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elizabooth
« on: December 11, 2005 05:19:19 PM »



I thought that recreating my friends in doll effigy form would be a good (and cheap) idea for Xmas gifts this year. I'm doing four in total (two couples) and here is my first finished doll -- my dear friend Joanne. The effect is somewhat lost if you don't know her, but I swear it looks just like her.

I used the Knit Your Own Rock Star pattern (loosely), basing Jo here on Joan Jett.

The painful details can be found on my blog: http://www.elizaboothy.blogspot.com.
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2005 05:22:27 PM »

 Cheesy  that's brilliant!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2005 08:43:30 AM »

 Your Jo looks amazing! Great job.
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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2005 10:29:56 AM »

Adorable! I'm sure your friends are going to love it!
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« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2005 05:52:19 PM »

Thats a great idea.
I love it.....

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elizabooth
« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2005 07:34:54 PM »



So, as an update, here are the four finished dolls. I used a hodge podge of scrap yarn, so they all turned out pretty differently, but they're not supposed to be perfect, right? I present them to my friends tomorrow, so wish me luck!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2005 12:49:56 PM »

Cute! That is a very cool gift idea.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2005 08:14:39 PM »

That's so cool!
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2006 12:07:14 PM »

great job! i'm trying to make a frida doll and im loosely using the joan jett pattern, but when i got near the part where you start using the pattern i only had 19 stitches on my needle, but according to the pattern i needed to k1 sl1 k1 psso k6 k7 from chart k6 k2tog k1 which is 25 sts or something.. where did they all come from??? help!!
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