It's been a while hasn't it? 2009 just hasn't been a good year for blogging for me, sorry about that.
Well, that little Magdalena doll that I showed you last month- she's a free pattern for The Saturday Evening Post.
Her pattern is a bit different than my usually patterns offered- it's a small pdf with one image of the completed doll & instruction. She's somewhat simpler also, since there's no leg joining, and she'd be cute in so many different colors too!
This one was made in all (mostly from my stash) Malabrigo since I was curious to see what it would feel like, and while it does feel super soft and warm and squishy, I don't think I'll continue to do more in all Malabrigo, it seems like it would pill if it was played with vigorously. This one's for my mom though, so it's not going to be handled very much.
Other than that, there hasn't been much yarn involved crafting. Being sick and passing it around back and forth between the kids an I just wasn't conducive to feeling like doing anything. I had to finish up the kid's costumes, so I did spend some time at my sister's sewing my niece & daughter's ladybug costumes, and then I needed a teeny break before getting to my son's spider costume- he wanted to be a big hairy spider- completely disgusting!
I've started on a couple of things lately, but have barely progressed enough to mention it, and won't be able to spend much time doing anything yarny anytime soon either. My youngest sister's birthday is next week, and then my niece's is the next week, with my mother-in-law and brother-in-law are coming the week of Thanksgiving. Needless to say, I'm getting to the point where I'm thinking about pulling out all my hair since I still have some portrait editing to do for my sister, and curtains and a duvet to make before my nieces birthday, and then just general visiting guests stress :)
I'm finding that I've become a technological issues magnet lately too. My camera is acting up, or at least the connection to upload images- I can't tell, so no new pictures except this one-
It was taken with my computer. It's of the Girl's capped sleeved spring shirt by Shellee Floyd and of a Littlest Pet Shop Lamb that my little girl gave me, since I like wool and she remembered that wool comes from sheep and said I should take a picture of the lamb with her little sweater :)