Luckily, they all turned out beautifully (frustration aside), and the recipients seem quite pleased.
Rowan got some lovely fingerless mitts.
October got a cute little hat with the some of the leftover yarn from Rowan's mitts.
got a perfectly scaled down cowl, which was a stitch for stitch scaling
using fingering weight yarn and size 1 US needles (worked exactly to
Human scaled pattern).
was my first successful scaling down. Now I feel a little more ready to
MAYBE tackle some of the beautiful baby and toddler sweater patterns in
the knitting books I've gotten over the years for my Yo-SD sized dolls.
Osaka/Allister helped me to figure out both the weight of yarn I
needed to use, and the correct needle to get the right gauge, so I will
probably ask for her help in doing that to size down the baby sweaters.
I want to make a very particular sweater from one of the books
but I don't have the book in front of me so I can't easily recall the
name of it.
My next project I think will be a Ravenclaw scarf
for Robbie though, because he would be Ravenclaw. Which is funny to me,
because Ro (also a self-doll) is definitely Hufflepuff, I sort as a
Gryffindor, and 11 year old me would have most definitely been a
I think when I get Ro back onto a body he will
get a Hufflepuff scarf and a hat with a Badger on it in house colors. I
also think I want a Draco doll (I had someone in mind but that company
is temporarily discontinuing production), and he will need Slytherin
colors. Zephi may get Gryffindor colors. Someone will at any rate.
should be noted the Hogwarts theme is partially what's gotten me back
into knitting. All of the above projects have been made for the Hogwarts
at Ravelry group, and while my hands and ache a bit from the cowl, over
all I feel much more productive.