timing is so key.
just as the custom doll from threadpluslove arrived,
so did a skein of new cobalt blue gems fingering from louet!
now, my friend knitecochic
calls me ‘vibrant blue’ and the doll was designed to have short spiky hair like me…
so i knew immediately that this yarn would be a hat for her
(she is still nameless, btw,
if anyone has name ideas, feel free to comment below).
i’ve not always been a fan of fingering weight yarns.
my pinkies, of all things, always cramped up when i used thinner yarns,
but it turns out it’s the needle size that was the culprit,
not those beautiful fine yarns.
the color alone, was enough to draw me to the gems,
but turns out that the stitch definition is fab-u-lous as well. since i had a still model to try it onto (as opposed to a squirming child),
and as i was making the fit up as i went along,
i tried it on her many times and was continually impressed by the spring of the yarn
and how nicely it retained its shape.
soon as the hat
was finished, i packed it and the doll up and returned them to my mum
(the doll was to be a Christmas present from her to me).
when it finally was time to open the box and have her be mine for real
(oh how badly ‘she’ needs a name, guys),
the vibrant color of the yarn struck me as gold all over again.
it also occurred to me that perhaps some tiny little
bracelets should be next … right?
‘shape’ taken from 17:28-29 of acts.
note: a little of the nitty-gritty.
i was given this skein of louet gems fingering to review,
but, you know me, a free skein of yarn
isn’t ever going to make me say that i like what i don’t.
i am much too pig-headed to act anything like that. ever.
I’m glad your little girl is finally at home with you! That blue is gorgeous on her, and would be on you too, with your colouring. She looks like an Annabell to me. LOL (that’s our dog’s name too) Or maybe a Leonie. I love names. 🙂
great names, samm. not sure either is exactly right for her. not even sure what i’m looking for…i’m hoping i’ll know the ‘right’ name when i see it!
You will for sure know her name when you hear it. I was lucky enough to happen upon a reborn doll, a beautiful black baby girl, at our lys which is also a florist and second hand place. 🙂 Very diversified! She was in the second hand area and I grabbed her and didn’t let go! She’s weighted and feels so real when you pick her up. It took ages to find her name. It ended up being Louisa Catherine. I have no idea why, but it is just her name.
yes, i think i’ll know it when i hear or see it. getting closer…
Uhm, how did I not know you had a blog??? And totally bracelets next! And names, oh, what about VB for Vibrant Blue or Vikki?
I’m SO thrilled you may now enjoy the awesomeness that is fingering weight yarn – score on getting the right needles!!!
i was ever so happy to figure out that it was the needle size reeking havoc with me and not fingering weight in general! still can’t decide on a name. don’t think i’ve heard just the right one yet. although, i wonder about naming her ‘colbalt’. sounds sort of like a superhero name to me…