I ordered the 14″ doll from Joy’s Waldorf during her retirement sale. I’ve been ever so pleased with the kit and thoroughly enjoyed each step of crafting this doll.
I’ve learned many valuable lessons during the process: sewing a knit fabric, stuffing with wool, shaping a doll head, hand sewing the doll together, crocheting…
That is until I got to crocheting the wig. I didn’t know how to crochet, so a very dear friend came over a week before Christmas to teach me. I picked it up fairly easily with the worsted wool yarn and was pleased with my work. I switched over to the mohair yarn to actually start making the wig. Um, this yarn is AWFUL! It looks like doll hair when neatly wound up in a ball, but crochet it (at least by a newbie) and it looks like a hairball that a dog coughed up – and you might know that my “thing that I just don’t cope well with” is hair – ewwww. I was nauseous while beginning this wig.
I’m still working on it little by little, trying to overcome my feelings. I’m not too sure how it will turn out. I’m trying to have faith that it will turn into a lovely doll wig once finished and combed out, but thankfully, I knit up a hat that’s the perfect size for the doll by chance before baby Autumn came. If all else fails, the various online Waldorf doll stores re-open with the new year and sell pre-made wigs.