Saturday, February 25, 2012

Amethyst, from Fiona McDonald's book 'Babes in the Wool.'


Amethyst is from Fiona McDonald's book 'Babes in the Wool.'   This is the book that inspired me to learn to knit.  This doll was simple to make, and wonderful in her result.  Can you believe that such a beautiful and sophisticated doll can be made from knitting?

I have four nieces, ages 6 through 12, and these dolls seems to me to be the perfect gift for the fashion forward tween :-)  She is soft, pose-able, dress-able, and cool.

15 comments:

  1. The facial features are fantastic. You did an incredible job with a skein of yarn!! Makes me want to go make a doll this afternoon. Stupid cleaning of house has to come first, though.

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  2. She has such a soft, gently look. She's gorgeous as well. You do such wonderful work! Paterisky

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  3. She is so beautiful. I want her. She is the most beautiful doll I have ever seen Beth. This is what a doll should look like.

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  4. Sigh...your skills make me wish I wasn't so fumble-fingered with two hands. One hand, ok, two, not so much.
    Check out my blog! Yah! http://www.popsicletoes.blogspot.com

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  5. Judy, once that housecleaning is done, get out the yarn!

    Paterisky, thank you for your kind words :-)

    Kate, knitting felt really awkward to me at first, and still does not flow as easily as crochet, but it is worth giving it another try :-)

    Oh Fiona, your words warm my heart; thank you so much! Can you tell I'm enjoying your design talents??

    Thank all of you!

    Beth

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  6. She is just gorgeous and so sweet just love her I think I may have to get the book.

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  7. Just Awesome...beautiful work..!

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  8. Very very nice indeed. I have the opposite problem to you Beth... knitting comes easy but I find crochet very hard :-)

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  9. Your dolls are lovely! I am inspired.

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  10. How very sweet! The little girls in your life are very lucky. :)

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  11. very lovely doll! i love how you put the colors together. the light purple is so pretty. What brand is it? you seem to find the most wonderful colors. :) Her face is amazing. you are so talented with whatever doll you make, knitting,crocheting or sewing. they are all so great! can't wait to see more ~Anne~

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  12. Oh Beth, your talents delight, amaze and makes us smile. What you have accomplished in such a short period of time with your knitting is melting my brain. I so much enjoy all of your creative talents and this one (knitting) has been hidden for (40 years???did you say). I'm so glad that it has come out to astound us all into awed silence.

    Love, hugs, and kisses,

    Joyce

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  13. Dear Joyce, thank you so much for your lovely comments, and your wonderful friendship. Your sweet words mean a lot to me :-)

    Anne, I used Hobby Lobby 'Elvish' for Amethyst's skirt and cape. Impossible yarn to crochet, but knittable :-)

    Thank you so much, Lois, Cath, Tammy, and RocketKnit, for your good words :-)

    Typstatting, the book is well worth buying. It is filled with dollmaking inspiration :-)

    Beth

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  14. Thanks, Fiona :-) You know, all I did was follow your excellent instructions.

    Beth

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