Its been a busy, sad, creative week around here.
Our refrigerator decided to go on the fritz so it had to be cleaned out, the contents moved to the refrigerator in our camper, and a repairman called to come fix it.
Laundry has been mountainous! But I think I am finally getting back on top of it. When 4 guys come home from a great week a camp and dump a weeks worth of dirty laundry x 4 in the laundry room, things get out of whack fast. :)
The weather has been so hot. The kind of hot that almost takes your breath away.
Around midnight last Sunday evening, my son Donnie received a call that his good friend had been killed in an auto accident. A 17 year old young man, who never met a stranger and was every bodies friend went out into eternity. There have been lots of tears and good memories being talked of. So sad. I can't imagine getting a call like that.
I've been working on 2 dolls. I successfully came up with 2 new knitted underwear patterns and I'm feeling pretty accomplished over that.
The first will be for my dolls that have all knitted clothing. They are more like wool shorties but I like them and they cover well besides being cute and totally knit in the round.
The other pattern is for my dolls who will wear a smocked dress. I like these so much! I've been thinking about how to do long underwear for a week. I'm sure as I do more they will get easier and maybe I'll get a better idea about doing the straps at the arms but for now I am more than pleased with these "long" underwear.
They button at the shoulders. I still need to sew the buttons on. They are so cute! This pair is knit out of a bamboo/silk combo. Interesting yarn to work with. It is very soft and has a nice sheen to it. I thought it would be hard to knit with because the yarn fibers seemed to come apart easy but I didn't have any trouble at all and it knit up real nice. It has a nice drape to it too. I don't know where to get it again. I found it a year or so ago on the clearance shelf of my favorite yarn store and bought it thinking it would be nice for doll unders.
I made a pink haired doll this week and at first I couldn't make up my mind if I liked it or not. I'm more of a "natural hair color only" girl. But the more I've worked on this dolly, Paisley is her name, the more I like her with her pink hair. I'll still be doing mostly natural hair colors but the idea I had for her wouldn't go away. So, I had to bring my idea to life. Who knows there may be more pink haired girls hiding in the recesses.