Pattern: Best Friend Dolls from Interweave Knits, Summer '02 with pattern corrections
Yarn: Various - Peruvian Collection Highland Wool, Peruvian Collection Pure Alpaca, School Products Cashmere, Lamb's Pride Worsted
Needles: US 5 DPNs
Recipient: Unknown (Public Interest Auction?)
Notes: Ani: she's cute and badass at the same time. As I mentioned in a previous post, Ms. DollFranco is so named because of her unintentional yet striking resemblance to Ani DiFranco, circa Dilate. I'm still looking for a little guitar for her and thinking of embroidering some tats or a Righteous Babe logo on her sweater! I'll post any of those updates later. Still trying to decide what I'll do with her - either put her up for the NYU Law Public Interest Auction later this week or send her to my five-year old niece, Lorin. Anyhoo, the pattern was pretty fun - I imagine it would be a good project for anyone just starting to learn how to use DPNs for smaller work.
Note that in these photos I have, in a slackerly manner, not taken care of her loose ends. Sorry!
Here's a stand-up shot:
I CANNOT believe I actually bought yarn for this project. So little was used! I definitely could have gotten by on scraps, and indeed, her hair and sweater are made of scrap yarn. Still, the Highland Wool was pleasant to work with. I can't say the same for the Pure Alpaca, though - I would NOT recommend this yarn to anyone who's annoyed by splitting.
My one beef with the pattern: check all these ends to be woven in!
Of course this is to be anticipated for such a small project with so many parts. There are just as many ends to be woven in her sweater as in a full-sized sweater. I should really learn to love weaving, but I don't.
This pattern can really produce some uber-cute dolls, much cuter actually than those pictured in the magazine! Thank you, James, for the lead!Posted by jess at February 22, 2005 10:32 AM