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November 6, 2008

Knitting: Dickensian Party Mouse, Cook

Filed under: Knitting — virtuallyamy @ 11:37 pm
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This is a pattern by Alan Dart from the Dickensian Party Mice collection. There are 9 mice to this series and a Christmas tree. This is the cook (baker?) mouse.

I started her about 3 weeks ago. She is a fairly easy knit since she is not knit in the round. I did have to look up a few stitches. Also, the directions for putting together the parts were not the most clear. I think this is mostly due for the need of a side shot of one of the mice to get a better idea more than the text. But she came together!

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August 1, 2008

Charity Knitting-Comfort Dolls

My first comfort doll.

My first comfort doll.

(Most recent update: March 8, 2010: Near the end are pictures of dolls made by a reader. Hers are going to Haiti!)

I recently ran across this site asking for people to knit these simple dolls for African AIDS orphans. What they do is use these dolls in place of packing material around supplies that get shipped over there. When the supplies are unpacked, the dolls are given out to the kids. They strongly suggest using brown yarn, rather than pink btw.