Saturday, 6 March 2010

As I Lie Here In My Bed

I have spent all day in bed. It's not the depression (I can cope with that, I think) but the nasty cold that I have that has brought about this state of affairs.

I spent much of this morning sleeping, colds have that effect on me, and this afternoon I have spent my time watching television and knitting. The doll's jacket now only needs its sleeves, and I am working on the first of those at the moment, to finish it.

One of the things that I have discovered about knitting toys and their garments is that they can actually take longer to make than those for a baby. Lots of little pieces that don't necessarily take particularly long to knit but are fiddly and time-consuming to sew together and finish off. However, having said that, I am quite enjoying this foray into toy making and I can't wait to see the finished doll in all her finery.

So I shall spend the rest of this evening half watching television as I work on two little sleeves. Victoria's clothes will hopefully be finished as far as knitting is concerned either tomorrow or Monday. Then the work begins on creating Victoria herself. I have read the instructions and I don't think that she is going to cause too much of a problem although creating her features is likely to be a bit of a challenge as they are embroidered on and I want to make sure that she doesn't end up with one eye higher than the other, or a lopsided smile, and her hair should be interesting. It's made in the form of a wig which is knitted using a loop stitch and then applied to her head.

I am sure that she will look beautiful when she is finished but there is a long way to go yet, so I guess I shall have to stop pounding the keyboard and starting clicking the needles.

1 comment:

Lily said...

I hope your cold doesn't last too long! Hot honey and lemon is the way forward!