Sunday, 14 November 2010

My Nest Knit

I've been talking about making a knitted, nesting set of Matryoshka dolls since the summer holidays. A couple of weeks ago I finally got round to it. The knitting was the quick bit - the making up took a little longer; and they really only took on character when they were completely finished. Maybe they couldn't wait to get nesting.

Three dolls all lined with yellow gingham


 

Now that I've done one set, I fancy knitting out of the box a bit and creating a set in a completely different colour combination. Natural geys and creams or neon pinks and green: what do you think?

I'm glad I started with the traditional colours, though, because it meant I had a photo to use with a few more of the gorgeous Glitz papers from Gottacraft. This is what I made:


27 comments:

helena said...

they are adorable and I love the idea of both a neon and a muted set - or even a combination to provide contrast and surprise

SarahLP said...

Wow, these are inspired, Sian! So much cuter and more tactile in a knitted version.

scrappyjacky said...

These look wonderful,Sian....and would look great in the more natural colours as well.....and how about a set of Santas??

S said...

Well, aren't you just doubly crafty! I like the idea of a neon set, cuz I'm fond of pink.

Amanda said...

Wow I can see why they took a time to make. Isn't that the way sometimes the making up is the bit that is time consuming and fiddly. Well worth the effort though and I think another set in the colours you suggested will look great.

Love the layout especially the butterflies around the edge of the circle. I really am loving those papers.

Denise said...

These are wonderful, yes the putting together and sewing ends in etc is always the worst bit isn't it? Inspired layout too - love it x

Ann said...

Lovely Sian. where do you get your ideas? Yes, the knitting's quick, the finishing takes the time. I know. I like the sound of a muted set, but the colours you've used surely can't be beaten as they look so pretty.

laurie b said...

very, very cute! and they look so soft.

Cheri said...

I will never cease to be amazed at the things you can be knit! Since I can't even do a basic scarf - the 3D things fascinate me!

Louise said...

These are unique!

Rachel B said...

They are lovely, the expressions on their faces are great! :)

Rhona said...

I love seeing all the different things you make and these are really cute. I like Jacky's idea of Santas but will wait to see what you come up with next ;) xx

alexa said...

Aren't they delightful! I can see that the making up and putting together must have been very fiddly. I think neutrals sound classy - grey or taupe, pale beige, white or cream combination would be my favourite. Your LO of them will be a great reminder with all those pretty and bright papers. Like the way you've postioned the reds ...

Lizzie said...

Oooh, how lovely! I have never, ever, ever seen a knitted nest of Matroyshka dolls before!

There were some scrap papers and stamps with these dolls last year... can't remember whose though, but they were nice.

I might make some stamps myself actually... they'd be fun to play with!

I like coming to your blog - I always see something fun, or read a great story; and I often find some inspiration for my own projects too!

Maria Ontiveros said...

REally cute! I'm not much on neon myself.
Rinda

Melissa said...

Great nesting dolls - I am so impressed with your creativity.

Karen said...

Oh my - what beautiful knitted little dolls and your lo is absolutely stunning.

Scrappi Sandi said...

These are gorgeous & I love the idea of them in those other colours! Another fab LO too! :}

melissa said...

oh Sian, you are So talented!

Deb said...

Oh. My. Gosh. Sian. These are SOOOO cute!!! What a great idea and makes me wish I could knit just like you! xo

Karen said...

These are adorable! Your knitting is amazing! I can barely knit a scarf! I love these little dolls; still have a set from my childhood.

debs14 said...

How cute! I've never seen anything like this before. I like the idea of seeing a set in different colours too but the traditional ones are superb.

darkpoetess said...

very cute, very fun and very original. make more! x ps i like the stars around the top edge of the circle on your LO.

Cheryl said...

wow Sian they are gorgeous and you lO is fantastic, yes please make some more they are so cute x

Lisa said...

Very clever Sian, a friend of my mums went to Russia and came back with a set that had yeltsin, clinton, gorby, clinton and bush(no.1) and that looked great maybe you could do one of your family?
:-D

Lisa
x

Lisa said...

Ooh i put Clinton twice there!! d'oh... anyway the dolls were russian premiers and american presidents, you could always do a simpsons family one too lol

xxx

scrapchick said...

Wow, those are adorable! Love the page too!

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