Lest you think that I've forgotten about Clementine's Ravi Junior, never fear, it is still getting worked on: one sleeve to go. Why is that second sleeve always such a chanllenge? Currently, I have three sweaters that need only one sleeve left. The issue is that once you have knit that far, in your mind the sweater is actually done, because it is semi-wearable with one sleeve. There is nothing new in the knitting of that second sleeve, so therefore mentally it is diffcult to work up the stamina to finish. Finish I will! There, I've said it, so now you can hold me to it.
The doll head you saw yesterday, of which I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of making, was just the sort of satisfying project I needed. I took hours needle felting that head, laying the skin fabric over it, readjusting, trying again, etc. I broke an entire package of felting needles and now I'm down to just one. It takes a while to get the feel of exactly how much pressure to use: or do you guys also regularly break needles when felting?
Now that I'm satisfied with it, I just like looking at that head with no eyes. Haven't begun the doll body, or dreamed up an outfit for the doll to wear. And I say "the doll": because I haven't even decided if it's a boy or girl yet. Don't know what hair I'm going to use. Weird as it sounds, I'm going to keep looking at it for a few days till I know just what it's going to be. I would say, "Until it tells me what it wants to be" but that gets a little too touchy-feely for my tastes, haha. But there is something about letting an idea simmer for a bit. It's always a marvel for me to discover over time ideas that I didn't know were there upon the waiting. And since my time is quite limited these days, wait I must. Hopefully it'll be well worth the wait since I have no say in the matter! Same goes for the sweater: worth your wait, Clementine.