As we noticed, it had sort of a nice gradient when I wound it on the bottle so I knew I wanted to make something that worked from top down so that the finished piece would also look nice. Lately I've been sort of obsessed with the knit and crochet clothing items made for Ears and Dears' dolls, especially the shell shawl, so I figured I would try my hand at making one.
Looking around Ravelry, I decided to go with the fantastically named Knock Knock Knock Penny shawl by Anke Spilker. Of course it would need a few modifications, but I really loved the look of it, so I set to work. Since this was going to be such a small shawl, I firstly halved the starting chain from 100 to 50. I know after my first sweater, that 50 is a good number for Anthos' circumference measurement. Im using the same 1.3mm hook as before and jumped straight in following rows 1-3 as written.
|I'm going to go blind as well as get arthritis|
|a rough chart|
|ready for tea and garden parties|
As I still had at least half of the blue dyed yarn left I wanted to make something else. For some reason I kept thinking a silly pixie hat with point would look really cute on Anthos, so I went back to Ravelry and picked the Pixie Bonnet by Shara Lambeth. This hat is so simple and easy to make, that I kind of want to make myself one now.
|the flat piece gets seamed up the back, then you make the ties|
Time to complete: 3 hours
It's a good thing I don't own other dolls or I would be making clothes left and right.
Next week's post is on what I did with the two other colors from my dye lots.