Monday, August 23, 2010


This weekend wasn't so productive.  I did finish a thing or two but nothing real significant. 

I tested a pattern that will soon be for sale through Ravelry.  I want to test it one more time.  I used a little to heavy of yarn to make it a true test because I had to alter the pattern.  Want a peak?

Once I get ready to post the pattern for sale, I will write more about the inspiration and such.

I also have a second pattern that will be going up for sale soon after the deer hat. No peaks on that one!  I haven't tested it but I think my pattern is pretty accurate. This time I wrote as I knitted.

I restarted my Some Cloudy Day legwarmers by tinyowlknits.  I got pretty far on the first one since we took a day trip on Saturday.  The trip ended up not being overly fun.  We are searching for a place to relocated in the state for better jobs.  My job is a good one, just not necessarily what I want to do forever.  I would like to go back to school and stay home a little more with R. Joe and I had a bit conflicting idea of where the ideal location was to move. So, it did not really put the rest of the weekend in a good mood for any of us, R included.

Sunday was a nice day on a cold river though! I pretty much have refused to swim in a lake this year.  I hate how the water feels warm.  I just don't think it is real healthy for you because it is not a constant flow. My little brother owns a jet boat and he invited us to go out with some friends for the day.  The river was really low at noon so he walked to boat out where the little ones could play pretty safely...and to clear the air- we are firm belivers in life jackets.  It was really nice and R had a great time playing with someone near her age.  Poor thing almost always is with all adults. It is really sweet to see how kids can bond nearly instantly. 

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Airplane Dream

I had this dream a couple weeks ago that I witnessed an airplane fall out of the sky.  I was lazing about in my parents' house yard just sitting in the grass and enjoying the day.  Something that in Arkansas has not been possible in the last 2 months.  I was looking at the clouds listening to Joe talk about something.  The clouds had hole where the plane flew through them.  The plane started taking a nose dive.  I thought it was a training procedure.  It did not pull back up and then there was an explosion.

I remember in my dream saying to Joe, that plane just crashed!  We rushed to take pictures for the newspaper.  This is jumbled because Joe does not cover things in the town my parents live in and the place where we went was nothing I have ever seen.

It was a general store and no one seemed at all concerned over the plane or the people in it.  Seating was set up inside, I guess for a press conference of sorts.  I leaned over and asked a lady if it was a Henderson plane.  The answer was no.  Henderson has an aviation program.

I don't really know why this dream has hung on this long.  Even though it was a pure figment of my imagination it was still disturbing.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fall Outfit

Puchi Collective pants and a top of my own design

Hermione's new outfit.  Her hair will be curled with real curlers tonight.  

Chihuahua Sweater for Blythe’s Pet, 2.0

Chihuahua Sweater for Blythe's Pet, 2.0

Pattern Notes:  This sweater is essentially the same pattern just a little longer.  It was how I originally wrote the first sweater, but I thought it was look better shorter.  I tested the pattern and I liked both.


DPNs US 2 or 3s

fingering yarn with elastic

darning needle


CO 12

Rib K1x P1 for two rounds.

*K3, KFB,* all around.

*K4, KFB,* all around.

K1, YO, K4, YO, K1, K all around.

K2 rounds.

Rib K1 x P1 for two rounds.

BO and weave in ends.

Copyright by Natalie Scrimshire 2010

This is for personal use only. Please do not sell pattern. I can be reached at or at Ravelry user name- PandoraPhelps

Thursday, August 19, 2010


So, Roaring Red, who is appropriately named Hermione, had a cute hair do in the photos.  When I took it out of the hair net, it was horrendous. I have been trying to style it by cutting and water.  Now it is in pipe cleaner curlers.

Hermione fits her because it was the most awful bush of hair I have every seen.  To bad I don't have any Sleekeazy's Hair potion. All she needs is a S.P.E.W. badge.

At this point I just hope that I didn't ruin her hair.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Roaring Red

Today my 4th Blythe should be delivered, officially the last for 2010.  Last real one anyways.  I plan to ask my husband for a clone for Christmas so I can customize. 

photo from, FYI I did not spend that much!

This one is an Ashton Drake Roaring Red.  I have 3 long haired dolls with all natural hair color now.  I think Miss Red may get a hair cut at some point.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Lamby, the size of thread

Pattern from Puchi Collective.  Thanks for sharing the pattern!!

All hand stitched, my marking pen did not come out like it should, but it gives Lamby depth.  

Ginny's Mod Outfit

Ginny's Mod Outfit

I hand stitched the top.  This pattern is from Simplicity. 

Thursday, August 12, 2010


I noticed some people have beautiful African/African American Blythe dolls. FunnyBunny on Ravelry has a website,, and she has a little description about her doll Chocolate Pudding.  I am awaiting on a reply to clear up some of my questions, but she created Chocolate Pudding by spay paint and a vintage doll's body.  I really want to try this. 

I want to try it with a Bratz doll body and a clone Blythe.  I will have to purchase a wig or two.  First I need to find out about paint and body.  No point in moving forward until then.  I have nearly too many projects but this one would be a lot of fun. I could practice dismantling and customization without the fear of ruining a real Blythe. While she is cracked open, I want to try the eyelid painting, too.

I hope R's gets here pronto. She was shipped yesterday.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Thinking about...

I have been thinking about the color orange.  Not particularly my favorite, but I can appreciate it.  I keep wanting to use orange for a knitting project--  pumpkins, specifically. I think I have fall fever.  Today, I have been wasting time looking through Etsy Collections people have created.  Everyone seems to be thinking about the end of summer or fall.

Something else I have been pondering is squirrels.  They are some of the most unsual creatures.  I encouter them all the time on my way to work and from work.  They have lost their fear of people for the most part and I can walk right up to them.  Squirrels are a classic case of ADHD.

I am already planning for Halloween.  I always do this and then kind of burn out before it gets here.  This year I am not making a costume.  If I ever sew for myself again I am buying a dress form.  I never really did knit any Halloween items which is a bummer.  I still have time, but who knows where my fancy will take me before October.

I joined a Halloween swap so that has got me thinking about it.  I have one item made for it and a second in the works.  The second item is very taste specific so it may or may not be used.  They are really cool.  I have made about 20 of these little treasures.  I am making Jack Skellington faces out of shrinky dinks for buttons.  I have some micro ones for a Blythe sweater and some about the size of a dime.  I have been hand drawing them.  I hope to make R a little sweater with them also.

I made some purchases lately.  I bought 2 Shaun the Sheeps for R's birthday and Christmas presents, a cheapo swift ($28 from!), and a clone Blythe.  The clone Blythe is for R's "Santa" present.  I am unsure the quality yet.  I looked up some reviews before I made the purchase (she was really, really great price) and they were all really positive.  I did hear rumor about high lead levels with the clones and I am looking for some place to test the doll before I give it to R. She doesn't chew on her toys so I think it will be okay, but just to be safe.... 

As I was making new outfits for my Blythes this past weekend, I was pretty stumped on my Neo Blythe, Ginny.  I was going to get Simply Gauva in the future.  Now I am thinking about passing on her.  I really prefer the Ashton Drake Blythes.  I like the fact the faces are a bit more matt finished and they feel more durable.  I have one ebay that I am watching.  I am debating.  I have an angel and a devil on my shoulders.  The devil will most likely win.

I just got a text from my cousin asking for This is Blythe website.  She loved my dolls!  It is good to know that my dolls are liked by someone in my family other than a 4 year old.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Pixie Hat and Outfit

With fall, hopefully, relieving us soon from the hellish temperatures Penelope asked for a warm Pixie Hat and outfit.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Chihuahua Sweater for Blythe’s Pet



Fingering weight yarn with elastic

Darning needle

Pattern Notes:

This pattern is designed for the Chihuahua that came with the Simply Mango set. Yarn with elastic is needed to help with getting the sweater on and off of the miniature.


CO 12

K1 x P1 rib stitch for two rounds.

*K3, KFB,* all around.

Knit 1 round.

K1, double YO, K2tog, K2 double YO, K2tog, K all around.

Knit 1 round. *Purl the second loop of the double YO. *

K1 x P1 rib stitch for two rounds. *The rib did not come out even, add a stitch if you like.*

BO and weave in ends.

Copyright by Natalie Scrimshire 2010

This is for personal use only. Please do not sell pattern. I can be reached at or at Ravelry user name- PandoraPhelps

Bubble Top

My Knit Picks yarn FINALLY came yesterday.  I got to work immediately on my Bubble Top sweater.  I got to the point last night that I could put it on! It fits. I have the pockets left to finish and then blocking.... YEA! I order 2 skeins just to be safe, but as I figured I only needed about 80 more yards.  I am thinking of making a headband with the leftovers. 

I also purchase a skein of cotton sock yarn in Planetarium colorway.  Gosh, it is pretty. I am going to make SockPixie's Liesl Kerchief with it.