Saturday, March 17, 2007

Roxxy Roller

Meet Roxxy!

Roxxy is a junior in high school. She's also a poet, and can often be seen at poetry slams around the community, sharing and baring her soul. She's a barrista at The Coffee Hole, working there on weekends and on the morning shift, because she has first period free at school. She's been listening to Dead can Dance and the Cocteau Twins on her mp3 player a lot lately, and the last show she went to see was Evanescence. The message on her cell phone says, "Sorry I'm not home right now I'm walking in the spiderwebs so leave a message and I'll call you back." When her mom asks her why she wears skulls, she says "It shows that no matter how you cover up, everybody's the same underneath. It's a symbol of human unity, Mom!" She didn't get her mom's permission for the eyebrow piercing or the lip piercing and was grounded for a month. The only subjects at school she really cares about are English and Art. She's going to have a show at the Coffee Hole next month of her collages and sculptures.

Construction Notes

yarn: Knit Picks Palette in white
stuffing: natural wool stuffing
needles: Size 2 Addi Turbo
technique: Knitted top-down, in the round, face sewed on next, stuffed with the doll still on the needles, then kitchenered shut along her bottom. Next came the limbs, knitted by picking up stitches in the appropriate spots and knitting i-cord. Last came the hair.
pattern: Knitted Babes by Clare Garland, of course

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