Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Weekend Of Miniatures




Not the whole weekend, and really not that many miniatures. But I did make a few tiny items. DD1 wanted a sock key chain, so I knit up this. The cell phone is for scale. She likes it, but tells me that she would really like another one made in the same yarn I used for Mandy's ankle socks. Her key chain collection is amazing for someone who only has 1 or 2 keys.





And I knit this, it took about 40 minutes to construct. Now I know that all the Barbies in the house have pants .... somewhere. I know that these dolls have a much more extensive wardrobe than I do, and I have spent a small fortune on keeping these dolls in fashionable attire. But for some reason, the only thing we could find to cover this doll is an evening gown, and of course a brand new, hand knit, raglan sweater. So really not a whole weekend of minis, but a few.




And these are on their way to Arizona, to SWTC. It is TOFUtsies in color 789. I really did like knitting with this yarn. There will be more in my future I am sure. And I usually don't block my socks that I knit for myself. The sock blockers are just to take pretty pictures of the socks. But these socks were so nice blocked, I may have to change my thinking on the whole sock blocking thing.
The afghan continues to grow and socks are being knit ... and frogged. More later.



16 comments:

Karen said...

Kaitlin will need keychains once she really starts driving, but if she doesn't want it...
And the Barbie sweater is cute, maybe she will start a new fashion trend with her lovely combination. And I'm so happy your patterns are getting published. You create such wonderful designs and really need to be in print.

Bonnie D. said...

Love those socks!

Rhonda said...

Have you seen the miniature sock blockers? I got a bunch of those and knit the socks for gifts. Now I'm doing the earrings ... like I'm not already "nuts"! I use to crochet doll clothes for my daughter's Barbie when she was young. A whole suitcase full. Best dressed doll in town! Now she has little girls of her own & I'm still crocheting doll clothes ... but maybe soon ... I'll knit some.

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Oops, I wasn't logged into my reg. account ... this is the other rhonda.

Deb said...

Oh Barbie, you look so cuuuuuuuuuute!

~Tonia~ said...

Cute little sock. Love the fact that the barbie has knitted attire too.

Those socks look great. I need to get some sock blockers too.

hakucho said...

Love your teeny tiny sock and Barbie's sweater. Lovely socks as well!

happy knitting :)

Brenda said...

Wonderful socks!

I can't imagine knitting a Barbie sweater, but that one looks great!

Diane said...

What a cute little sock. That would drive me NUTS!

Sheila said...

The miniatures are very cute. The Barbie sweater is great. I use my sock blockers mainly to photograph. Half the time I want the washed socks to "shrink" down so they stay up better! I have more pictures of the west on my blog.

Monika said...

Love the mini sock, the Raglan is adorable and the socks look wonderful!

Kathy said...

Oh I love the mini's. I have never done the Barbie knitting, but someday!

Did you eat mini chocolate chips or mini marshmallows while you minnied?

Jknits said...

I don't dare show my dd the barbie doll sweater - I'm sure I'd be knitting an entire store of them!

Helen said...

Gorgeous socks as always!

I've never knitted miniatures, they look very cute.

Carol said...

I am working on socks right now Tofutsies and I am liking this yarn...it does split a little but I do like the looks of it...cute little sock there too...

Kathy said...

Barbie sweater wonderful. I've never....