It's too hot to knit. Too hot to quilt and to run the iron. We have been at the beach as many days as possible. Even right now, we've finally got a decent thunderstorm going. It's about time!
Summer is for cross stitching. :D
...and sometimes for spinning. This is hand dyed, etsy cashmere-merino. I can't tell you how much I love this stuff. I'm going to 2- ply it and, ideally, make myself a shawl out of it. I think this stuff 2- plied at this weight would be about fingering/ sport weight, and I have 4 oz, I think I can make a go of it.
The doll is bald, just like Mike. Going to order some hair, I think, because I can't find doll parts around here. I made a wire armature for the inside of the body, and I love being able to position this doll. I can't wait to get this tut, either this week or next. Making doll clothing is fun, but it takes a lot of re-doi'ing to make it just right. I am going to probably re-do the skirt, because I want 2 layers and becasue it's falling off her. She needs to binge on polyfil and beef up.
Okay, so I did *some* quilting. On the machine, even. I got this super soft batting at a not so local quilt shop... It is so cuddly soft and I will have a hard time letting this quilt go. Maybe I won't. Heh. I don't have that plate that I need for the machine to do curved quilting, but I'm not a huge fan of stippling anyway. I tried it once and it came out terrible, and I didn't have fun doing it. I'm sure I'll try again sometime.