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Old 02-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #11
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IslandTime: Your avatar looks a lot like my Yodel kitty, except my cat has one eye with an enlarged pupil where she was struck by a rattlesnake--oh, and her nose has a small scar, too, where the other fang got her!

It's a beautiful cat. Is it yours, and if so, what's its name?
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Old 02-27-2012, 06:42 PM   #12
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Cheat? No cheating allowed, just unintended, unexpected design features. I noticed on another thread you were interested in lace patterns. I ran a search on free knit lace patterns. I'll post a couple links in case you might find them useful.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=kni...TF-8&fr=opera2

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...ie_clothes.php

I too jumped in over my head, but I started with kid size sweaters. I never would have made anything without lots and lots of help and encouragement here.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:15 PM   #13
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Those bears have style. Did they attend the Oscars last night and walk the red carpet???
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Old 02-28-2012, 06:53 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by nonny2t View Post
Those bears have style. Did they attend the Oscars last night and walk the red carpet???
old as she is, she's still got a pretty good right leg, so I think she could've struck a pose or two
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Old 02-28-2012, 07:36 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
Cheat? No cheating allowed, just unintended, unexpected design features. I noticed on another thread you were interested in lace patterns. I ran a search on free knit lace patterns. I'll post a couple links in case you might find them useful.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=kni...TF-8&fr=opera2

http://www.knittingpatterncentral.co...ie_clothes.php

I too jumped in over my head, but I started with kid size sweaters. I never would have made anything without lots and lots of help and encouragement here.
Thanks for taking the time to do that! And thanks for the encouraging words. Kid size sweaters sound like a big project to me - that bear's only 12 inches tall lol. And I'll remember - it's "creative design changes". That's another thing about doll clothes - cutsie things like buttons, ribbons, a little strategically-placed embroidery work well - all in the design, of course
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Old 02-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #16
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IslandTime: Your avatar looks a lot like my Yodel kitty, except my cat has one eye with an enlarged pupil where she was struck by a rattlesnake--oh, and her nose has a small scar, too, where the other fang got her!

It's a beautiful cat. Is it yours, and if so, what's its name?
So we have twin cats! A rattlesnake bite, omg poor thing! She must've been so scared - and right in the face - must've been so painful. Yodel - ohboy, I can only imagine how she got THAT name!

Yes, that's our cat, Nigel. He was feral, probably about 10 months old, when he came into our backyard on a cold February night. We'd put food out for another cat which had strayed into our subdivision and become lost (she's hopped a ride in a stranger's car most likely, we found out later.) We did find a new home for her, but try as we did, for several weeks, nobody wanted a totally wild, totally black, unneutered male - so we ended up being cat staff. We couldn't even get near him at first, and it took a looong time to tame him. Now, he's almost 9 yrs old, and can communicate everything he wants, from brushing to food. Even plays tricks on us, hiding then launching himself from somewhere and scaring me half to death when I come by.

How big is Yodel? I'd love to see a pic. So - she's got about 8 lives left? Nigel's probably getting close to the "minus" column considering he was born outside and had to fend for himself - and where we were living then, there were lots of raccoons and some coyotes - and he likes to jump and climb rooftops...
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super cute dresses! now I want to make something for my daughter's dolls too (it wll be #127 on my list)
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Well gosh! If these little gals don't look adorable in their new clothing! These three jumpers are well-thought-out, and wonderfully knit! Love the colors and the yarns!
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Old 03-21-2012, 02:34 PM   #19
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So we have twin cats! A rattlesnake bite, omg poor thing! She must've been so scared - and right in the face - must've been so painful. Yodel - ohboy, I can only imagine how she got THAT name!

Yes, that's our cat, Nigel. He was feral, probably about 10 months old, when he came into our backyard on a cold February night. We'd put food out for another cat which had strayed into our subdivision and become lost (she's hopped a ride in a stranger's car most likely, we found out later.) We did find a new home for her, but try as we did, for several weeks, nobody wanted a totally wild, totally black, unneutered male - so we ended up being cat staff. We couldn't even get near him at first, and it took a looong time to tame him. Now, he's almost 9 yrs old, and can communicate everything he wants, from brushing to food. Even plays tricks on us, hiding then launching himself from somewhere and scaring me half to death when I come by.

How big is Yodel? I'd love to see a pic. So - she's got about 8 lives left? Nigel's probably getting close to the "minus" column considering he was born outside and had to fend for himself - and where we were living then, there were lots of raccoons and some coyotes - and he likes to jump and climb rooftops...
Oh, I just saw your response. It sounds like you have a keeper in Mr. Nigel. Now who has trained who around your house? Yeah, that's what I thought--cat has finally got owners to do as he pleases!!!

Our little Yodel actually adopted us--she was the sole survivor of a house fire (very sad since her owner died in it), right before we bought our current residence (firemen were putting out the fire next door while we were looking at this property). Anywho, we had thought of trying to find a good home for her, but my husband loves cats (and I like them, too, but I'm really a dog person) and wanted to keep her.

She's not a very big cat--more like delicate, long, and lean, but she's a real fighter. When other cats show up here, "she kicks butt and takes names." She's been known to attack skunks (ugh!) and dogs twice her size, but she learned a hard lesson with the rattlesnake. And yeah, she yodels quite plaintively when she gets trapped outside in cold/windy/wet weather--hence her moniker!

More than you wanted to know, I'm sure. I tried to take her picture, but she's more interested in sleeping right now--imagine that! Maybe later! Thanks for sharing about your cat. He's a real beauty!
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These 'beary' dresses are delicious! How wonderful!
I bet they are the best dressed bears in town. I love them!
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