Monthly Archives: December 2012

American Girl Doll Sweater

P1100799 My Project-of-the-Day is to rework my cardigan pattern for the smaller dolls to make it work for the American Girl dolls.  It is such a simple versatile sweater that goes with so many outfits.  This is my first attempt and it is coming along nicely although it may need tweaking since I went up in size a lot.  Surprisingly, I am finding it to not take much longer to knit than a smaller doll sweater.  I used Knit Pick’s Wool of the Andes Sportweight in Blossom Heather.

2012 Snapshots


Photos from my “Days” album (a place where I keep a visual documentary of my day-to-day work and things that happened that day).  From top left going clockwise:  my embroidery from an Amelia Thimble hand knit dress, spools of cotton crochet thread that I used for knitting doll sweaters, my new silk ribbon in a dye bath, one of my pincushions holding open “Knit Edgings & Trims” while I try out some new knit patterns, vials of beads used on my sweaters, some new yarn from Knit Picks, right after my first foray into dying wool yarn while drying in the warm spring air, embroidery from a dress bodice for Dianna Effner’s Little Darling dolls, and (center) three new fabrics that arrived from the Fat Quarter Shop that I absolutely loved.