So the day after Thanksgiving I bought some Patons SWS in Natural Raisin to make (probably) a scarf for my mom. She regularly drops hints about how I don't make her anything, and her favorite color is purple so I thought this would be perfect. Well, after feeling it and rubbing it on my own neck I've been reconsidering. It's a *beautiful* color, it has a lustre that makes the purple appear to be sort of layered looking, for lack of a better word.
I want to use it still since it is so pretty, I just don't know if my mom will tolerate it next to her neck. I've been trying to think of other uses and since my little boy is intent on a little boy dressed up like an octopus I thought I'd try using the SWS for that. I didn't have much luck. I don't think it's well suited for tight crocheting. Or maybe just not my tight crocheting. I think I'm going to have to come up with another use for it, but I can't part with it because it is so lovely. Dang. I thought a purple octopus would've been kind of neat.
Maybe I'll try again tomorrow.
Since the purple SWS didn't work out as I'd planned I ended up starting another big head baby, this time a little boy. Usually I like to have the heads done first (which is why I'd started the evening off trying for the octopus), but I had an idea for the legs that I wanted to try so I ended up doing that first. I have the legs and torso made for the little boy, and I made a beanie for the little girl, but now she looks a tad silly to me. When pressed for an opinion, my husband said she doesn't look like a baby anymore, she looks more like a geisha. I'm not quite sure he knows what he's talking about, but she does seem to be losing her baby-like quality with that hat. I don't know. I'm going to have to come up with something else.
It is getting to be ridiculous- the amount of doll body parts I have in my WIP bag. I have some arms in a different color than the head I have, then I have another pair of legs and the start of another torso, some ears & a tail. I'm getting a little too muddled again. I need to finish one idea before starting another. I just get excited about something that I've been thinking of for a bit, and then start on it, and I haven't been finishing. Well, my plan for tomorrow is to at least finish one doll, let's see how that goes.