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Saturday, March 5, 2011

two quick cards and a neat surprise

My nephew spend the past week in Children's Hospital, so I made a quick card to send him.  I used my fave get well set, from The Cat's Pajamas, and added one of the iron-on metal studs Jodi gave me.  They work great with my I-rock!  I went with a black and white theme.

My sister called this morning and told me that friends of hers had lost their five month old baby yesterday.  After giving my sympathies, I assured her I had a set of "loss of a child" sympathy verses.  She was a bit stunned, then remembered I have pretty much all occasions covered with stamps.  I told her that I had purchased a lovely sympathy set from Papertrey Ink, and added the "loss of a child" and "loss of a pet" sets to go along with it.  

This is a surprise for Olli, who has his first hockey tournament this weekend.  I knew the Penquins were his fave team, so I called and asked his fave player's number, skin tone and hair color.  I got the basic pattern from Knits With Sticks.  I think the head is a bit floppy and pry would adapt with the other doll pattern I have to make the head knit with the body.  I did it all in the round except the head... couldn't figure out how to do the hair that way!

Here is the back view.  I did a few less rows on the head, I was running out of the yarn for the hair.  I think it is a LOT shorter than the pattern called for- I cut out at least ten rows on the head.

Have a great weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Great blog! Love the doll (we are Pens fans!) I am a new follower, sent by Momo. Would love it if you stopped by my blog at www.scrappingmamahen.blogspot.com