Today I finally finished the last piece of Abby’s outfit that I started last weekend. Here are a couple of pictures of her wearing the whole thing.
The latest pieces are the headband and the leggings. The dress flairs out quite vigorously, so for modesty’s sake, I felt something had to go underneath, and I thought leggings would be a good choice. So now the outfit consists of a dress, a shawl, armwarmers, socks, leggings and a headband. That’s about all she could manage to wear, so I’m calling this outfit done. In the spirit of mix and match, though, I’m now knitting a top to wear with the leggings when a less dressy effect is wanted.
Here Abby is sitting on the edge of a table – this is something where the leggings look much more comfortable. Also, she’s wearing the headband vertically instead of horizontally. With dolls, you can usually arrange for various pieces to appear quite different when worn in different ways. This outfit has less of that effect than usual, but still some. It has been such fun to knit.
I have also resumed work on my Waterlily Shawl. I brought it to work with me on Friday because I haven’t yet got all the glass (from the deer on windshield incident) out of my knitting bag which contains my Petit-Four socks, which were my previous work knitting. When I realized that the shawl was in a possession where I had to make a decision, I just decided to keep knitting the last pattern, at least for one more row of diamonds. I think I will then just put a triple row of snowflakes and look at the yarn that’s left.
I don’t know that anyone will have noticed this, but I’ve been away from blogland more than usual since Wednesday. I have been playing computer games in general since the early 1970s, and for the last ten years, my favorite games have been the Sims games. I enjoyed Sims 1 and then Sims 2 and now 3. For 2 and 3, I’ve been seriously enough hooked that I’ve bought each expansion pack as it came out. And when I have a new one, I find it hard to do anything else on the computer until I’ve at least tried out most of the new features. There are still quite a few features I haven’t tried, so I’m reading / commenting less than usual and not posting too much either. One of the things I like about the Sims is that, the way I play it, I can get quite a bit of knitting done in various parts of the game. I’ve always felt that it was a strange thing to like a game to be slow, but knitters will understand!
I thus far have far fewer comments on my contest post than I usually get. I hope some of you will comment! It really is a quite good book – I hope somebody wants it!