Of course, at first he had to get a haircut. I couldn't let him wander off with this hippie hair. Now, that's better.
When I didn't pay attention for a minute, he got drunk on a can of Coke.
Being this tipsy, he smeared himself with some paint.
Typical. You can't leave men alone.
Of course! The French Pen Pal. Still got some terracotta yarn left from Campbell's sweater. And some blue from Hamlet's anorak. Perfect.
So here's the return of the DaveyDolls. - Well, at least a vanguard.
There'll be more in the next few weeks, as the long Easter weekend is ahead (four days off here in Germany). I can't promise any fixed dates, though. Just keep looking.
BTW: If you're interested, you'll find my crochet corals at Jule's Art Blog on the Coral Gallery page in the Crocheting Shack. Just follow the link on the right.)
It's done. I can't believe it - I actually finished it (usually I'm very good at not finishing things). My first cross-stitch piece of our hero - well, apart from a small one I did merely for practice. Find out more here: https://newboudoir.wordpress.com/
As you can see, they hardly fit into one picture all in a row. So I think we need a professional photo session, which will take part next week. Rumor has it that they will be joined by their maker.
Again, I would like to thank everyone who commented and gave me new ideas for further knitting. Your comments are always welcome. (I'll be offline from Oct 10 until Nov 6, just in case you have any questions.) I'm planning to make some more dolls next spring, but for now I've got a DT cross-stiich project on the way. If you like to convert your favourite DT pics into cross stitch like I did, try http://www.myphotostitch.com (Warning! Addictive!) Has anyone started making their own doll yet? I would love to see them.
Hamlet: 'Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio.'
Skull (wonders): 'Isn't he that man from Dr Who?'
Berowne from Love's Labour's Lost - He was the last to be added to my list. You can see why: a little bit of knitwork, so I didn't consider him in the first place. Knitting all the single bits for the slashed trousers (whatever they are called) took a while. But it was worth the effort. All done in Tardis blue. Suits him well, methinks.
Next week I will post on Tuesday because of a Public Holiday on Monday.
I took a little liberty with the tartan because of the scale. I also had to combine the vest/waistcoat with the jacket, which like the kilt was knitted separately. The arms were also made separately. And he has a sgian dhu in his right sock and a knitted sporran.
I'm getting some practice now! It's really fun to make these little guys.
Next week there'll be an exclusive report from the 1st International Günni Meeting. Don't miss it!
*I know what you're thinking! Ts, ts.