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31  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Anyone interested in Blythe, Momoko and Tiny Betsy McCall knit, sewn and croche? on: August 15, 2007 02:08:24 PM
I've just bought a petite Blythe (can't find a 12 I can afford, esp here in the UK)  Undecided

Would love some patterns for her, as the one I've got (Splash and Sammy) comes with a hideous dress!!

Yes please!  Smiley


This is my first Blythe, and info on them, or info where to get info, lol, also gratefully received (ie, why do some have matt faces, others shiny?)  Smiley

Sorry fir hijack Cherade9!  Wink  Smiley
32  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Discussion and Questions / Re: Where to find Blythe/Pullip dolls on: August 15, 2007 01:12:49 PM
Anyone know how to get one of the 12" Blythes in the UK without having to take out a new mortgage  (or upsetting the husband?)  Grin

I've just ordered a 'Sammy and Splash' petite Blythe from ebay, but would COVET a full size one.  Undecided

There is just something enchanting about these dolls that I love.
33  CROCHET / Amigurumi: Completed Projects / Re: Koi anyone? on: August 15, 2007 12:57:15 PM
This is gorgeous!!  Grin

I can only knit, not crochet, or I'd be itching to make one of these!!  Roll Eyes
34  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Little stripey dolls on: July 29, 2007 12:46:13 PM
Amazing! Grin

I love knitted cuddly toys, and these guys are fab!  Cool
35  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pistachio... the geek lovechild of 'Cheese' (inc pattern) on: July 25, 2007 01:33:27 PM
Here's the original post:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=155068.0

EDITED to add:

The original Cheese had thumbs, and feet that were a bit like socks (with a kind of heel) but I couldn't remember how I did it!

So the new pattern is a bit different, but easy to modify.
36  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Pistachio... the geek lovechild of 'Cheese' (inc pattern) on: July 25, 2007 01:31:29 PM



This guy was developed from knitting my daughter 'Cheese' from Fosters Home For Imaginary Friends. (which I posted on the forum)
As usual, I knitted him as I went, without writing the pattern down, so I developed this guy for my son who wanted one too.

Knit in DK or aran yarn, on DPNs, any size between 3.5 mm and 4.5mm (smaller is better for stuffing). The original cheese was made in aran weight Jaeger, not sure what size needles..

You need:

Lime DK for body
White DK for eyes
Small amount of purple yarn for pupils
Small amount of teal for mouth

5 DPNs
pair of 2.5mm needles (for making eyeballs)
toy stuffing


BODY

C/on 6st in main colour, divide between 3 dpns, 2 st on each needle.
Join and knit 2 rows.
Next row, inc1,k1,inc1,k1 on each dpn.
Next row, knit.
Rep last 2 rows until 12st on each dpn.
next row, knit.
Next row, start to decrease-each needle- k2tog, k1, to last 2 st, k2tog. Rep on each needle.
Next row, knit.
(Start to stuff some of the body, but not too much).
Rep last 2 rows, until 2st remain on each dpn.
Knit 4 rows (this is his neck).
(Stuff rest of body through neck).
K1, inc1, at beg of each dpn, until 12st total (4 on each dpn).
Now divide evenly between 4 dpns- 3 st on each, to begin head.
Knit 1 row.
Next row, each dpn- knit1, inc1, k to last st, inc1, k1.
Next row, knit.
Rep last 2 rows until 15 st on each dpn (of bigger, if you want him to have a bigger head)  Cheesy
Knit 10 rows (or a few more if you want him to have a bigger head).
Next row, k2tog, k to last 2 st, k2tog.
Knit 1 row.
Rep until 9st left on each dpn.
Next row, k2tog, k1, all the way round (all 4 needles)
(Stuff head)
Knit 1 row.
Next row, k2tog all the way round. (3st on each dpn).
K2 rows.
(You may need to top up stuffing in the head).
k2tog, k1 all the way around.
k 1 row.
Cut yarn, leaving a long tail. Thread through stitches and pull tight, fasten off.

ARMS.

Lime DK. Make two, obviously.

C/on 3 st.
Icord for 12 rows.
C/on 3 st.
K across row.
c/on in purl 3 st.
purl across row.
St st for 6 rows.
k2tog, k2tog, k1, k2tog cast off the single stitch, k2tog. (Hope this bit makes sense).
K first 2 st, c/off. Break yarn and rejoin and rep.


LEGS

Make 2 in lime DK.

c/on 6 st, divde between 3 dpns.
k1 row.
k1, inc1, k2.
k 6 rows.
k6st, turn, p3st, turn, k3, k to end of round.
k1 row.
K1, k2tog, rep 3 times.
K1 row.
K2tog, put stitches on one needle.
K1 row.
I cord for 12 rows.
C/off.

EYES

White DK and 2.5mm needles

Make 2.

C/on 4st.
K 1 row.
P 1 row.
K1, inc1, k to last st, inc1, k1.
p1 row.
Rep last 2 rows until 10 st.
P 1 row.
K 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows twice (four rows total)
P 1 row.
K2tog, k to last 2 st, k2tog.
P 1 row.
Rep last 2 rows until 4 st left.
P 1 row.
C/off.


MAKING UP.

Sew eyes onto body, then, using purple DK, french knot or embrioder a pupil into the centre of each eye.
Backstitch a mouth using teal DK.

Arms, sew up the hands and sew onto sides of body.

Legs, sew onto bottom of, err, bottom!!  

Voila!

I wondered about getting some REALLY STRONG magnets, to put into his hands and feet, but I couldn't get any that would make him stick through the yarn.
Apart from him, I've made a blue one called roquefort (a blue kind of cheese!)
And 'Hampton' (currently sans arms, legs and eyes) who is multi striped, and I made while holidaying in Northampton.

They don't take long, proficient knitters should be able to do one on a day.

Post pics if you make one!!
 Grin
37  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: General / Re: hoodie + tutorial [image heavy] on: July 25, 2007 12:25:23 PM
At last! A pattern I think I can follow!!  Grin

Love your hoodies, esp the skull one.  Cool
38  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: New Bloo Mittens on: July 15, 2007 10:32:36 AM
I'm going to have to make my 14yr old daughter these for Xmas, to go with her 'Cheese' I knitted for her birthday!!!!  Grin

(I have the pattern for cheese sorted now, just gotta find time to post it).  Roll Eyes
39  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Anthropologie Caplet on: June 25, 2007 12:19:49 PM
Thanks for the easy to follow explanation for using lighter weight yarn- I have some VERY pink yarn just waiting for this pattern, yet I've only ever made these out of chunky stuff before. (Just finished my fourth, but no pics, as the recipient has gone to a wedding in it!!)

Do you think it would work if I added a lace pattern to the bottom of it?? (Bearing in mind, it's knitted top down, would the pattern look odd, or how would I do this top down too?)  Huh
40  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: R2D2 Beanie Hat (Star Wars) *Now* with link to free pattern/charts (page one) on: June 25, 2007 12:09:19 PM
Heehee, my 8 yr old son also asked if your pic was me!!  Cheesy

I'll have to get a pic up to compare sometime!!  Shocked  Wink  Grin

Did you ever see my disasterous 'bettie blanket'?? Her shadow was fine, but poor Bettie, she looked like she needed major plastic surgery- it was a disaster!! (I busted a gut to get it done too, I only binned it last week- it took me a year to bring myself to do it)  : Live n learn (to guage your patterns properly, lol!!)  Roll Eyes  Cheesy
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