Feb 4

I remember doing it.  I remember putting my Hiya-Hiya interchangeable set into  something (a box, a bag?) and taking it upstairs to my studio.  I remember thinking at the time, “I am going to regret taking these out of my bedroom when I need some different needles.”  And you know what?  I was right!

I finished the two main projects I was working on (Harris Tweed socks out of the Brenda and Heather Yarns colorway Napoleon and the Drops baby sweater out of Drops 100% alpaca yarn) and wanted to start something new.  I could have started Scott’s coif (aka Warm All Winter by Cat Bordhi), or I could have started the Martinmas Shawl with a couple skeins of my hand spun yarn, or I could have started the Basic Norwegian Star hat for Jon, all of which I really want to do.  I had the patterns printed out, the yarn, but I could not find my Hiya-Hiya interchangeable needles, which means I had no needles for any of these projects.

So, what I did start (and for which I found the needles because they were in my sock knitting notions bag) was this:



Susan B Anderson’s knitted dolls.  I have the kit for Morgan, the doll on the right.  So, I started her last night while Scott and I watched some YouTube videos on Medieval clothing styles and fighting techniques (Scott got to pick last night).

I’ll let you in on a not-so-secret part of Benita.  I love dolls.  I love miniatures.  I love tiny little things, and I have been looking forward to knitting this wee dolly since she came in the mail sometime last fall (late summer?).  So, maybe this is God’s way of letting me know that it okay to take time off from knitting for others and make something for me just for the pure joy of knitting it.  I’m okay with that.