A few months ago, I wrote about Little Miss's baby dolls, and lamented, "And she would bathe them if we'd let her, but none of them are really built for that." Of course, her grammy couldn't allow that situation to continue; Little Miss was presented with a water-safe baby in short order.
But the baby (dubbed "Pee Pee Penny" for her propensity to drip) has one (other) flaw--she's nekkid, except for her diaper and goggles. This has led my Little Miss to constantly want to wrap Pee Pee Penny in my kitchen towels to keep her warm.
Picture every kitchen towel in the house, drug across the floor and needing to be washed. Daily.
It's a miniature version of the workshop lace blanket I made for my baby niece this past winter. I made a mistake in the first few repeats of the lace row--it's supposed to be more centered--but rather than starting over, I decided to just repeat the mistake for the rest of the blanket. Pee Pee Penny was getting cold waiting for me to get done, there was no time to be persnickety.
Thus far, it has not completely eliminated the kitchen towel raids, but it has lessened them. Well worth a skein of scrap yarn and a few hours time.
[P.S. Confidential to Little Miss's grandmothers and aunties looking for birthday/Christmas ideas: Doll quilts?]