The doll clothes were also the result of a UFO. The light green shirt in the upper right was already cut out. I again used scraps from a garment and probably cut the pattern out right after I'd made it, which was in 2004 according to my review. But I couldn't just send my sister one lonely little doll top, especially because she has two daughters who play with dolls. So I made some more. The green and blue top was already finished years ago and only needed a closure. Full reviews are over on patternreview if you're interested.
I did have fun making the doll clothes, even if they did take a bit longer than I'd planned. Those little clothes can be quite fiddly! I wanted to show the clothes on a doll but I don't have an American Girl type 18" doll. I do have my Kerry doll (and also Crissy) from the 1970's. I dug her out and dressed her up and hand some fun in the backyard.
I think Kerry is the American Girl's skinny cousin. So just like a size 0 model on a photo shoot, out came the binder clips!
And finally, one knitting item that got left off of my last post. Knowing that the fleece hat would be way too big for my sister's newborn, I knitted up a little bonnet. The pattern is from the book Last Minute Knitted Gifts and the yarn is Rowan Baby Alpaca.