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Old 08-14-2006, 01:52 PM   #31
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OMG! That doll you posted the link to, Sandy...

For a moment there I thought maybe the seller had posted a pic of a real baby. That is one real looking doll!! Can you imagine if someone brought that doll out in public. I can totally see people freaking out because the "baby" isn't breathing and calling 911 or something.
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Old 08-14-2006, 02:49 PM   #32
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I know! OMG, it would totally blow my mind to touch it and feel the cold plastic skin.
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Old 08-14-2006, 05:11 PM   #33
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I LOVE babies-- but AAAAAACCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK! I HATE those skeery baby dolls!! Doesn't anyone understand that we don't WANT a baby doll that looks that much like a real baby---it's a PLAYTHING!!
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I've heard that some people use them for remembering a deceased baby. Morbid-sounding, I know, but it happens. They have them made to look just like their baby did.
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Old 08-16-2006, 04:06 AM   #35
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I've been working on the Christening Gown every spare moment, and the skirt is now about 6 inches long. It shouldn't take that long to finish it!

The lace pattern is SO easy, and goes very fast!
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Old 08-16-2006, 03:43 PM   #36
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Here's a photo of my progress on the Christening Gown. I'm adding a lifeline on a knit row occasionally, just in case the lace goes weird on me.

So far, I've done about 5 inches of the skirt. The pattern calls for 15 inches, so I'm a third of the way there! I might decide to make it longer. Time will tell.
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Old 08-17-2006, 04:12 PM   #37
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I am soooo in love with that gown- it is a thing of beauty!
The only bad thing is, now I 've got an idea that maybe I should knit my son's christening gown for October- ACK!
Probably won't happen though- it is difficult to get any knitting done with a 4 month old and a 3 year old... in fact, the 3 yr old is hanging on me while I type and the 4 monthold is crying...gotta go!
Amazing work.... really...
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Old 08-17-2006, 10:52 PM   #38
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Thanks for the compliment!

Bless your heart, dealing with little ones. I've been there. It's a lot of work, but so rewarding. I miss the days of sitting with my little boys, reading them stories or playing games on the floor.

Can you sew? I bet you could sew a christening gown pretty quickly.
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I actually sewed a christening gown for my first with the help of 2 dear friends. But, the gown is very girly, complete with pink bows and pink flowers on the skirt- which is not terribly appropriate for a sweet lil' boy. But, I do have a 3 peice tux for him to wear- a hand me down from his cousin who wore it to his parents wedding. It is very cute!

When I told DH I was thinking about knitting a gown- he told me I was nuts! (plus, the tux is his nephews- so that could be a hornet's nest!)
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A crocheted christening gown would be very pretty. And it took me longer to learn how to knit than it took for me to learn how to crochet.
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