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12/03/2010 at 09:11

Beebs!!!  Oh no!!!

My mum taught me how to do disposable nappies for her using a napkin as an inner and then cut tie sided outer bits out of a plastic bag but I used a Christmas napkin and the holly ink ran green on her bum.  So I scoured her with Ajax and now she has a slightly less shiny pink bum than the rest of her.

I may have to go up in the loft and ger her now.

Not that this has anything to do with knitting!

Edited: 12/03/2010 at 09:12
12/03/2010 at 09:20


The memories 

12/03/2010 at 09:25

lol - why so?

Do they still make Tiny Tears, kk?

12/03/2010 at 09:44

You surely didn't buy them *that* Action Man, KK, it did say Unsuitable for Children on the box

The cuury and lager combo is a recipe for disaster

Edited: 12/03/2010 at 09:45
12/03/2010 at 09:54

I had a teeny tiny tears too.

I wasn't really a doll kinda girl though. I used to put her in the bath a lot. Her hair ended up looking quite high and spikey. I might have unwittingly inspired the punk hairdo's of the 70's with that doll....

If she wasn't doing deep sea diving in the bath she was in bed and having a sleep. My mum was always saying to me, 'why don't you play with your doll?' and I'd tell her I couldn't because she was asleep...

My mum did knit a very nice set of clothes for her though. I bet she's still got her in her attic too!

Pink    pirate
12/03/2010 at 11:06

Ooh, a thread I can join

M.ister W and I have a challenge to knit ourselves a Christmas stocking each (by next Christmas - hence we're starting now!). Judging by how things are going, I'm going to wi

I'm knitting in the round with 4 needles (and feeling quite clever ) and so far it's going quite well except when I change between colours of yarn I'm tying a knot and carring on knitting with the new yarn. Is that right? It's not looking great. Is there a better way?

My teddy had knitted clothes. Underpants, vest and everything

12/03/2010 at 11:41

Pink - When I change colours I'll put the thread I'm changing to over the top of the previous one in a sort of weave for a few stitches. When I've finished I sew or tie the ends in to secure them.

I hope that made sense. This might be more helpful.

I knitted this for my son a few years ago as he was crazy about penguins... he still likes penguins but is too cool to wear anything like this now.


12/03/2010 at 12:10

I love the penguin sweater! My daughter adores penguins.

Pink, I just leave a long end of about 6-8" then start with the new colour and when it's all secured in, I go back and weave the ends in opposite directions ie new yarn over old yarn. This pulls any big holes a bit tighter too and it doesn't show on the right side. Hope you're going to fill your stockings with goodies at CHristmas.

12/03/2010 at 12:13

I just join in the other colour, leave the end of the original one and then sew them along on the back once it's finished.  Try not to knot the yarns as it can look a bit odd except when it's going to be on a seam.

I have sourced and ordered the pink yarn for my next project and will pick it up tomorrow.  This one isn't finished yet but it's all sewn together and is far too bulky to be portable enough to work on the train.  A 5 hour train trip on Monday & Tuesday so 10 hours of clicking away

My dolls all had a selection of knitted garments too.  And my very first knitting - apart from dishcloths and simple squares - was a knitted teddy.  Very sqare shape as I remember him and I ran out of wool doing the second leg so that was a different colour.

12/03/2010 at 12:18
kittenkat wrote (see)

Small knitted me!

I did!

So it will be my fault if you ever fall apart.

12/03/2010 at 12:25

I've just flicked through a pattern folder, and found two for doll clothes.

There's also one for a red sweater with Pingu on the front that I made for both mine, and a couple of 2 ply lace baby shawls, don't think I've got the patience for those these days.

12/03/2010 at 12:44
That's a little scary to be honest...
12/03/2010 at 13:05

Aww, ees not scary...

This is scary!



12/03/2010 at 13:07
lol small
12/03/2010 at 13:08
What a lovely idea, Pink and good planning to start early
12/03/2010 at 13:22
I intend to bribe someone to knit mine for me.  Anyone like to offer?
12/03/2010 at 13:38
Certainly not, Mr W, that goes against  the spirit of it
Pink    pirate
12/03/2010 at 13:40

I will know unless you're planning to pretend you knitted it in your lunch hours at work (how much stick?) or on the train (where I have spies)

Pink    pirate
12/03/2010 at 13:42

Thanks for the hints on changing colours. I shall try that once I've finished doing the tricky heel bit.

Purl 3 through the back loops is proving kinda tricky . Good job this is a practice run with charity shop wool

13/03/2010 at 12:58

It's not knitting, but may I just post this, my latest completed project.


I'm still slightly annoyed about the alignment mistake, but at least it was the same mistake on all 4 quadrants. A square mount seemed to best option, I couldn't work out what you could do so as to make it look less wonky.

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