About a million years ago I learned to knit. Well, maybe it wasn't a million years ago, but it was over fifty years ago! At first I made things like scarfs, all straight knitting. Then, when I married; I decided to make my new husband a sweater. Great idea right? NOT !!!
I worked hard on it, hoping it would be ready for a Christmas gift. Well, it was ready on time, but it would have fit the Jolly Green Giant! My husband was nice about it, told me what a great job I did. But I was not happy. I wanted him to be able to wear it proudly.
After that I gave up on knitting. When my boys were little, my mother made all their sweaters, hats and mittens. She is a wonderful knitter.
Then last Fall Beth By Hook, By Hand posted about a little doll she knitted. At the time I didn't have time to go and look at the link she shared. I was busy with craft shows and the holidays. After Christmas I went back and looked at it again. It is adorable! I followed the link and found Jean Greenhowe. These are some of the cutest knitted dolls I have ever seen. So, of course, I had to try one.
Now remember, I haven't knitted in over 40 years!
Here is my little one, done just like the pattern says--------
What do you think? I love him and plan to make a lot more, plus I have a number of the Jean Greenhowe patterns now and will make some of the other characters.