Yes, the spirit came to me 2 days ago and I have been busy designing and knitting him. lol!
A friend emailed me and asked if I would like to join a knitting contest. It has to be 4inches high and an ornament. I supposed it is for a christmas issue of a needlework magazine.
Anyway, I made initial drafts and develop the design.
The patterns: I found this basic doll of Carol Meldrum of the Knitted Icons book. I modified it so it would be 4 inches high. I designed the hat, scarf and would-be gown. I used the stitches in Reader´s Digest Complete Guide to Needlework.
The materials: I used a perle coton for the basic doll. A friend of a friend gave up crocheting a long time ago and I received his stash of perle coton. Fiberfill for stuffing. I mixed 2 strands DMC linen(ecru) with 1 strand Madeira Opal metallic thread (blue). The face details are made with 2 strands DMC navy blue. I used the finest double end knitting needles, those used for socks.
Then, I woke up today, Sept. 4, 2009, realizing my stitches are not that even after all. I am just not satisfied with my uneven tension. I still have to learn a lot. And so I gave up halfway and decided to keep the Spirit of Knitting to myself. I do not want to finish his blue lace jacket anymore. To make the enchanted needles, I took 2 toothpicks (with decorative ends) and cut it shorter, shaped the tips, and glued it to his hands. I made an enchanted ball of yarn with DMC linen thread and glued it on his other hand.