I've been having a lot of anxiety lately. That is an odd thing to admit on the internet, but it is true. There are many things going on in my life that are out of my control and it makes me awfully uncomfortable. Anyway, when that happens to me I have a few things that help. One is clutching tiny needles and knitting silly things like Barbie clothes.
The patterns came from this site again. The skirt and wrap around top are pattern number 248 and the dress is a shorter version of pattern number 849. These will be sent to my young friend that adores handknit Barbie clothes. I passed my last model doll over to her, too. And then I sent my husband out to get me a new doll with the bendy elbows. Just take a moment to imagine my sweet husband in the store and on the phone with me at home, debating the merits of different dolls for about 15 minutes. (This one is Hispanic Presidential Barbie 2012. Thank goodness she stands on her own so I didn't have to talk my husband into lying outstretched on the floor to hold her up for the photos again. He is a ridiculously nice guy.)
And here are two newborn hats for the babies of the Pine Ridge Reservation. I'll be donating these through Bundles of Joy again.
I have more charity and Barbie knits coming up. I know some of you have hinted that you'd like to see some sewing project finishes, particularly the Farmer's Wife quilt and the hexies. I will get there eventually, but the tiny needles and tiny yarn are attempting to soothe my fraying nerves right now.