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As promised yesterday here I am. I hope I am not too late for some people. I am slowly getting back into a routine after Christmas. I am doing an office skills course and today we went back after the break and it is so good to get the brain thinking again.  Anyway onto things craft ie knitting.

Here are some things I have knitted lately.

These 3 pictures are 2 dolls in 1 and as you can probably guess it is Cinderella. On the far right she is in her rags and in the middle picture she is in her ball gown. The white wool has a sparkle in it. Around the end of the blue dress I sewed a strings of nice beads around so she looks pretty for her prince. The nearest picture is of the 2 dolls in 1. I love making this doll. It only takes me a couple of days to knit. I used polyester toy filling to stuff her. She would be suitable for a child of  upwards even adults!! I think we are all children at heart.

It was stocking stitch throughout. I hope you like her. I do sell my things so if you see anything you might like please contact me.

Bye for now. I shall be back tomorrow when I will show you what I knitted for my mum for Christmas.


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Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax Digital Camera


Posted January 8, 2018 by Carole's Knitting in Children, Toys

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Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax Digital Camera

Pentax Digital Camera

It is a  wet day here today in Bandon and quite breezy too. Still what can we do? We can’t control the weather mores the pity. Anyway to make the day a bit better here are some items I have knitted and crocheted a while back. The first picture is a child’s cardigan. I love this as it is knitted in one piece up to the armholes, I also like the pattern in it. I used 100% wool so it is nice and warm. The second is wool from Aldi. It is a lemon sparkle yarn and so easy to knit. I like the scallop edging on the neck and one button. The the next is something completely different, a crocheted owl. Some of my friends would tell you I love owls, and so of course I had to crochet one. They can be made in any colour which makes it fun really. Then we have the last picture which is my Christmas wreath which is always on my door only at Christmas!!, I decided to make a frosted looking wreath, so I used a grey sparkle and white sparkle wool, and knitted holly leaves and berries and I think it looks really good. That is all for today, so I hope you like these. It has started raining again so there is only one thing to do and that is to get back to the knitting. Talk to you all again soon. Enjoy your weekend whatever you may be doing.

Posted May 13, 2017 by Carole's Knitting in Children, Crochet, Festive Items, Toys

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Some of my knitting and crochet   1 comment

Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital Camera 10356396_689440584455995_4380421012539752954_n Pentax Digital Camera Pentax Digital CameraHere are some of the projects I have done. The cream bag is an Aran wool bag. The flap is moss stitch with a tassel. The main body of the bag has cables. On the back there are 2 straps so you can wear the bag on your back. The other bag is made of squares and the pattern is the African flower. The handles are plastic. both bags are lined. The dolls are Morag and Bertie Bloomer. I was really proud of Bertie as I entered him into Skibbereen show which was in July and he won 1st prize. I have since sold him. Morag has also been sold to the same person who bought Bertie. Then I have Olaf the Snowman which I really enjoyed crocheting. He is made in one piece. My gorgeous grandson has him. The rest of the things are baby clothes. If you would like to see more of my stuff you can visit my facebook page which is I look forward to all your comments. There is a “like” button which you could click if you like what you see.

So there you have it. I am up and running again on the blog.


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Taking shape
Busy at work

Hi everyone, I am sorry I didn’t post anything yesterday, I had to babysit my gorgeous grandson at short notice, so apologies.

Any way, as you can see, Mrs. Humpty Dumpty is finally taking shape, she will look a lot better when she has hair and a hat on!!  The cheeks are coloured with a red colouring pencil, (very gently), the knitting needles are made from 2 straws covered in a strip of 5 stitches and sewn up, the knob on the needles is done the same as the nose. To stop the ball of wool unravelling it is stitched, and her piece of knitting was done on 4mm needles and the last row was done very loosely and then transferred onto her needles. I am hoping to have the hat made by tomorrow, it is taking a bit of time as it is double in size, as I told you the person I am doing it for wants it bigger than the original size of 7 inches. So I hope you have enjoyed this so far, so until next time, (hopefully tomorrow), keep those needles clicking!!!

Posted February 3, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Toys

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It's all coming together
Mrs. Humpty Dumpty

Hi Folks. Mrs Humpty Dumpty is now starting to come together at last. It is kind of slow as the person who wants it, wants it doubled in size. Anyway, she now has the eyes and nose and 2 legs. The piece I am doing at the moment is the hat which will take a bit of time, but I will get there. I don’t think it will take too much longer to do.

Most of it is done with 2 strands of double knitting wool at a time, the only bit which is done with 1 strand is the hair and fringe, which will be a bit of a trial as it involves winding the wool around your 2 fingers as well as the knitting needle…that sounds interesting. When I have done the hair I will put a picture up because it will be all loops!! So until the next time….keep knitting.

Posted January 31, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Toys

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What I have done so far
Going up quickly

Hi folks. I thought you would like to see what I have done so far with Mrs. Humpty Dumpty. I started it as soon as I had finished the teddy bears. What you can see at the moment is the head (believe it or not!!) and the body of Mrs. Humpty Dumpty. It is knitted with 2 strands of wool which makes it quite thick. The head is fawn, then the green and cream will be where the skirt goes and the purple and cream is the lower body. The legs will be knitted separately and then sewn on. It is going up fairly quickly. I will show you the other pieces when I am doing them. So until then, keep those knitting needles clicking away.

Posted January 29, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Toys

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Knitted body of all the teddies

Sausage body4" Teddy bear

Having a picnic
The teddy bears picnic

Hi folks. Well after my mishap the other day with the large teddy, here is what i have done. The woman that wanted the large teddy which didn’t turn our right was happy for me to do th miniature ones. So on the far right is the body of the teddies. As you can see each part  has the garter stitch on the outside. The pieces are all stuffed with polyester filling which you can get from an old cushion or pillow. The bottom right picture shows the body, arms, legs, head and ears. The eyes and nose are sewn on. The top left picture is the finished product which shows the 3 teddies, one of which is asleep on the hammock. On the picnic cloth which was knitted is a sponge cake with knitted cream and jam, a plate of knitted sandwiches and a swiss roll and 3 glasses of lemonade. For the straws i only used the flexible part of straws. I love knitting toys as they don’t take long to do at all. The teddy bears picnic took me 2 days which isn’t bad going at all.

I have now started on Mrs. Humpty Dumpty. I hope you like the teddy bears picnic. I would love to know what you think. So until the next time happy knitting.

Posted January 28, 2012 by Carole's Knitting in Toys

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