Daily Archives: September 15, 2016

“A Plummy Fall”

I love this fabric so much!  I’ve been hoarding my one half yard bit of it . . . saving it for someone special, wondering and wondering . . . who would that be?  That special someone turned out to be Gracie.

This fabric is probably the most colorful and detailed rose print I’ve seen in this small of a  scale.  That being said, I should have saved it for one of my many smaller dolls, but I couldn’t help using it for Gracie.  The ground color is a light plum color and looks gorgeous next to Gracie, as does this color of yarn.




I recently told you about getting on a Craftsy kick again.  My latest “aha moment” happened while watching Wee Ones Seamless Knit Toys by Susan B. Anderson.  Susan knits her toy animal bodies from the top down just like how I knit my sweaters.  She knits the arms to her animal bodies with double pointed needles to knit them in the round.  I don’t do that with my sleeves, but how cool would that be!  I needed to move around some increases and decreases and get comfortable picking up stitches, but the end result was that this technique did work for my sweaters!  Oh happy day!

I love learning new processes or techniques; it keeps me excited to continue designing and making.  Do you thrive on learning new things?


You can see the smooth underarm area without the added bulk of a seam.  The longer sleeved sweaters and those knit with heavier yarn will benefit the most from this technique.

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Gracie and I thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed seeing her new fall ensemble.

Gracie’s new ensemble, “A Plummy Fall”, will be available tonight (September 15, 2016) at 7:00 pm CST at cindyricedesigns.com.