Hi from snowy Melton Mowbray - I was wondering if you had seen my post in the UK discussion group about the KAS 10th birthday party I am organising this August. It would be lovely if some of my local East Midlands KAS sisters were able to be there.
Thank Kathy. Me too, I found more fulfilling to knit hand-warmers and hats, lately than squares when I'm not making a blanket. I tried to do a bear .its knitted but not put together yet. Embroidering the face , which make the little thing alive is intimidating, but I will finish it. Now I yet knitting handwarmers and hat sets ant finishing a blanket for August theme, and is almost October. Cheers, DD
Hi Cathy - I am having a Knit A Square event at my home in Melton Mowbray on 19th August. I don't know if you would be interested or even available - but if you would like to know more please let me know. Rebecca
I finally did it. Did it take a third try or fourth? and definitely more rows and stitches to be a useful hat for a child. I just to thank you for all your help. Here is the final product: Cheers, diana
Sparking a child's imagination can actually change their lives Kathy, so those hand teddy gloves are likely to make a wonderful difference to the children. It has inspired me to think about sewing some simple glove puppets this year!
Yes, a knitting dolly...I haven't heard that term in years...in Canada it's a knitting spool I think, I like knitting dolly better. I used one a lot as a child but could never figure out what to do with the long cord...now I know! Teddy bear scarves!
I think you're right Kathy, most kids don't keep their toys long. I had my teddy bear until I was in my thirties I think. Ditto Larry Lamb until I was in my twenties...did they make them better back then or is it just that kids get bored easier and faster nowadays? I wonder. Regardless, I love the teddy patterns and plan to give one a go very shortly. I too have been studying "how to do faces" diagrams and videos for teddies and dollies. I will get it right first time yet! At the moment it's more like "Nope, that'll scare the child half to death...redo it!" LOL
I finished both. One is your beanie pattern, 2 strands - red & purple - and 8US needles but I added 6 more sts in my second try (Yes, I knitted it twice). I think it looks pretty good. I followed your pattern very closely to shape the crown and it works.Thanks again.