Thursday, October 4, 2012

Knitting in August and September!

Wow! I haven't updated my blog since July! How does time fly away from me so quickly!
The first part of August I made this awesome hunter for my grandson.

Little brother removed his eyes, and of course you know a hunter cannot hunt without his eyes. 
So I made new ones! 
I got them looking up to much. I need some more practice making eyes.
I made this cute Jean Greenhowe teddy bear for my one-year-old sweetie. 
This sock monkey went to one of my James, who just turned three. 
This nativity turned out better than this picture, because I made some changes after I did the pictures. 
I changed the color on the green figure's robe. I found the right color of yarn so I made the change. I also changed Mary's lips, so they are a bit less profound. 
I got a bit sidetracked from my birthday knitting and started a little doll. She is a traveling doll! And she is just so much fun. There are 13 ladies in our group and the dolls will spend about a month with each of us. The first place my doll goes is to Arkansas, then she will travel to Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Poland, England, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and then back home. I will receive their dolls in the reverse order. The doll from Canada was just here and she in on her way. 
This is the first doll I made. I named her Cindy and I have redone her face more than once. 
Here she is before. 
and  after.
She even has straight pins for earrings! 
 I think I might still redo her eyes, just for the practice. 
Her face got too much paint and when I felted her, her head got too wobbly. I wasn't happy with her  so I made another doll. But she is a very nice host doll for all our visitors!  Her name is Thia. Even though I like Cindy's hair better Thia is the one traveling! Her hair is 100% wool Kool-aid dyed and it's nice too. :)
It has been so much fun to have Callie and Cathy visiting from Canada! It says there are only 127 pictures on there, but I think it's more than 150. Here they are helping me make bread! 
We took tons of pictures. Here we are at Shoshone Falls! 

I also made Callie a cute little Jean Greenhowe Teddy bear! 
And some new dresses! We all make a new outfit for everyone! 
I gathered some post cards and a few things to send on her way to Arkansas. 
This is such a fun adventure! 
I also made some roses for Natalie.

 Now I'm working on some gloves for Joe! 
I always have something planned! I love life and have tons of fun!