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chek101
« on: February 17, 2012 01:06:34 PM »

These are all made from the Jean Greenhowe patterns. I love the woman and think she is a genius! I chose her patterns because I wanted to learn how to understand the techicalities of knitting - thanks to Jean Greenhowe, I now do.
chek

Here are some of the gang


The Carpenter


The Chef


The Golfer


Jane


A doll I just call Sally and that's a small topsy turvy doll standing beside her


Topsy Turvy Cinderella - a fairly nice size topsy at 12"


The patches on Cinderella's dress


And that little topsy turvy doll showing her other topsy turvy side

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Crafty_Kat
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2012 01:36:09 PM »

Wow, these are amazing!!  I've always wanted to learn how to knit, but every time I try I get frustrated and go back to crochet, lol.  You did a terrific job on these.
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chek101
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2012 02:56:15 PM »

Wow, these are amazing!!  I've always wanted to learn how to knit, but every time I try I get frustrated and go back to crochet, lol.  You did a terrific job on these.


What a shame! If I lived near you - I would help you to learn. Especially these dolls, they really are so easy to make. People look at them and are scared away from making them, yet I have found Jean Greenhowe's patterns to be the easiest to follow patterns there is out there. Everything is done in small sections. I hope you will reconsider and give it one more go.
chek   Wink
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aethelberga
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2012 07:00:16 PM »

Yay, someone else who has actually heard of Jean Greenhowe!! I have knit so many of her patterns, probably close to a hundred at this point. What I like about her patterns is that they are so easy to customise. Various of her patterns have become pretty much everyone from Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5 and pretty much all of the Doctors Who. I also use her doll patterns to teach knitting since you can learn most of the needed techniques by knitting a fairly small doll. In fact I am putting together a knitting workshop at the moment for my local SF convention, with a knitted Jean Greenhowe Klingon.
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MommyTheMaid
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2012 11:28:05 PM »

Amazing!  I can't imagine how much love was put into those little cuties.  Great job.  I may have to check out this designer.  Thank you.
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chek101
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012 04:56:37 PM »

Amazing!  I can't imagine how much love was put into those little cuties.  Great job.  I may have to check out this designer.  Thank you.

You will NOT regret it! Give her patterns a go!!   Grin
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chek101
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012 05:03:44 PM »

Yay, someone else who has actually heard of Jean Greenhowe!! I have knit so many of her patterns, probably close to a hundred at this point. What I like about her patterns is that they are so easy to customise. Various of her patterns have become pretty much everyone from Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5 and pretty much all of the Doctors Who. I also use her doll patterns to teach knitting since you can learn most of the needed techniques by knitting a fairly small doll. In fact I am putting together a knitting workshop at the moment for my local SF convention, with a knitted Jean Greenhowe Klingon.

You are so right! Her patterns are the best I've ever seen or worked. She basically taught me all I needed to know about knitting. And yes, you can easily spin off any character doll you can think of by following her simple methods and tweaking them your way. I have ALL her books. She is my knit GODDESS! And one more Yaaaaaay, I'm happy to meet another Jean-Greenie, too!!   Wink Grin
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charityandrum
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012 10:42:03 PM »

they are awesome, this has just taken me right back to when i was a kid and my mum used to knit these dolls for me, I'll have to try and find some of them Smiley

pretty sure we've still got one of her pattern books somewhere aswell
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chek101
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2012 10:21:17 PM »

Charity,

Wouldn't that be something if you made dolls from your Mum's old pattern? I think it would be priceless!!
chek
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2012 08:08:24 PM »

My aunt used to knit much smaller and simpler clown dolls that I always loved.  I love the clown with the sausages.  So much detail on these guys!
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2012 05:13:45 PM »

My aunt used to knit much smaller and simpler clown dolls that I always loved.  I love the clown with the sausages.  So much detail on these guys!

My fav is the Golfer guy, those pants he's wearing were done in swiss embroidery, took forever.  Do you still have any of your Aunts old doll's around? Would enjoy to see them!

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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2012 06:29:32 PM »

Sadly, no.  The last time she gave me one I was like 5 years old. However, I was thinking of asking her to make me one.  I think I am going to use my 2 year old as an excuse!  You know, she is getting elderly and I would really like one of her dolls before she gets too old to make them anymore. 
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2012 08:08:49 PM »

Sadly, no.  The last time she gave me one I was like 5 years old. However, I was thinking of asking her to make me one.  I think I am going to use my 2 year old as an excuse!  You know, she is getting elderly and I would really like one of her dolls before she gets too old to make them anymore. 

Oh please DO ask her ... I think she will be thrilled to do it, too. A lot of great old patterns are all too easily lost to time. Who knows, maybe somebody here can replicate it and keep it alive. That would be such an honor to your Aunt. Please do post if you get lucky enough to get her to make you another doll. I enjoy the old dolls very much; they have a certain charm to them.
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paperface
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2012 09:06:18 AM »

Well done! these are all amazing!, from looking at these i've just remembered that i had a similar looking clown when i was younger...i'm gonna see if she did the pattern for it!

I love the cinderella doll! x
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chek101
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2013 06:09:40 AM »

Well done! these are all amazing!, from looking at these i've just remembered that i had a similar looking clown when i was younger...i'm gonna see if she did the pattern for it!

I love the cinderella doll! x

Thank you for stopping by and commenting! Yes Cindy is mine too. Hope you found the pattern!

chek
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toffee-tan
« Reply #15 on: August 17, 2013 05:41:13 PM »

Oh my, these are just precious! Do you have a link to where I can buy these patterns? Cheesy
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chek101
« Reply #16 on: August 18, 2013 08:49:29 AM »

Oh my, these are just precious! Do you have a link to where I can buy these patterns? Cheesy


I so agree! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Here is a good link:

http://www.frugalhaus.com/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=52&gclid=CKPxlfmrh7kCFZKi4AoddBEAzA
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