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« on: March 31, 2010 02:15:28 PM »

I came up with this pattern while visiting my future in-laws.  My fiance's dad was in the hospital and had just been diagnosed with cancer.  The whole family was there to support him, including his two granddaughters, L (7), and E (3).  When I was about L's age, my parents got divorced.  My favorite aunt made me a knitted doll to keep me company, and she was the best gift I ever received.  So with that in mind, I whipped out my knitting and came up with this pattern.  The girls told me what colors to use and what they should look like.  By the end of the trip, L had conned me into teaching her and was avidly knitting away new accessories for their dolls.  To this day, whenever I see the girls, the first thing they do is rummage through my knitting bag to see what new treats I've brought them.

Since then, I've been making the dolls for whoever might need a pick-me-up.  Or sometimes as a "just because" gift.  They're very quick to knit up, and the possibilities are endless.

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Country Girl


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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2010 02:33:14 PM »

These dolls are remarkably sweet Smiley I'm sorry to hear about your fiance's dad's ill health, and I'm sure that these dolls have brought loads of comfort in what is such a trying time.
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2010 09:32:46 PM »

Thank you for sharing this. All the dolls are pretty but I specially like Country Girl.
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« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2010 03:55:59 PM »

They are so unbelievably sweet and girlie. I LOVE them SO MUCH! I think I may have to make some!! Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2010 06:33:43 PM »

That was very sweet of you, and very creative!  E.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2010 12:38:45 PM »

That is such a sweet gift. I love love love the mermaid one.
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« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2010 09:32:07 PM »

Wow. Stunning!!  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2010 11:06:00 PM »

They're amazing! How I'd like to try a few... but my knitting skills are a tad shaky. You probably just improvised the pattern... but if not - do share! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2010 06:37:41 AM »

Those are adorable. I bet they were a huge comfort to the girls.
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« Reply #9 on: June 11, 2010 08:22:36 PM »

These are fantastic. What a thoughtful gift idea. Smiley
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