I finished Mikko’s sweater. I added the pocket to over compensate for the missing stripe. I think it still looks odd. I need to add buttons yet, but I will wait until I find the right ones. I think black would be nice.
It’s is a bit big on him, as it was meant for Allina who is slightly larger, but this is a sweater meant to wear like a jacket, so that is ok with me. I can’t block and press it, so it does look bulkier than it really is.
Last night, I found myself hugging Allina. I was really feeling down and hugging her brought relief. I marveled that I had no worry of crushed eyelashes and that her wooden warmth penetrated through me. I could really hug her unlike any doll I have had since my Gotz Anna. But even Anna did not have the warmth, she was stiff. I then picked up Mikko and hugged him too. There is something these two bring me, something I have been missing before. There are not dolls I watch and look at like my resins or antiques. They are very much hands-on and nurturing. My mood changed as I held them, I could feel the tensions drain away. The comfort permeated through me….the love of these little wooden hearts! I have been playing with dolls for 6 years now, and never had the connection I feel physically with these two. I hug them, I feel better. I play with them, I do not have fears of chipping or crushing or damage. I hold them and feel their sturdy little bodies. I am grateful for short legs and solid torsos and cheerful faces. I have never cared for painted eyes, but I see them in their eyes….I love their simplicity and yet they are more than just that…..
I am in awe of Allina and Mikko.