I sent this a couple of days ago, but don't think Karen has received it, so should not be posting it. Don't want my Swapee to see it...but can't resist!
This is Mary, the first of the Nativity group I am making for the Itsy Bitsy Nativity swap. The pattern comes from Gourmet Crochet, designed by Carolyn Christmas. Really cute! I did not put a mouth on her as I like that wide eyed look you see on some of the dolls - rather innocent looking. If you make her as a doll, don't put the hands together. They are tooooo cute just like they are not tacked down. I used Vanna's Choice, of course (I have so much I need to use it up).
These little people are not as easy as the cute little animals as they have so many parts, and take longer, but fun to make and absolutely not HARD. After all, they are itsy for the Itsy Bitsy swap! I used an F hook as called for, but think I would have liked it better in a D or E hook I think. Will have to finish the group using the F hook though.