It was a bit nerve wracking, as I had only one skein of this mohair yarn, but I was able to complete the sweater *whew* and I just love it! I tried to extend beyond my usual conservative knitting and added 5 antique shell buttons on each side to go with the more eclectic look of Zwergnase’s clothing designs. I need to push myself to do this. My instant reaction was to remove the last two buttons to remove the bulking at the armpits, but then I thought, no….this is the look I am wanting to try, layered, oversized, mismatched clothing.
I was studying the Zwergnase clothes yesterday and love the looks of many fabrics, unusual combinations and the general over sized look. For the first time ever, I forced myself to buy bigger shoes than her feet and now cannot imagine Joanie wearing fitted shoes. I will ne now looking at the clothing in the thrift shops, seeking the fabrics to make her clothing.
I did not go with the family to the fireworks display yesterday, as it was a place here at Schofield, known to be packed as it had live bands and concession stands. I had no desire to be around so many people and so much noise, so I stayed home. when I heard the fireworks, I went outside and stood in the driveway, just holding Joanie and watching the fireworks with her. The was a misty rain coming down and something so magical about that private moment shared with a companion.
Another note, I came to fins out that my Pixie is going to a very good home, a fellow doll lover who was looking for a sister to her Kaye Wiggs doll. I told her about our group, I hope she comes to play!