Sunday, 15 November 2009

Back to gift makes.

At last, back to the christmas crafting. A present for Sophie the Cinderella topsy turvy doll.
This way up she's a sad young lady missing the fun:


Then flip her skirt over and she's the belle of the ball:



A Jean Greenhowe pattern knitted up on oddments of DK and 3mm needles. This dolly took ever such a long time as the needles are so thn and the resulting knitting was quite stiff to work with. The skirts were the time consuming part as they were just mostly rectangles but with several thousands of stitches in each one! The rest of the parts, arms, hair, body, trims etc were quick and easy though so once the skirts were out of the way it was a nice speedy make. The making up was a bit time consuming too, stitching all the little parts together. I was hoping to make one for Heather too as she seems quite taken with it but I think that will have to wait until next year, I really am not that patient of a knitter...........
Oh well, one make off the list, many, many more to go!

8 comments:

Karen said...

That's absolutley beautiful and well done you for persisting with it!! I used to have a similar doll when I was young, was just shop bought, but me and my sister used to play with it for ages, what a lucky girl Sophie is!

Carolyn said...

She is lovely, Becks! She looks like she was quite a complicated knit, too.
I have two knitted dolls that my mum made me when I was younger..a boy and a girl, with removable jackets, hats and dungarees etc I think they were Jean Greenhowe too. They have a similar look about them.
They are currently sat on my bed and my youngest boy sometimes plays with them. They are almost 30 years old I would think!!
Btw I have nearly finished my second pair of socks...thanks to you!!

shell said...

That looks great. I have the book too, and keep looking, but I think the sewing is taking over at the minute. xx

Joxy said...

Oh wow that doll is lovely :-)

Dawn said...

Oh lovely, I've thought of knitting one but never get around to it. Yours is stunning.

lilac73 said...

She looks great, I did one of her other topsy turvy dolls and I agree, the skirts take forever!

Talie said...

She's beautiful becks. Someone knitted Rose one of these (I'm still at the garter stitch a scarf stage!) and she loves it so I'm sure Sophie will!

lucy said...

Wow what a lovely doll xx