I have been working on my mini Davey. Starting these little guys out is very fiddly. I am not a fan of balancing 12 stitches on four needles, but I have actually gotten better at it over time.
I had ordered Knit Picks Palette yarn because it is very reasonably priced and comes in a variety of colors. I was trying to find some good “skin” colors, but it can be hard to tell on the computer screen what the actual color will be.
I knitted these legs.
Davey told me they were too pink. I looked at David, and he agreed. I guess they are pretty pink especially in comparison to the more olive-toned mini cp.
I tried to make the argument that people come in many different colors, tones or hues, but they weren’t convinced.
So I decided to order the yarn that Arne and Carlos use to make their dolls. David and Davey are much happier with these colors. Fortunately, I can still use the “pink” legs because I will put pants and socks over them.
Now I can finish up little Davey. Except that yesterday I decided that I just had to knit some lace, and that I needed to start a new project immediately. I kinda don’t like this about myself – the tendency to start new things so impulsively, but I just go with it. It takes me in interesting directions sometimes.
I have wanted to knit a pi shawl for awhile so I have started a pattern by Donna Druchunas called Diamond Rings. Unfortunately, I started it 3 times. This was a little frustrating! It was my own dumb fault. I tried to transfer to circular needles too early. Twice! My favorite dumb mistake was that after I transferred, I had too much circular needle for the number of stitches I had so I was having to kind of move the stitches around. Somehow I took off knitting in the wrong direction. Hadn’t done that for awhile. So I ripped it out again.
Now, I am off to a decent start.
I may have gotten carried away with the stitch markers, but I am trying to protect myself from more dumb errors!