View Full Version : Pride is a sin BUT...

03-04-2006, 05:31 PM
I learned to knit this past November :XX:
and I knit this with no pattern :thumbsup:
just an understanding of how the stitches work etc.


Jan in CA
03-04-2006, 05:46 PM
Wow! You are good!

03-04-2006, 06:09 PM
you need to make your own pattern for that my niece would love it :inlove: :inlove:

03-04-2006, 06:23 PM
It's certainly not sinful around here to be proud of your work! Great job. I think I'm more of a pattern slave, myself.

03-04-2006, 06:38 PM
ECB, that's adorable! I'd be proud too.

Is Princess Abbie named after anyone?

03-04-2006, 07:19 PM
Wow, that is cool!

03-04-2006, 07:21 PM
the name was Abbie after the daughter of a friend
one of the CUTES babies I have ever seen (next to my own that is)

my Youngest kid added the Princess part

as I was halfway through it, I decided to Donate it to the School auction (a fund raiser for the Scollarships)
so she is no longer mine
one of the kids at school wrote me the SWEETEST note asking me to make 2 for the auction so she and her twin sister could each have one
"If it would not be too Bossy to ask"
so I M trying to make another

but the second is not as much fun as the first


03-04-2006, 08:35 PM
Cuuuute!! :inlove:

03-04-2006, 08:36 PM
Wow - you must have a real feel for design as well as knitting to make an awsome doll like that with no pattern. I wouldn't know where to start without a pattern. You should be proud. :cheering:

03-04-2006, 09:32 PM
I looked at a few patterns, but they were all done flat and needed to be sewn :crying:
Abbie was done with DPN :XX:
Head was a ball, the rest of the shaping came from Marans illustrated stitch guide :thinking:
arms and legs started at toes/finger ends, and worked up to Connection at the body and sewn in place :happydance:
shaped Ichords basically, the Thumb was a single stitch Ichord twisted and worked back in :thumbsup:
heel/ankles, :cheering: knees and elbows were just short rows


clothes just kinda worked out
the underwear was from a book ;)
but the booties were freestyle :( (took many tries to get them to work out) :crying:
again Ichord (with increases), but with knit on one side, and purl on the other, then split and short rows :doh: (big headache, but I can do it again if I need to)

I am very proud of her :inlove: and myself
but it all kinda just fell together


03-04-2006, 09:43 PM
That is so cute and you did a great job!

03-04-2006, 10:21 PM
Very nice! Im really impressed, she is so precious!

03-05-2006, 07:20 PM
So cute! Great job.

03-05-2006, 11:46 PM
Cute! :thumbsup:

03-06-2006, 10:06 PM
I love her hair !!! What is it made out of ?? :heart: :heart: :heart:

03-06-2006, 11:02 PM
Oh that is just adorable!! :inlove: :inlove:

03-07-2006, 12:56 PM
Amazing! We have another designer in our midst. Enter that doll in your state fair, and I bet you'll win first prize!

03-07-2006, 01:37 PM
you definitely should be proud of that!

great work!

03-07-2006, 01:49 PM
This is SOOOOOOO awesome!! :cheering: you rawk! :cheering: I hope you write this patten out and get it published :cheering:

03-07-2006, 01:50 PM
I love her! :heart: If you do get the pattern published, please share where with us! :pray:

southern maine

03-07-2006, 02:08 PM
wow! what a fabulous job!

03-07-2006, 10:18 PM
Hair is made of Baby Monkey

it is SO soft


03-08-2006, 01:32 AM
omg! Wow! congrats, that's quite an accomplishment!

03-16-2006, 12:08 AM
Friday evening she goes for Auction
I will tell you what she goes for
that is an assessment of what OTHER non knitters think of her

I also made a ceramic Jar shaped like a woman
I need to get a pic of her too