Thursday, March 26, 2009

Meet Anna...


She's a bit of an egg-head...


But she does have personality...


She received much love the first two days Kidlet received her, including songs about how much she was loved despite her lack of rosy cheeks, but Anna has now been relegated to watching over her bed. It's probably just as well as Anna's hair has a few issues which could lead to baldness down the line.

I had fun making this doll. The pattern is Poppy by Ysolda Teague. I preferred knitting her up on 3 needles as opposed to the suggested two for the body and limbs. I also added length to the arms as Anna's proportions seemed to be a little off. For the dress, I did increases in 3 areas every 3 rows in order to make it a little more a-line. The hair gave me fits and I had to do some serious last minute doctoring to make Anna's receding hairline less of an issue (although it is still an issue). However, as this was the first doll I've ever made and the first time I've dealt with hair, it gave me many ideas of how to conquer that beast next time (and I even made detailed notes showing myself how to do it). All in all, I'm satisfied. :)

4 comments:

pricklypearbloom said...

Right on! She's cute.

Madre Adoptiva said...

She's so cute! I just love those bow buttons.

Nessie Noodle said...

very sweet.

Lizzie said...

she is fabulous! i'm quite impressed.