review: Hello, Cutie!

Hello, Cutie

Hello, Cutie! Adventures in Cute Culture by Pamela Klaffke

As you have probably gathered, cute things are fully within my area of interest. And you know that the first thing I did with this book was flip through to see if Blythe was included. Good news! She’s first mentioned on page 17, and Klaffke is clearly a fan, too. She writes about finding Blythe forums online, which fed her enthusiasm for the doll. I turned the page and there’s a photo of several of the Blythe enthusiasts I follow! How cool! She goes on to write about meeting up with Blythe folks in her area and the things that make Blythe cute. There are a few short digressions into Forum Drama, which feel a little out of place amidst the book’s general tone of positivity, but mostly it’s about why people love Blythe and other cute things. Throughout the book, short features highlight people who make or collect cute things. The whole thing is really a celebration of cute things and an exploration into why we love them. It was published in 2012, so sadly a lot of the online links included are either gone or out of date (many of the blogs, for example, have been abandoned in the intervening years) but many of them will still lead to further information.

full disclosure: I borrowed this book from the Mott Community College Library through the MeLCat interlibrary loan system

Blythe three dress giveaway!

Happy new year! I’ve been attempting to spend more time doing things other than the internet, hence the lack of posts. I’m not giving up on blogging – far from it! – but am trying to focus on mostly on making things and taking political action. I’m still planning to make time for blogging but I am also in winter hibernation mode, so posts will probably be more sporadic at least for a bit.

So, back to making things! I made these three dresses for Blythe and would love to give them away to other Blythe folks. Head over to YouTube and comment there to be entered to win. I’ll pick a winner on Friday January 13th so hurry on over!

new video: making a dress for Ash

I finally finished all the holiday knitting I had on my list and decided to make another Katie Cardigan for my Blythes. I love this pattern (if I do say so myself) and it is a really nice piece for pairing with a dress, so I decided to make a new dress to go with it.

sweet Narcissa

Sometimes you want to knit with larger needles but still be able to make something for a small doll. In this case, it’s for Middie Blythe with easy-on-the-hands size 7 (4.5mm) needles using worsted weight yarn – not tiny at all! Yet you still get a very small sweater out of it that fits Middie perfectly.

Narcissa Sweater for Middie Blythe by AnneArchy

It’s just getting to be big cozy sweater weather where I live and I am so ready. I’ve been relishing wearing leggings almost every day lately and I’m totally in an autumn state of mind. This sweater is just perfect for this time of year! Your Middie can be comfy cozy with a little knitting from you!

Narcissa Sweater for Middie Blythe by AnneArchy

Grab this pattern at Etsy, Ravelry, Craftsy, and LoveKnitting.