Sunday, February 14, 2016
Happy Valentine's Day!
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I didn't have time to do a proper Valentine story, but I wanted to share a couple of gifts I received from my neighbor. In 2011 I blogged about a Barbie crochet book that I have in my library. You can see that post here. I haven't found the time to learn how to crochet any of the items in the book, so I was trying to find someone who could crochet them for me. I loaned the book and a Barbie doll to my neighbor a couple years ago. She enjoys crocheting afghans. I thought she might be a great candidate to either make the clothes for me, or to teach me how to make them. It took her a long time to get motivated to try the Barbie outfits. After a year of very little progress, I retrieved my book. She ordered her own copy, and finally tried to make the pink and black outfit from the cover of the book. Her gauge was a little big and so was the outfit. Roberta was happy to hear that. She thought it was a perfect Valentine Day church outfit. She didn't think a bright red outfit would be appropriate for someone her age to wear to church.
After my neighbor finished the first outfit, which took forever, she crocheted the sweater, hat, and scarf, below in a matter of days. She's taking a break to crochet some baby gifts, but I think she will be back to making Barbie clothes soon. I'm excited because I finally have someone who will be able to teach me how to read a crochet pattern, so I can make some outfits myself.