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Old 08-08-2008, 09:38 PM   #111
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I like to use soft yarn, but I guess you'd want something durable also....unless it's just going to be displayed.
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Old 08-08-2008, 10:16 PM   #112
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Hi Grandmaknits!

I knit alot of toys, and I usually buy the cheaper brands at walmart or zellers for them. As long as the yarn is NOT scratchy, it's fine!

I did make one bunny in a more expensive yarn, and she turned out as well (not better) as the cheaper yarns I used....

so, to sum up my post, I think it all depends on your preferences. If you prefer working with really nice yarns, then use those. If it doesn't really matter to you, the cheaper ones work great for toys!
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Old 08-08-2008, 11:28 PM   #113
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Originally Posted by Shandeh View Post
I love those balls! You chose the perfect yarn for them too!
Actually..not so much. I thought camo would be cool for little boys, but, because of the nature of variegated yarn the colors change in concentric (although irregular) circles. They tend to look like boobs so I won't give them to the kids. Next ones will be solid colors.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:19 AM   #114
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Jan - The balls are great , And sounds like they are a big hit with DD boyfriend lol
Fran - I normally use an acrylic but i think anything washable in the correct weight is fine .
As toys will need to be washed after the kids won't part with them lol
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Old 08-09-2008, 06:20 AM   #115
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Originally Posted by MAmaDawn View Post
http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php...ng_id=12666047

That toys has it in it... (the krinkle stuff) I'm wondering what type of plastic I could use for it. I'm very excited I want to start them NOW! But I need to finish a few things first... ok back to knitting so I can finish those and start on the Elephant.
I've heard of them using cellophane wrapping paper to put into other toys that krinkle. I haven't tried it myself, but I think it should work. You can usually find it in the dollar type stores, but may be able to find it in other stores like Wal-mart. Make sure it isn't the shrink wrap type, because if they forget and throw the toy in the dryer, it'll melt.
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Old 08-09-2008, 09:44 AM   #116
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Thanks for all the ideas about the krinkle stuff, the cellophane is a great idea too...

Have y'all been able to find polyfill that is machine and dryer safe? The stuff I have is ok for machine but not dryer. I can just make the toy to machine washing and air drying, but that takes SOOO LONG with stuffed animals! I'd like for it to be ok for both.
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:02 PM   #117
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The little balls are wonderful! I can just see Lexie throwing them at her dad!. I would love to have a video of that!...: )

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Old 08-09-2008, 03:08 PM   #118
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Originally Posted by lynn893 View Post
Hi Grandmaknits!

I knit alot of toys, and I usually buy the cheaper brands at walmart or zellers for them. As long as the yarn is NOT scratchy, it's fine!

I did make one bunny in a more expensive yarn, and she turned out as well (not better) as the cheaper yarns I used....

so, to sum up my post, I think it all depends on your preferences. If you prefer working with really nice yarns, then use those. If it doesn't really matter to you, the cheaper ones work great for toys!
That was just the encouragement I needed. I can't get into my lys untill next week, but wanted to start something now, and since I have some Baby Soft, in white, I am going to use that for now. I already have one leg done, and so far it has been easy and fun! I think I would like to do something like MamaDawn is doing with her little elephant, and put something in it to make a little noise, but I am getting ahead of myself. Back to work...: )

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I started the Elephant (I know not good for my UFO to FO KAL... )

I got both parts of the trunk finished knitting... I was reading the body and wasn't sure about part of it... but it's way later in the pattern, so I'm going to start that part and see if it makes more sense when I get to it.
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Hi MamaDawn,
It sounds like you are coming right along. I know it is going to be so cute! I have the body of my Honey Bunny done, and then I really started to think about putting something inside, and found this small recorder on the web:
http://www.crscraft.com/products/pro...searchOffset=x
I was thinking about recording something like, "I love you Lexie" or "Grandma love's you" I suppose it depends on how much you can say in 10 seconds...
I have to order it, so will have to wait until it gets here to finish the stuffing, but I can do all the other pieces while I'm waiting.
How is everyone else coming along?
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