Yes, I know I’m too old for dolls, but there’s something special about this little yarn cutie.
See, she came home and joined me outside while I enjoyed a quick read. I was busy checking out the blog of the girl who makes these yarn dolls. Her name is Katherine Mayhew, and I think she’s twelve. When I was twelve, I spent an awful lot of time singing into a hairbrush and devising ways to meet The Monkees.
So right in the middle of reading about her mission to raise money for orphans in Africa so they can go on a field trip, I found my little yarn doll, swinging on the chandelier in the dining room. I don’t think the orphans would approve of those shenanigans. Although if I’m honest, those kids have probably never seen a chandelier. I’m not even sure they have electricity in that village.
Anyway, I got her down from there–and couldn’t help noticing what fine shape she was in. My, I said to myself, that Katie can really knit well. And didn’t I see something about dishcloths? A person can never have enough dishcloths (especially if that person lives with the Beneficent-yet messy- Mr. Hall.) I should order some of those fine knitted wonders, too, I thought. But before I could get around to that, I had to find my doll. She was perusing my bookshelves, from the upside-down position.
Oh, that little stinker!
I had one more thing I wanted to look up, so I have my little yarn doll here, hanging out with me at the Hall of Fame, while I read about Katherine’s Mission. I imagine Katie’s going to need a lot of help to raise enough money for the orphans, but I have a feeling she’ll succeed.
As for keeping up with those wild and crazy dolls, she’s on her own.
A good word for a good cause. I wasn't that impressive of a 12 year old, either.
Sally, I honestly don't know where this girl finds the energy to do all that she does…if she could knit me up some of THAT, I'd buy her out! 🙂
I can't believe Cathy-on-a-stick didn't get in on the action. Tell her I said thanks for sharing the spotlight. We appreciate it!!
What a great kid! Love those photos!
Ha, Deb! Don't think Cathy-on-a-Stick didn't try! ;-)She IS a wonderful kid, Vicky. I'm hoping if I say that enough, she'll teach me how to knit. 🙂
Dolly is quite the gymnast! I love her hair, and her simple frock that defies gravity. Her creator must be OH SO PROUD of her! Seriously. That's one talented little knitter. And such a humanitarian!
Wow! What an impressive young lady. Very cute and impressive.Donna
That funny doll. She made me chuckle when she tried to read the books upside-down. She's either very funny, or I'm easily amused at 11:30 at night.
Is the doll's grandmother going to be at the schmooze on Saturday? If I'm getting showered and dressed, I might as well buy a doll, while I'm out. That way I won't feel like I went to all that effort just to hear a famous author speak. Will you ask the grandmother if she will bring me one of the dolls if she's coming? It would save on shipping costs.
What a wonderful contribution of time and talent and effort for a good cause. I was still playing with dolls at twelve not making them. I am impressed.
I shall pass along your lovely comments to Katie, y'all. And Sally, if Katie doesn't have a doll knitted by Saturday, you can have mine. I see the grandma all the time-;-)(Although I can't be responsible for her wild and crazy antics!)
Wow, that is impressive. I think I'm going to have to order a doll! The only talent I had at 12 was picking my nose.
Lynn, hahahahhaa! Sorry. I shouldn't laugh. (Hahhahahaaa!)
oh, yes, please. I would love your silly doll. She's very funny.