Before we left, I shortened an old dress I had made for old Evie. I didn’t want to cut it, so I made the old fashioned tucks to shorten it. I put a petticoat under it and was startled to see her looking like Alice in Wonderland!
Maybe it was in the way she was standing. I love this wig, it is thin enough to not overwhelm her. It seems to change colours, sometimes it looks light brown, sometimes dark blonde and often a soft red. I think it works for her, even though I do love her flax wig. I am also glad I could keep Mikko in a red colour too. His mohair wig is so cute on him, but he needs short hair that won’t get tangled on the truck.
As you can see, I just marveled over her and took several same-pose photo’s. I think knee length dresses will suit her and I am so pleased that I have a source of shoes for her (and Mikko) from Deb’s Adorables. Kish Lark shoes fit her perfectly (as they also fit young Evie). I splurged and bought them each a pair of sandals, a pair of white boots for Allina and sneakers and brown saddleback shoes for Mikko.
Here we are now on the truck. They are sitting at the window at the end on my bunk. I have decided not to make a cubby room for them, I need the cubby to hold my knitting, extra DVD’s and so on. The basket is working perfectly, as they can also sit in front with me and be comfortable.
Here they are in the front with me. Of course they don’t stay down there, only when the bumping gets a bit wild.
Today we are in Kansas picking up a meat load to Philadelphia and New Jersey. Allina is marveling at the trailers filled with meat at the meat patch.
Mikko is having a ball watching the trucks hook up to the trailers.
I think we are all going to have a great time on the truck. I sense a real compatibility with these two, me and all the traveling we must do.
I found some lovely wool on eBay that I purchased. I am so pleased I got a good deal compared to what I found on home-time. For the price of one skein at the store, I bought 8 skeins! Lovely moss, honeydew, olive green, and a multicolour in lavender, gold and other colours I can’t remember off the top of my head. All in fingering weight. Happiness.
I did bring several yarns with me, plus the two sweaters I started. I brought a cream white wool, a couple of small amounts of dark green and light blue wool (to work in a design), and two red cotton crochet thread to make Christmas somethings. I could not find red wool before we left and I am very irritated about that. I really wanted to make red Christmas sweaters. It will have to wait until next year. I am adamant about wool and cotton for these two. Silks for the Chinaheads and wool for the woodens! The resins can have the modern fabric and yarns. I love how these things have fallen into a order.
I bid on and won a very inexpensive wooden doll ($10), I am not sure what I will do with her. I wanted to see the jointing mostly. I like her big hips! More than likely she will become a doll to one of my companions.
She is 8 inches tall, can twist and turn in her jointing. She has “metal accents” at her waist and neck (?). She is unusual and might be fun to see how she moves.