Stitching Status: Weekend Weaving

Saturday mornings start early in my house. Since I walk my dogs Monday thru Friday before 7am, they expect the same on Saturdays and Sundays too. Fortunately, my husband typically takes the weekend shift early morning walks but while he walks them I get up and make us lattes and then settle in to knit and watch the latest episode of the Great British Baking Show. I’m obsessed with it. I’m not even a big baker but it’s such a good fun show and I learn a lot.
This Saturday I was working on the hair for the doll I’m making. It’s insane how many strands of hair go on dolls and you want them to be secure so they don’t all slide out when they’re put in the washing machine! And Cher was supervising…and napping while I worked.
I should’ve counted how many strands I wove in but I didn’t. I just wanted to get it done so that I could give her a haircut. I wasn’t one of those kids who cut their doll’s hair growing up so I was so nervous. I even contemplated taking her to the hair dresser with me this week and asking my stylist to cut it for me (she’s such an artist).
In the end she ended up with a choppy bob with layers and a nice part of the left. And now she just needs a dress! I’ve put her back down to work on the sleeves for my cousin’s hoodie since I can whip up a doll dress in about 2 hours. I finished the body on my cousin’s sweater up to the armpits and want to at least get the sleeves connected by Tuesday. Fingers crossed!

9 Replies to “Stitching Status: Weekend Weaving”

  1. That doll gets cuter every time you take a picture! I’ve got three other projects on needles or in queue right now, but… Really wondering what my scrap basket could make. That hairdo is cutting edge! Would love to be able to say I’d done it!

  2. I used to cut all my dolls’ hair until they were bald and then I’d sew up new hair made of wool… only to cut them again πŸ˜‰ so to me hair was the best part of fun when I crocheted dolls. And your doll’s haircut looks great! Well, the whole doll does.
    Give Cher a hug from me please, she’s such an adorable supervisor!

  3. What no pics of Safia’s sweater thus far???? Toes crossed too! πŸ˜‰

    1. I’m halfway through the sleeves and I was so busy this weekend I never stopped to take a pic. I’m getting there!

  4. Hello! I love this doll that you knitted! My friend Pem Hessing referred me and I’d love to have one made for my 7 year old daughter. Her name is Lucy and I want her to feel beautiful like we see her by seeing herself through a beautiful doll that looks like her. Is it possible to send you a private message to discuss?

    By the way, you may just get bombarded with inquiries from women (of color) in Oak Park, IL who are loving this doll and what inspired you to make her. πŸ™‚

    1. Oh you’re sweet but I don’t sell my work. I make for the joy of it and go through a list of projects I want to make all the time. I’m currently focusing on creating to fill in gaps in my wardrobe but thanks for your interest!

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