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Finished knit - Pippi Longstocking

''She was the strangest girl that Tommy and Annika had ever seen. It was Pippi Longstocking, going out for her morning walk.  This is what she looked like:  Her hair was the colour of a carrot and it was plaited in two tight plaits that stuck straight out. Her nose was the shape of a very small potato, and it was completely covered with freckles... Her dress was quite odd. Pippi had made it herself. It was supposed to have been blue, but there hadn't been enough blue material, so Pippi had decided to sew on little red patches here and there. ''
The Adventures of Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgrin.
My lovely little niece has has just turned one. To celebrate the occasion, I wanted to give her a classic book with appropriate toy*.  In spite of never actually reading the book, I have always had a soft spot for Pippi Longstocking. She's independent, generous, and the strongest girl in the world - what's not to love?! Plus the red hair is just a bonus.
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Not knitting

I've been working away on a couple of projects over the last month or so with specific deadlines, and the last week or so has been spent sewing, grafting, weaving in ends. All the fiddly little things that are necessary to finish a knit properly. 

The final project looks much neater thanks to a photo tutorial recently posted on Ysolda's blog; Technique Thursday -weaving in ends.  It's one of those simple-but-brilliant tips that I didn't realise I needed to know, but has improved the look of my finished items since. I do love learning!