Friday, April 11, 2014
Workingon something new- have a peak! --photo update---
I went to a yarn swap yesterday, and one of the yarns I got was this Blackstone Tweed, which is a woo/mohair/angora mix thats a 2 ply. I loved the way the specks in it workd up so I though I would try and make a doll. The only issue I have is the yarn keeps braking under tention, this is a small doll because I only got a small amount of the yarn (1/4 oz or less) and I have to keep knotting it back together ever few feet because its a 2ply I cant really hide the join.
This is also the second time I painted my own eyes. Sadly its 11pm here so I didn't get good lighting and they look flat, but in person they are sky blue with a bit of sparkle.
The scarf is a mystery wool that I just did a simple 3 st tunisican crochet till it was almost doublt the lenght of the doll. I went with blue to try and make the eyes pop out more. Also because it looked like a Sherlock-ish style scarf (BBC TV version).
I am unsure how I will finish this. If it will be a guy or a girl or even a creature. I have enough of the tweed left that I could use it to make a matching cap, ears, maybe a tail, or even wings.
I am still unsure if I like the way the nose is or not, it seems kinda chunky. Which I think leaves it looking old mannish. So I may cut the threads for the nose out and go with no other facial features besides the eyes and blush.
I was able to take a good(ish) daylight photo to capture his eyes! I added it in below.