Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Busy Weekend

I've been battling a crippling headache all day. I finally relented and asked B for a neck rub - life has been better since then. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be headache-free. In the meantime, here's a glimpse of my weekend.

In the works are two (and an accidental half) Waldorf dolls. One is using the Lillipals pattern and the other is the basic Waldorf doll pattern - both by Adirondack Patterns. The morbid disembodied head was a goof up. I sized the patterns differently than the instructions call for (I don't have a printer so I trace it from my laptop screen). While making the head for the larger doll, I totally forgot and ended up with a head that was way too small. So now I have a head for my *next* doll.

My sheet-yarn ball from Friday's post is more than half used now. I don't have a crochet hook large enough so I've been using my fingers. It works, but my hand cramps after a while. In any event, I like the way my rug is looking. The holey pajama pants that I'm currently wearing are likely to join said rug after my next load of laundry.

Out of nowhere I've had a slew of Etsy orders. I'm so grateful for the people who want to own my creations. I've been feeling guilty, though. I'm a bit gnomed out. I'm having such a grand time making dolls and knitting for my friends and family. My Etsy shop is seriously lacking because of this. But I think I've decided to give myself permission to neglect the Etsy shop for a while. I'll still take custom orders (anything I've made, I can pretty much make again). The regular stocking, though, is going to take a break. An official break, at any rate.

I spent Saturday test knitting something completely adorable for Emily of Yarn Miracle. I'm not sure yet if I'm allowed to share pictures of my finished cuteness. I'll add a picture in once I hear from her. In any event - you should hightail it to her shop. It is packed full of squishy wonderfulness. I can personally attest that her patterns are extremely well written, easy to follow, and packed with helpful pictures.

Right. And now I'm off to crochet hair for the huge doll, put the Elf and Imp to bed, and watch B play Skyrim. Life is good.


  1. You are one very talented woman! The little doll bodies are very impressive and so are the gnomes, but I really love the rug. With your fingers you crocheted it? Fantastic!

  2. Looks like you've been bitten by the doll making bug! I've been giving myself permission to neglect my shop (and blog) a bit, too. I think it is about time I get back to it, though.This time of year, the end of winter, just makes me want to hibernate and stop awhile til spring comes. Love the spring gnomes, btw. Whenever you're feeling up to it I'd love a set of those myself. :)

  3. One can never have too many disembodied heads (and arms & legs) lying around the house, as far as I'm concerned!


  4. THAT is one weekend full of beautifully crafted riches! I LOVE that emerging carpet.