I made her almost as the pattern is written, the only exception being the scarf.
She was made with Silja yarn in the colors white nr. 302, black nr. 301, yellow nr. 358, blue nr. 307 and pink nr. 323. I used 3 mm needles and ordinary toy stuffing. The pattern says to use "washable toy stuffing", but I've never been able to find something that dries up properly after a wash. Maybe it's something they have in England, and not here.
As with all Of Alan Dart's creations, the pattern gives a nice facial expression.
The bonnet is put together from quite a few flat pieces, so the sewing takes a bit of time, but is really does look like the Jemima Puddle-Duck drawings in the Beatrix Potter books.
The feet are put on a little crocked, by mistake originally, but it turned out to be quite pretty and gave the figure a sense of being in motion, just like in all the images from the books.
Often Alan Dart patterns call for swiss darning, witch I hate, with a vengeance. So I knitted the pattern on the scarf. I took a long time to chart, but was well worth it to not have to swiss darn.
The only thing I would have done differently if I were to do it again, was to put a little lead or heavy stuffing in the tail to give the figure a bit more balance. Now she is a little wobbly.
So from me and Jemima,
Until next time,