Friday, 7 March 2014

Goddess Dolls and another River Shannon

I just finished needle felting the spiral on this Goddess Doll.  She is knit, stuffed and decorated with wool - 100% natural and hand made by me.   The only thing that would make it more personal was if I knew the sheep,  but I don't.  :)   I also don't know her name, yet.     Maybe that will come.


Green Spiral Goddess Doll made by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Green Spiral Goddess Doll
This Goddess doll has an amethyst crystal tucked safely inside and will be for sale in our shop.

Amethyst Crystal for the inside of the Goddess Doll  made by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Amethyst Crystal for the inside of the Goddess Doll 
 Once the knitting and stuffing was done,  she had a hot bath and massage until she was felted, and then dried in front of the fireplace.   I worked on this doll over  3 days, filling her with good intentions, love and happiness.
Knitting the Goddess Doll by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Knitting the Goddess Doll
I made a significant improvement this time, over the first doll,  and that is she is  self standing!  I believe she appreciates that!
Hand knit and felted  wool Goddess Dolls  by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Hand knit and felted  wool Goddess Dolls 

Besides the doll,  I have been knitting away on the Shannon River shawls.    In fact,   I have started my  4th one!
Vis~a~vis  a River Shannon Shawl by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Vis~a~vis

This is made with Sport weight yarn and is 66" x 16".    Details are at Ravelry here:   Vis~a~vis  I will most likely put this shawl up for sale in the shop.   (As soon as I weave in the ends!)


Skeezix -  a River Shannon Shawl by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Skeezix
This colour blocked version of the River Shannon shawl is the one I am keeping.  It has a retro or vintage look to me,  and as a remembrance of my friend Shannon,  seems fitting,  as we first met in  1983.     All of the names of the  River Shannon shawls that I make are in some way connected to my friend.  It is a small way to spark the good memories.
Skeezix

By the way,  this shawl is  shown wrapped around the wrought iron  dress frame I ordered online.   It came, its  badly bent up (the poor thing has spina bifida) and must be returned for replacement.     Hopefully the  replacement is in good shape!


Statice - River Shannon shawl by Feather of Crescent Moon Collective
Statice
This version is made with the most beautiful yarn from Australia.  I received it in an online swap last year and didn't know what to make with it until now.   I think it is going to be very pretty.
This shawl is going to be longer and narrower than the triangle shape of Skeezix.   Half the fun of knitting is altering the pattern,  even when it is a pattern you design yourself!

I think that is all for now,  except a little reminder about the  Grand Opening Giveway.     We are getting the shop prepared, adding items and improving (at least we think improving) the process.   Its easy to enter, and you can keep entering once a day until the Spring Equinox, when we make the draw for the prizes.    Good Luck to you!

Blessings,  on an almost springlike maybe the snow will melt kinda day,
~ Feather ~



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