Well, the sock is done:
Sadly, this is what the second sock looks like:
Lest you think I have been wasting my time by doing things other than knitting, here are pictures of Miss Serious' birthday present, to show how industrious (and foolish) I've been.
Miss Serious did the posing - it was important to her that they all be different. She doesn't want Barbie to ever become stale.
The patterns are mostly from Nicky Epstein's Knits for Barbie. I used leftover sock yarn, and I have to say, the amusement level with these patterns is really high. You can finish a sweater in a couple of hours, complete with shaping, set in sleeves, and picked up stitches for a buttonband and collar. I've been knitting them on the sly after she goes to bed, so they actually were a surprise. Big Trouble saw me knitting them last month, and was able to successfully keep the secret; he didn't even drop hints - I was stunned. Unfortunately, he became rather a task master, and whenever he saw me working on something else, he felt that he needed to crack the whip and remind me that Miss Serious' birthday was coming, and shouldn't I really be working on her present?
Nothing like having a 5 year old feel like he has to keep you on track.