|At Chicago's American Girl store.|
Foghorn had one American Girl doll to start last summer (Kit, in her Depression-era garb) and for her birthday received Kanani, a Hawaiian-themed gal in a flowery tropical dress. Grandma made all three of them matching sundresses in a mermaid-pattern last summer, which looked danged cute and the dolls have been wearing these dresses ever since.
|The matching mermaid dresses.|
It's now February and with the snow flurries blowing around out there, I have to say the dolls are starting to look a little chilly to me in their sleeveless frocks. I've been wanting to graduate from knitting socks to knitting a garment a little more challenging, but I can't quite bring myself to start something big and ambitious like an adult sweater. Instead, I decided to try my hand at doll clothing. Complicated enough to stretch my abilities, yet easy and quick enough to not be quite so intimidating.
here. It has an elastic waist and cute picot edging. This item was a breeze and I thought it came out pretty nice.
I was a little afraid Foghorn might be so delighted she'd want a whole outfit for Kit as well. Instead she annoyed me by barely glancing at Kainani and instead going on about how every other kid in her second grade class as an iPod Touch and why can't she have one, especially since The Professor has a Nook. (The whole 7th grade class was just provided with Nooks, part of a technology pilot program, but this knowledge didn't make Foghorn any less indignant.) She better watch it or I'll knit her a stinking iPod and make her really mad.
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