While I work away on my larger projects, I managed to squeeze in a few small ones as well. It helps to keep me entertained.
First up, I made a doll's cardigan. Here's a funny little story. My girls attend Rainbows. Each week a different girl gets to take the little Rainbow doll home, and you are supposed to do fun stuff with your doll, and then write about it in her travel journal. Since I have twins, they each get a doll to take home instead of just one of them. One doll has a sweatshirt, and the other does not (I think perhaps because she is the neglected "back up" doll). So I thought I would be nice and knit a wee cardigan for the one that was cold. Mainly I did it because the girls were fighting constantly about which doll got the sweat shirt.
It is adorable, really, it is. And I don't normally say that about the things I make. My daughters HATE it! They refused to use it, even though I keep putting it back on her. Oh well, best intentions right? Well last night at Rainbows when we were leaving a different girl had the doll to take home. And I noticed that the doll she was holding was wearing the sweater I had made. Apparently it was a big hit with everyone else, so much so that now she is the chosen doll instead of the other one. I feel vindicated.
Lastly, I made this totally cute and utterly adorable Chubby Chirp. I do not normally go in for knitted toys--I find all the little parts you have to sew together totally intimidating. However, as you know I finished the baby blanket for my friend and was getting ready to ship it off to California. Then I thought..............my friend has a 2 year old, and wouldn't he feel sad if he didn't get anything in the parcel. The Chubby Chirp was born. I wasn't sure about his colours because it was a variegated yarn (now finally finished from my stash) but everyone around here agrees she's pretty darn cute. I'm making another in red right now, with the leftover from the blanket. Totally baby safe, yarn eyes and all!
That's all for me, I'm off to knit on my top secret project. I finally got it started yesterday and that green yarn is a dream!