Introducing “mini-cp” aka Christina

A couple of weeks ago, I started on a very fun knitting project.  I began knitting a doll from the Arne and Carlos Knitted Dolls book.

When I first blogged about the doll, I posted an in-process picture.


Now mini-cp is complete.  I call her cp (aka me), because Davey has asked me to knit the whole family.  I am planning on a little Davey and a big David.  Davey also wants Buster in the family portrait.  I have a knitted dog pattern book, so I may have to knit him as well.

I am pretty excited about little cp.  She was a lot of fun to knit.


When Davey saw her he said, “Mama, your eyelashes don’t look like that.”  So maybe there is not a great deal of resemblance beyond the brown eyes and brown hair.  Her brown locks are more luxurious and flowing then mine for sure.  She is also wearing a skirt which I haven’t worn much since my bank examining days.

I would definitely like some striped leggings like the ones she has on.  They are very fun despite the fact that they may not totally “work” with the outfit.  She’s also not wearing any shoes.  I guess I could make her some for the formal family portrait.  I don’t really like to wear shoes though, so this is ok for now.

Mini-cp really enjoyed having her picture taken though.  She was not shy about close-ups.


She wanted to try several poses.  I like this one.


And here she is caught in a pensive gaze.


I am having way too much fun with this.

Legs!!! (of the doll variety)

I am having so much fun with my latest knitting project.  My mom put me onto these Scandinavian knitters named Arne and Carlos.  They are so creative and fun.  She just sent me a book they wrote called Knitted Dolls.  I could not wait to start knitting a doll.  The book includes a basic doll pattern and then a bunch of ways to customize your doll.  Not to mention the clothes!  There are so many creative patterns for doll clothes.  Their dolls are so unique, and Arne and Carlos use lots of colors.

I mean look at this cover. These are dolls they knitted to look like themselves.  I love them.  I want to knit some little glasses too!

knitted dolls


I have started a doll.  Another great thing about these dolls is that it is a great way to use up leftover yarn.  I have quite a bit of Knit Picks Palette, and that’s what I am using for the legs.  Can you tell that these are legs?


When you knit the body, you can go “flesh tones” or you can knit it to have basic underclothes on.  I had to go for the striped tights.

I am a little worried about the hair and face.  I can really mess up a doll with a wonky face, but I think they provide great instructions to make the features.

I can’t wait to figure out how I am going to “dress” her!