I was cruising right along with this little doll. The pattern is in this book. Legs were knit during coffee and breakfast, body at lunch, clothes through the dinner hours. The top few body rows, head and arms had to wait a day. I ran out of yarn and quickly plied some singles that were waiting on my spools. I wanted the body to felt uniformly so after plying I wet and fulled the new skein, hanging it to dry overnight. The next day I was off and running again. Once everything was knit, it was time to stuff. The body will be felted, therefore I couldn't stuff it with wool so I used bamboo. I was skeptical when I began and my concern turned out to be accurate. Not enough bamboo fill. It will take a trip to Bend (50 miles away) in order to purchase more. So she waits. She's much more patient than I am.
You know how I love poetry. Imagine how excited I was to find this beautiful linen bound, gold embossed first edition by James Whitcomb Riley at our library sale. I should have taken more pictures. The details in this book.. stunning. Richly illustrated inside and out with tissue endpapers... My heart is beating a bit faster just describing it.
Joining Ginny's Yarn Along
and Frontier Dreams