Daily Archives: October 16, 2015

Getting Sidetracked and Silly Mistakes

I got all the way through knitting this Santa hat for Amelia Thimble before I realized I was following a pattern written for the Little Darlings.  (I do things like this sometimes often.)  Now you would think, no problem, Gina has a new hat.  Nope, the problem is that it came out much smaller because I was using lace weight yarn and the sized needles that I normally use for knitting Amelia’s things.  So what I have is a Santa hat that is too small for the Little Darlings and too large for Amelia Thimble.  Does this sound like a Goldilocks and 3 Bears dilemma?

christmas riley santa hat 649Now I’m off to see which (if any) doll this will fit.  Kish Alisha?  No, too small.  Pukipuki Sugar?  No, too big.  Kish Riley?  Just right!  Anyone interested in a Santa hat for Riley?

christmas riley santa hat 653As planned, I took my photos yesterday… evening, right before it got too dark.  Remember my morning photo of my three girls who were standing around waiting for the photo shoot to begin?

christmas gina millie sugar 542Well, I mistakenly or stupidly thought that the f-stop of 6.3 would be okay.  No, it wasn’t okay.  I think Gina’s photos might work (just barely), but Millie’s and Sugar’s are most definitely not useable.  Their faces are in focus, but their clothing is not.  They are smaller, so I shot the photos from a shorter distance, it’s funny how that works.  Since Sugar is the smallest doll, her photo are the worst.  The embroidery on the waistline of her dress is even out of focus.  Time for a do over on those two.

Hopefully, today will go better.  I started Patience’s dress, the pieces are cut out, but not sewn.  Bye for now, I need to get to work and stay on track today.