Friday, January 25, 2008

Valentine Dress for Barbie

I've been trying to get back into my knitting since my burn accident. When I didn't feel like knitting, I browsed through free patterns on the internet. A relative had recently told me about a little one in their life that was into Barbie dolls, so this inspired me to look at some Barbie clothes patterns. Being the hopeless romantic type, I decided to knit this Valentine's Dress for Barbie.

Sorry for the quality of the photos, the camera batteries were MIA! LOL!

I found the pattern at

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/barbie_fashion.php
Barbie Basics by Lynne Sears

There's ton's of free patterns at this site!

I used US size 3 needles and the yarn was something from my stash. I don't remember what yarn it is, but it's a soft acrylic.

I recently ordered some sock yarn on-line, so I think I'm back to knitting!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

An Update: My Hands Are On the Mend

A lot of you have been so sweet & have been inquiring about my healing progress with the burns to my hands. And a lot of you are wondering if I have been able to get back to my knitting.

Well, the answer is yes & no. I have been knitting off & on sort of as therapy. I’ve done a whole bunch of knitting & a whole bunch of nothing. I’ve worked on dishcloths and ripped them out. I’ve worked on a hat & a scarf and…ripped them out. I even started to work on a sock & ripped that out, too! I have no idea what was wrong with me, but nothing was bringing me satisfaction or the peace & tranquility that I usually get whenever I knit.

I could really relate to my friend, Joansie’s blog a while back, when she said that she wanted to knit, but she didn’t want to start anything new because she already had so many WIP’s. Boy, could I relate. I still haven’t worked on my white cardigan from a while ago, and with my burns being fresh, I didn’t want to get anything on the white yarn.

Now, I am glad to post that I think that I am just about over my period of knitting-discontentment. I’ll be posting about my latest knitting project soon.

For of those who want to see how my grafts are healing, see photo. Hopefully it’s not too disturbing for some to view.

Camo & Pumpkin Hats