Saturday, May 20, 2006

Dollhouse Progress

I suspect you are surprised to see THOSE words, aren't you! Howard has been a gem and has helped me with the house. I've learned a lot with this house. This mistakes I made with the roof have certainly caused other problems. We think that not all the problems are mine, though. This house has definitely been a challenge. sigh
This is the house at the start of last week. The first picture I call "Pieces Parts" because there is no description of where these are supposed to go. It is all guesswork. The little pieces we've figured out -- it is some of the big ones, surprisingly, that are baffling us. All of this lovely trim, and nothing in the instructions as to where it goes. Most of the long pieces are either too long or too short for the places where one would logically put them. So, we will probably cut them to fit and say, "ah, that is where it belongs." You will notice Howard working patiently away.

Even further progress. Bit by bit it is coming together.
This is what it looks like so far. A lot left to do, but it has come a long way, don't you think?

The shawl is more than 3 feet long, and growing nicely. Problem is, of course, that not much shows in a picture at this stage unless I take it off the needles, and I don't want to take if off the needles! So, I'm afraid you are going to have to take my word for it! LOL Nancy's vest hasn't grown much in the last little bit, it hasn't had anything done on it because of the shawl.

1 comment:

Rebekah said...

Cool dollhouse. Mary I found your sight by today's, May 23, pattern in the KNitting Calendar. I'm starting a charity drive for animal toys, and I wanted you to know I'm going to encourage people if they have the calendar that this would be a great cat toy for the drive. I just wanted to let you know. It's a great pattern for my cause.