Thursday, 27 August 2009

Toys In The Garden

I've been on a bit of a toymaking kick recently, having made 4 Kates, 7 Bobs, a Giraffe, and a Dolly, among others.

I took them round to Spinonehalf's house on a gorgeous sunny day at the end of June, and had a bit of a photo shoot. (I did try to write this blogpost last month, but my computer was not being very helpful, and I've been a bit busy since then!)

Giraffe relaxes in a tree:
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Dolly thinks the flowers are beautiful:
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The Kates have a huddle...
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...and decide to do some skipping...
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...then they relax and do some cloudwatching:
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Meanwhile the Bobs decide to use the skipping rope to play tug'o'war!
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HEAVE!
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The purple team won!
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Shaking noses:
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Stripy Bobs found a flower!
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Camoflage:

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All the toys I knitted...
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...and the yarn I had left over:
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I did all of these with Cascade 220, which is absolutely lovely to knit with. Great stitch definition, doesn't split easily, very economical (all the kates, the yellow bob and the giraffe all came out of the same single ball!) and my new yarn of choice, certainly for toys.

1 comment:

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