He's beautiful, another one of your designs for me to love. Is there no end to your talents? Keep 'em comin'.
Hey how did yu do the bobbles for the eyes and nose? (They could be considered a choking hazard though). I've collected pictures of all the toys and intend to do something similar for the charity I knit for. The kids will love them, I reckon theya re great.
The bobbles are made the standard way - k 5 times into 1 stitch (front, back, front, back, front) turn and purl 5, turn and knit 5, turn and purl 5, turn and ssk then k1 then k2 tog, turn and p3tog, turn and knit rest of row. Because they're knitted in, kids would have to chew them off to choke on them - but that's not impossible, I suppose :)
I wasn't being sarcastic about your bobbles, I quite like them, never seen them before, just an observation on my part as that is what I have to watch for when knitting toys for kids.(I knit for charity)Oragisations such as Red Cross etc, have very strict guidelines because they are afraid of being sued should they be found liable if an incident such as you describe did occur.Your work has caught my attention and I very much like it, and I think the kids will too...hence me waiting with anticipation to see your next new toys you create and the patterns for them.
I completely understand about the choking hazard problem; I see far too many toys with buttons for eyes! I think the bobbles are pretty safe - they're an integral part of the knitting, and would actually be quite hard to detach. But it's a good point, and I'll see if I can think of another solution that looks good but is safer.
Even those "safety eues" sold for teddy bears aren't safe anymore, kids have been choking on them too lately I'm told. I think the fact you sewed/embroidered your faces on previous dolls impressed me. Mind you, I do love those bobbles, I really do, but would save them for older children...but I have no say who they go to once they leave my hands...I was just making an observation on your work, I'd never made bobbles and they appeal to me too. Thanks for the know how! Still love your dolls.
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