Saturday, June 29, 2013

Arne and Carlos dolls

Last year I refound my knitting passion when I spotted the book: Christmas ornament knitting from Arna and Carlos. A few years earlier I took up knitting simply because I wanted to master it. My mother taught me when I was small but it never really got the hang of it. So a few years ago I knitted a few sweaters. Knitting a sweater is really a big commitment for me because it takes a lot of time! Especially because I never was really interested in my own knitted sweaters so they just remained in the closet. The Christmas ornaments seemed a perfect project to get back into the knitting game. Finishing one never took more than three evenings (my way of counting creative time) and they looked great. So Arne and Carlos's new book, knitting dolls looked like another very promising new project especially because my eldest is really in the doll playing phase. Over Easter Arne and Carlos had a nice book containing a bunny.
At that moment I was totally into crocheting and I made adjusted the pattern somewhat to make a crochet version . When I got the doll book I got the same giddy feeling as when I got the Christmas ornament book. It is just so nice to look at all the pictures. flipping through the pages was like flipping through an illustrated cookbook. You simply want to try them all immediately. Not only the dolls look amazing they come with a bunch of clothes!

Knitting a doll took me around 6 evenings and I enjoyed it a lot. If you are considering to start up knitting (again) but are wondering what to make, this is very recommendable!

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