My love of Disney is no secret, but in case you need a refresher, here goes: I LOVE DISNEY.

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the ways in which I could express that love through my knitting. Disney films are full of color, and there are so many ways in which that can be harnessed through creativity. I’ve been doing some stuff inspired by the colors of characters’ clothing or of lands in the theme parks, but I was still left wanted to do something more explicitly “Disney.”

And what screams Disney more than knitting a doll based on one of the characters?

When I first thought of this idea, it was really just a dream. I didn’t have a knitting pattern for a doll, and most patterns I found were either too small, too ugly, or too crochet. I love crochet, but I wanted this to be a knitted doll. I was adamant. If I was going to throw myself into this big project, I wanted it to be done with the craft I preferred.

So instead, through much trial and error, I made up a pattern for the doll myself. I probably ripped out thousands of stitches before I was finally done with even just the body - never mind the three times I attempted that dress until I finally got the shape I wanted - but I got it the way I wanted. A large doll with substance: perfect.

I’ve started selling them in my second Etsy shop (check it out here!). I’m almost done knitting one inspired by Princess Anna from Frozen, and have Ariel, Elsa, and Rapunzel lined up.

So happy with how this turned out!

PATTERN TESTERS WANTED!

Hey! I’m writing up a pattern I’ve designed for a knitted doll. I’ve been wanting to make dolls for a while, and I couldn’t find a knit version that I liked enough.

Would anyone be willing to test out the pattern for me? Obviously, I’d send the pattern to you free of charge. I’d ask that you knit it as written and let me know if anything sounds weird, doesn’t work, stitch counts are off, instructions are confusing, etc.

It’s not necessarily a quick knit, and would require seaming and assembly. But would anyone be interested?

Let me know by either emailing msquaredknits@gmail.com or sending me a message here. (Also, I’d appreciate a reblog, if you’d care to!)

Who’s in?

knittingandcrochet:

knittedcreations:

Mountain Range Scarves Crochet Pattern - Set of 4 by CrochetGarden (6.99 USD) http://ift.tt/12qY3OV

Gorgeous

knittingandcrochet:

knittedcreations:

Mountain Range Scarves Crochet Pattern - Set of 4 by CrochetGarden (6.99 USD) http://ift.tt/12qY3OV

Gorgeous

HEY GUYS.

To celebrate the first day of Spring tomorrow, all of the items in my Etsy shopwill be 15% off now through March 31st. Use coupon code ENDOFWINTER at checkout to receive the discount!

Click here to see my shop! And reblog if you feel so inclined. :)

ragpony:

Dutch artists Lernert & Sander deconstruct last season’s designer sweaters - isaaclikesdiary

ragpony:

Dutch artists Lernert & Sander deconstruct last season’s designer sweaters - isaaclikesdiary

grumpystitches:

baby quilt by pieceful life on Flickr.

Love the simplicity of this!

grumpystitches:

baby quilt by pieceful life on Flickr.

Love the simplicity of this!

Favorite triangle shawl pattern?

I have two skeins of Berroco Flicker just begging to be made into a shawl - but I’m picky about shawls, and usually prefer triangle-shaped ones.  What’s you’re favorite one to knit?  It can be any yarn weight; I can easily modify it.  I just want one with an attractive design, because beautiful yarn deserves to be knit up into something beautiful.

Reply or send me a message here.