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Mariblue
02-21-2009, 02:12 PM
It has been a long while since I've shared a project here, so I thought I'd post my latest FO, a Mermaid for my daughter. The pattern is from this book: Dream Toys (http://www.amazon.com/Dream-Toys-Collection-Crochet-Fantastical/dp/0312359950/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1235238035&sr=8-1). I used Caron Simply soft for her body, and Peaches n Cream Lilac Ombre for her hair, and added silver highlights with some silver embroidery thread.
I've also made the princess and pirate dolls in the past from the same book, it's got some lovely patterns in it. The only alterations I made were to do most of the knitting in the round.
I learned a new embroidery stitch too, called the bullion stitch, for adding some starfish embellishments to her tail and sweater.
My daughter is delighted with her! And I must say so am I. :)

ETA: Hmmm, I don't know why I can't get the pictures to show up in the post. They're just listed as attachments. I've switched to a new computer, so maybe that's the reason. And the knittinghelp website won't let me make any changes to it? Weird.
ETA: never mind, I figured it out, but I'd like to delete the attachments and Knittinghelp won't let me, does anyone know how I do that?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3298127484_6b19cf6269.jpg?v=0

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3596/3297301277_397d4e47b4.jpg?v=0

Jan in CA
02-21-2009, 04:19 PM
Oh my..that is just adorable! You did a great job!

ritaw
02-21-2009, 04:22 PM
WOW! As a fellow toy knitter , i have to say that is is wonderful !
Lovely work and i am sure your daughter will spend many hours playing with her :)

thepurplegg
02-21-2009, 04:52 PM
She's adorable! How cute are the ruffles on the fin?!

scout52
02-21-2009, 06:23 PM
That is sooo adorable. I love it!!

mks22300
02-21-2009, 08:34 PM
She's so cute! :)

Freyja
02-21-2009, 09:16 PM
She is adorable!
These would make great "Teacher" gifts from mollusk island.

dturner
02-21-2009, 10:04 PM
That is sooo cute!

Marria
02-21-2009, 11:40 PM
Very cute!

Songbirdy
02-22-2009, 01:06 AM
I love it! WoW!

Doublereeder2
02-22-2009, 01:31 AM
Mermaid is SO cute. Great job :-)

Debkcs
02-22-2009, 02:28 AM
What a charming toy! Another book to add to my 'want' list. Thank you for sharing!

newamy
02-22-2009, 10:18 AM
That is a fabulous Mermaid. She is beutiful. My daughter would be so jealous! :yay:

WandaT
02-22-2009, 10:35 AM
Wow! She is fabulous!! I have never tried knitting a toy or doll but I may have to. Great job!

Mariblue
02-22-2009, 11:27 AM
Thank you everyone! :muah:

Knit4Pie
02-22-2009, 11:32 AM
That's really great!

margz3
02-22-2009, 03:22 PM
Fantastic - wow!

MerigoldinWA
02-23-2009, 02:47 AM
She is really cute. I love her long, flowing pink hair and all the ruffles on the tail. Good job.

ArtLady1981
02-24-2009, 03:35 PM
A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!

You put in a lot of time & effort with the little details! It shows! :thumbsup:

TEMA
02-24-2009, 11:36 PM
Your Mermaid is wonderful! Love the frilly little fishy things on her tail... she is gorgeous!
TEMA:yay: