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Yesterday, while I waited for poor Katie at the dentist, 
I made this little hat.
An elegant, simple little hat in a perfect yarn for an as yet unmade doll.
Of course it  has been knitted flat, knitting in the round tends to upset my slightly arthritic fingers.
I will write the pattern up very soon and it will be available in my Rav and etsy shops.

settling in

 Settling in once again to a new rhythm around here with Kate now finished her exams 
and mostly home with me. 

Nice to have someone round again  after Louis leaving six or seven weeks ago.
Hard to believe that we are so far through the year.

I have done almost nothing towards any kind of organisation for Christmas, have you?
It will just be so nice to all be together, even my sister will be home not long after Christmas if she can get a flight.

 And not that I am wishing my life away but I have been considering what I want to do next year with my dollmaking and based on the way I feel now these three sizes and styles of doll are the ones I want to concentrate on with occasional Jammy loveliness of all sizes  including my Gypsy dolls.
I want to make more doll clothes for my dolls too and maybe some special bits and pieces as well, the kinds of things I would have wanted when I was a little girl, 
things that appeal to the young and the young at heart. 
I still have my passion for knitted toys and maybe I will find the time to make more of these in the year ahead to share or maybe I will just make them and collect them for myself.

Hope your holiday and Christmas planning is going well.