Saturday, April 25, 2015

Two Twins and a Double

I know, I know...I am a bit of a broken record, but I did build 2 twins and a double over the course of about 4 days. As far as I'm concerned, that's an accomplishment! (even if it's only plastic canvas...) After all, when your dolls' only bed looks like the one on the left, you've gotta do something!

This project was actually a LOT of fun! I didn't find any free patterns, so I researched standard sizes for twin and double beds and downsized to 1/12 scale. Then I set myself free to experiment with stitches,

and I even made a "fancy-schmancy" headboard for the master bedroom!

Getting them into the house was a bit of a chore...that is one narrow staircase! 

But even though they don't have proper linens yet, now that the beds have been delivered and set up, the dolls find them quite comfortable!

I call this a twin - twin - double-win!!!

What are your wins this week? I hope they've come in multiples for you, and I hope that you'll share your triumphs by leaving a comment! (Blog comments are kindof a "win" in my world, so I hope there will be many!)

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

When did Wednesday get here?

Well, here it is...Wednesday, and I'm not sure what to blog about. Let me just take a little look-see through the recent photos...

Nope...that's still a secret.

This could work...

Nah...those are just some plain, vanilla latte socks, knit for a friend. Stripey, and finished, but not too very interesting. What about this...?

Aha!!! There it is! Two twins and a double! Just as promised...lol! 

More about the furniture delivery next time. Until then, thanks for stopping by, and happy hump day to ya! 

Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

I'll take "Plastic Canvas" for $500

Contestant: I'll take "Plastic Canvas" for $500.

Host: What Pretty pulled out of her knitting bag, and it wasn't knitting.

Contestant (pausing, thoughtfully): What is two twins and a double?

Host: That is absolutely correct!

Because sometimes a gal's gotta take a break from the knitting to make beds for the dollhouse, and because she has several sheets of plastic canvas already in her possession, that is absolutely correct. It starts with the framework,

and then onto the stitches,

and hopefully, the dolls will have sturdy beds to sleep on before the end of the weekend...two twins and a double, to be exact. (Still teasing with the rainbow...haven't been able to gift it yet!)

What is distracting you this weekend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a sturdy place to rest your head in your dollhouse.

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Sometimes...

Sometimes you find the perfect button right in your button box...ya know?

I don't know what I originally bought this simple, wooden button for, but I am certain it has found its "forever home" somewhere over the rainbow!

Hopefully I can un-mystify this Destination Yarn project with some great photos in the very near future! Until then, thanks for stopping by, and Knit in Good Health!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Knit the Rainbow...or Crochet!

Some time ago, maybe in July, my friend Jeanne (Life In Cleveland) had a trunk show at a local shop. She featured her Destination Yarn*, which is beautiful, just like she is! 

Even though I never really mentioned it at the time, I did make a purchase...or 30! Here is just a portion of my haul:

Since then, I've used some of those lovely pastels to knit big sister and little sister sweaters, and the blue gradient for a hat and mitts for a four-year old. (Yes, that's how stash is made. Buy 30 skeins, knit only 5. :) Anyhoo...I've finally found what I want to do with the rainbow yarn in the pic. It only took me 7 months, but I have now balled up my America the Beautiful gradient,

searched out a K crochet hook, and I've even started the project!

However, I can't tell you what it is...yet. Give me some time. Crochet is quick, and this is gonna be gorgeous and sooo worth the wait!

Mystery crochet...I kinda like it...in rainbow colors! What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by, and Knit (and crochet!) in Good Health!

*If you have not used Destination Yarn, you should give it a try! My favorite of her bases are Souvenir (a super-squishy DK-weight) and Letter (fingering weight that looks great in cables, lace, or whatever stitch you love best!)