I think I'm going nuts!!! There are so many things I want to do right now!
Between sweater projects, while waiting for my yarn to arrive from Knit Picks, I finished this beret. I used Paton's silk bamboo yarn. It's sooo soft and wonderful to work with, but slightly pricey. I wish I could afford to make a whole sweater from it.
So that's my ONE finished project.
Now for the MANY that I want to work on in the next few weeks.
Proposed Project #1
First is The Doll! I've been following a blog by an artist and dollmaker from Maine named Dixie Redmond. For the past five years she has been documenting and studying Izannah Walker dolls. Ms. Walker was a dollmaker in the mid-eighteen hundreds and made the most delightful folk art dolls.
You can check out originals and dolls made by Dixie's students here http://izannahwalkerworkshop.blogspot.com/
Recently Dixie has published an e-book detailing her research for making a representation of an Izannah doll. Of course, I had to purchase one! And yesterday we went to Michael's and collected all the supplies for sculpting and painting.
Way back in my creating history, I made reproductions of antique porcelain dolls. This endeavor required hundreds of plaster molds, jars of liquid porcelain slip, a kiln, wigs, eyes, shoes, fabric for dresses and scads of other supplies too numerous to mention. The molds and kiln are still cluttering up the basement and the rest of the stuff is taking up space in the attic.
But I still love old dolls!!! So here I go again!
Proposed project #2
The Braids cardigan by Deb Gimmell at Cabin Fever.
I love her designs because they are knit all in one piece and there are no seams. A knit along for this cardigan will begin on Nov. 7 on Ravelry and I'm gonna do it!
Proposed Project #3
Start a rug!
Since I missed Halloween and Thanksgiving is fast approaching, I thought that going straight for Christmas would be the best idea.
Better transfer the pattern to backing. Is there hope of finishing by Dec. 24th?
Proposed Project #4
For quite a while I've been wanting to make a tailored jacket from a Connie Crawford pattern (Butterick). In fact I have FOUR different pieces of fabric set aside for this purpose! I think I'll start with this herringbone twill.
It has a nice winter look.
That's it! Project Optimism! Ha-ha! Maybe two out of four???
Oooops! No time for housework! He-he!
Deiter will have plenty of opportunity to sit by my side while I work. And chew the cord on the camera.
I love these big fat furry paws!!!
Have a great week!