I’m slowly figuring our how to knit pregnancy dresses for the little wood-and-wire Steiner doll bases I like so much.
This one is done in two parts, front and back. For the front I cast on nine stitches and knitted ten rows, then on the eleventh I increased into every single stitch and continued knitting for another fifteen rows. It makes for a wonderfully round tummy! For the back I cast on nine and knitted ten rows, increased into just the first and last stitches of the eleventh row, knitted the twelfth and thirteenth and fourteenth rows, increased into the first and last stitches of the fifteenth and then knitted through to row twenty-six. I actually think it might have been better if I’d just left the back as a plain rectangle, nine stitches and twenty-six rows. I’ll give it a try next time and let you know if the shape is nicer.
I wonder if any of my local friends have spotted these candles cropping up around Thornbury? They’re in little unfired terracotta pots (of exactly the sort I remember street vendors in India serve syrupy puddings in) bulging with the most glorious hand poured beeswax! I’ve bought them from both the Enviro Shop and Naturally on High and I just love them.
Having carefully created a little setting to photograph the new doll, I’ve managed to cut most of it out in these pictures, but perhaps you can spot a little handful of sea shells. A and I walked along the beach for almost six hours yesterday nattering and paddling and collecting things. It was heaven. I still have that wonderful sun-soaked feeling!