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.

14 thoughts on “Getting Sidetracked and Silly Mistakes

  1. Catherine

    There are days when nothing goes, but it doe’nt matter! The next day will be better!
    Riley is beautiful with her hat!
    Have a good week-end!
    I wish you all the best.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Catherine,
      Thank you for your optimism. You are quite right. Riley was happy to be pulled out of her box to have her picture taken. You, have a great weekend too!

  2. kathleenivy

    The hat is (as always) darling Cindy. My Riley needs a hat. You can email me privately with what you would like for it. Your knitting is amazing. Kathleen

  3. Joy

    Wondering if the hat might fit Ten Ping? or Ginny dolls? Just curious. It is a lovely little hat.
    Are you supposed to get some cold weather? Thought I saw something in the weather news.

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Joy,
      I’m not sure if it will fit Ten Ping or Ginny. Riley wears a size 4 wig. This hat has stretched only a little bit to fit Riley, so can probably fit larger heads too.

      Yes, we will probably have a frost this weekend, so no more flowers. It is quite chilly right now too. The trees are finally looking golden and some are getting quite bare; a big change from last week.

  4. Carol Christiansen

    We all have days like that, dear Cindy when nothing seems to go right….but hopefully today will be a better day for you and your dollies. I am loving your Christmas creations. Carol

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hello Carol,
      It has been a better day, thank you. I made sure to do the things that I had on my “to do” list and not get sidetracked. That one simple thing helps a lot in making me feel like I accomplished something. I’m finally “feeling” Christmas, so things are progressing more quickly. Thank you for your comment, Carol! Have a great weekend

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Judi,
      Little Riley made out this time and she is very happy to see the light of day and to have her photo taken. I wish I had more time to give to all my dolls; they are all so cute!

    1. Cindy Rice Post author

      Hi Celia,
      Thank you. My Riley has having the best day so far! I just need to finish the hat with a pom pom and weave in the end. Have a great weekend!


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