Meet Poppy, the latest FO. Sweetie girl has been asking about a knitted babe for quite some time, and since she was sick all last week, that was the time to tackle the project. Poppy is the name sweetie girl chose, along with the brown hair and brown eyes combo to look just like her (no surprise!).
Poppy and her complete outfit, including sandals, were finished in just a few days. I used the patterns from the Knitted Babes book for everything except the skirt. The sassy skirt was an original mommy daughter design. All the pieces, except the sandals, were knit in the round to avoid seaming. I used the 2 circular needle method which I enjoy so much more than dpns. The yarn for the body was Encore DK, knitted on size 2s. The pattern calls for fingering weight, but I decided on this yarn because of the skin color and easy care. The sweater, skirt and sandals were made also with size 2s and leftover stash yarn, Lion Brand Baby Soft, which is sport weight. Sweetie girl chose the colors for the sweater and skirt. If anybody is interested in the pattern for the skirt, email me.
The best part of this project? Sweetie girl really wanted to help, so she stuffed Poppy and then sewed up the opening. Her first time sewing! Everybody together now… aaawww. This was a fun and easy project, and I will probably make more, so Poppy can have a friend or two. Nothing like a few knitted babes to entertain sweetie girl and her friends on their playdates.