I had a bad case of twitchy fingers last week. It was a need-to-knit-for-good-mental-sanity situation, but I didn't want to do anything big or even really go buy yarn.
To get my fix, I decided that all the dolls in the house needed new sweaters from my scrap bin. After all, we're going into summer in Kansas, so, um....they might get cold....or something?
I've done a little knitting for dolls before, and I always find that the hardest part is customizing the pattern to fit--e.g. the pattern you like is for a seventeen inch Waldorf doll, but you have a thirteen inch Cabbage Patch. The good thing is, unlike with wriggly children, with dolls you can try the clothes on as you work and make little modifications. The fact that they don't complain is worth the small added difficulties.
Without further adieu, our "babies" and their new sweaters....
Our buddy "Jamie" got a Hooded Sweater for a Cabbage Patch Doll.
Sweet "Olivia" is even more adorable in her Butterfly Shrug.
And good old "Baby" got a Waldorf Doll Knit Pinny.
Tell me, do you make clothes for your kids' dolls? And if so, any favorite patterns I should know about?