Um...remember when I said I was working on a rather complicated Dale baby sweater? It kind of took a turn for the worse and I had to frog the whole thing. I apparently have a complete inability to count while simultaneously knitting yarn-overs. Realizing that my new niece could well be in college by the time I finished, if indeed I ever did finish, I decided to scrap the sweater idea (for now, not forever) and knit something infinitely easier - a blanket. The truth is, I think this is a much better choice anyway, because it's something she can use for years and is fully machine washable and dryable. I'll post pictures of the blanket and the surprise I knit for her big brother after they've received them. In the meantime, I've been at it with the doll clothes again.
Sometimes a gal needs a little glam in her life, so Barbie got this:
The dress pattern is from Nicky Epstein's Knits for Barbie. I made up the shawl myself.
Using the same pattern with a little variation creates a less formal look:
Note: Barbie is not wearing shoes because this is surfer Barbie and she has honking huge feet. I love how realistic they are (and yes, some of us do have feet that wide), but unfortunately they don't make any shoes for them.
Finally, I'm never happy unless I'm making up my own designs, so I created this skirt and top set for Kate's Barbie:
I'm currently working on a mix-and-match set for Emma's Barbie, so keep an eye out for more pics soon.