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veri
« on: November 28, 2010 11:49:23 AM »

I admit: I never was a yarn person - my mom didn't' knit and my grandma taught me how to do it when I was 4yo. Unfortunately soon after that she got cancer, went to hospital and after that she died. So that one visit there at her place was my only knitting experience.

(teddy's riding a sock crocodile)

I haven't knitted until 3 years ago when I finally made my "alpha male" a scarf in bumblebee pattern (striped - black and yellow that is Grin) as he is into bumblebees. I knitted that scarf for 1 year as I never got to it.


Than we got our first baby and I knitted her a diaper cover from OM pattern and than when the little one was born I made another diapercover for her. And that was it. But than one lazy afternoon when we were at my dad's (I don't have any crafting supplies there) I found a ball of yarn that I forgot about and next time I took a book with instructions for this teddy:


Since than my older kid was bugging be every single day for more than 2 weeks to make her another "wool toy" - she adores this teddy! So this weekend we were at grandpa's again and I knitted there again - this time 3 sheep - I'll put them up once I photo them.


It's my first knitted project with increasing and decreasing, first knitted toy or shaped knitted thing! What do you think about it? I know the stuffing shows through but I had to work with what I had (this is acrylic yarn and it was very smooth and thin)... Comments and critiques very welcome!
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ChrisSews
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2010 03:00:57 AM »

Cute teddy.  Love the pics of your daughter playing with him. 

I just started knitting in the round and I'm finding it addictive.  Hope you're having as much fun! 

I don't like the stuffing showing either so what I've been doing is going down several needle sizes from what the yarn recommends to keep the stitches small and tight. 
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veri
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2010 03:24:51 AM »

Thanks, Chris! My dd always makes pics look better;).

Oh, this teddy isn't knitted in round - it flat knitted and than pieced together (I'm glad that the seam doesn't show so much, I guess, if you haven't noticed it - it goes through the middle of the teddy): I'm looking forward at trying knitting in round! but I have to get the needles for it first...

Thank you for your advice about preventing stuffing from showing. I had no idea what to expect when I did this since it was my first so I didn't mind that much but I'll definitely keep this in mind for the future (I'll be doing a lot of knitted toys in the future I recon - since my dd is bugging me for "wool toys" all the time - and she's the kind of girl you can't say no to;) - you know: big blue eyes, sweet "please",... and so on - you just can't;).
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010 04:23:27 AM »

WOA Thats great!!! Im still not brave to venture into increases and decreases yet... scary area for me. BUT THIS IS AWESOME! Inspiring to do as i've never seen any knitted ami work as cute as this before Smiley
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