Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Return to the world of art, with therapeutic knitting

After a long hiatus, injured wrist put stitching out of the realm of the possible, I've tried a little simple knitting, partly to appease my Need to Make Stuff, partly to be a gentle exercise to improve my wrist.  Both of which it has done.  





Can't work for long, but anyway, one Dolliver will be getting a new dress as soon as it's seamed up, and there's another on the needles.  Blondie Firstborn has one of these dresses and it's been a bone of contention among the other four that they don't have one, too.  

These are from the Knitted Babes book by Claire Garland, from which the Dollivers came, though adapted from the originals in the book.  I hugely recommend this book as fun as well as very simply presented.  Makes you want to knit all the things.

And it's using yarn from friend Karen's stash, another cool point.

7 comments:

Jane said...

I hope the injury is fully healed very soon and you have sufficient wrist stamina to do more of what gives you joy. What a beautiful knitted dress!

Asha Francis said...

Live the colors of that dress and looking forward to seeing that other dress.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

You know, of course, you have created a monster and that all the D's will want new togs. Elton is bound to want a new suit too.

Boud said...

Funny you should have mentioned that, since I did haul out all the other knitted duds and dress them up warmly this afternoon, midwinter and they were in beachwear. Now it's all sweaters and hats.

margaret said...

how cute I have not heard of Dolliver but my kids are way past dolls as is the granddaughter who is nearly 17
good to read that the wrist is healing

Boud said...

My Dollivers are the character dolls I created and named, who appear in all kinds of adventures in my Field and Fen blog. They're not toys, as they will be the first to tell you! but it gives their writer and creator a lot of fun, and the blogreaders,too, to follow their lives and times.

Jaslynn Joan said...

It looks so cute!!!! And your choice of color for that dress also looks so beautiful... Jaslynn, Ecbilla