Tuesday, January 31, 2006

a homely babe...

meet edna.... she was officially finished on january 27th, 2006 in the wee hours of the morning.... but stored away momentarily outta of slight disappointment... she is the 2nd thing i've knitted in my entire life; the first following a pattern... i wanted her eyes bigger but my hubby said she looked unhealthy- hahaha.... on the sides of her you can see the stuffing, due to loose stitching... [i am still learning how to add a stitch without it being so slack] her body is a tad lumpy and her head has to be reshaped every so often... but maybe some clothes will help her look better...

she is made out of some very old yarn that my mom bought, i believe, at a rummage... her eyes are from leftover felt used for my son's hiawatha costume... and the size needles i used were a #6, when the pattern really calls for a #2... however, i still knit EXTREMELY tight so i think #6, were the right gauge.... and for the minor stitches in the eyes and mouth?! well, i didn't have floss so at first i used book binding thread (i know, a poor choice!!!) and then later i used yarn... the latter worked out better... at least miss edna has an authentic vintage look to her... nothing is new on her but the stuffing

2 Comments:

Blogger Walter's Mom said...

I love her! She is precious!!!

12:53 PM  
Blogger shoofly said...

she looks great! wow.....and only your second project!

3:54 PM  

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