Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Lucius Malfoy doll

Here's another Lucius Malfoy doll I have recently knitted as a custom order. He's off on his broomstick to a new home now, but if you fancy making one for yourself, you can buy the knitting pattern for him in my Etsy shop.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Voldemort and Nagini knitting pattern

Now on sale in my Etsy shop - my knitting pattern to make a 14 inch Voldemort doll, and a Nagini who you can knit as long as you like. Voldemort and Nagini knit up on 4mm needles, using the double knitting yarn of your choice. Nagini has a flexible wire inner so you can pose her into all kinds of troublesome positions.

This 8 page knitting pattern has a fittingly gothic feel and is printed on the sort of parchment paper that would be perfect for a potions essay. The cover is card, and the whole thing is hand assembled, with a colour photo of the two cuddly bad guys/gals on the front.

Patterns will be sent by first class owl post, or airmail if you are outside of the UK.

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Snape looking almost happy

Just finished this Severus Snape doll as a custom order on Etsy and was shocked to see that he looks almost happy. Maybe he just caught Harry running in the corridor and docked him about 500 house points.

The great thing about making your own dolls is that every single one is different, even if you make the same doll over and over again. Even the slightest change in detail can transform a facial expression from angry, to bemused, to downright miserable. If you're knitting your own Severus doll, it's worth trying out a few expressions before settling on the one that you are happiest with. I often unpick the facial embroidery two or three times before I'm happy with it.

This Severus doll is about to wing off to a new home in the USA but if you fancy knitting your own, you can buy my pattern on Etsy.