Friday, 10 September 2010

Future Knitting Antics

I had a quick shuffle round the charity shops at the weekend and came across these lovely knitting patterns. I am not a knitter as such, I can knit, but have not made anything substantial since I was at school, and even then it was a one armed angora jumper (I got bored).

I plan to get back into knitting sometime soon and I just had to have these when I saw them for 20p each. There was a whole box full of patterns that someone had donated and I wanted them all, but settled for these:

How cool are these, mosters to knit, Frankenstein's monster, mummies and witches:

This is one of my favourites from this booklet, can you see him...

...of course not it's the invisible man!

I got ten of these Beatrix Potter Nursery Collection Patterns, here are just a few:

I checked google and these are selling on ebay for £25 each!!!

And this cushion and blanket pattern:

I got lots of these doll patterns including this one which is similar to a rag doll I had when I was a kid, this is Cinderella:

Who flips to show, Cinderella ready for the ball!

Ain't she pretty?

Some christmas makes:

This one made me think of Char, knitted dinosaurs:

There is a full book of those topsy turnabout dolls:

This little guy bears a striking resemblance to Peter the Disabled Duck from Harry Hill's TV Burp:

I generally find clowns spooky, bit these ones are quite sweet:

Here is another moving doll, here she is sleeping:

and on the other side...

She is awake!

How about a knitted Sunday Lunch, most odd?

These may be a bit ambitious but I will get there I'm sure.
On a different note following my post about getting healthy the other day I have decided to get to grips with the healthy living and have made a start by joining Slimming World. I joined on Wednesday night, I was stunned to see how heavy I was I must have had my head in the sand. Anyway I am up for this and ready to make a change, so I might bleat on about it from time to time.

~ ♥ Back Soon ♥ ~


Bethany said...

What great finds! I remember my parents had a Christmas craft book and the topsy-turvy Cinderella doll was one of the activities.
I love the pointless knitted food--no real purpose but such fun just because :)

Alex said...

Oh my gosh, how cute is all that knitted stuff? I love the invisible man, but most of all I love the wee cat sitting next to him!

Best of luck with Slimming World :)

Jackie said...

Wow - you did well with all those lovely patterns! Can't wait to see how you do with your knitting 'journey'! Good luck with Slimming World! xx

qwiksave said...

I'm not a knitter but I found this collection of patterns interesting. Would make nice gifts for xmas too. Wow, what a fab bargain the Beatrix Potter stuff was.

Best of luck with Slimming World too. Have you ever done it with them before? Nicky x

WoodbankCrafts said...

Wow, you did really well finding all these knitting patterns. I can't knit but would definitely make an effort to learn to make some of those fabulous characters :)

Good luck with Slimming World too x

Magic Bean said...

I want to knit a mummy!

Have a good weekend, Ax

Vintage Vixen said...

What amazing finds! I think I'd like a knitted full English! xxx

dinoprincesschar said...

OMG, the dino's are AMAZING!!
I managed to win a sewing pattern for some toy dino's from ebay a while back, and haven't got much further than cutting them out yet!!
But am determined to finsih some of my projects soon, and after that, can I have a copy?! :P
What a fabulous find - can't wait to see how you get on with them :) xx

Hazel said...

You have hit the jackpot with the jean Greenhowe booklets, I have those and they are so easy to follow :) x

dizzytina said...

I love the knitting patterns hun. lili would love the flip dolls but knitting definately is not my bag i'd be rubbish!. Good luck with slimming world. A few of my fiends found it easy. i'm back at weight watchers after avoiding the scales for the last 6 months! x x

Em said...

I'm on my pre-holiday diet..I could do with a knitted bacon butty.
Have a lovely weekend.
Em xxx

jane p said...

What great find and at such a good price too. I'm so jealouuuus even tho' I'm not a knitter.

Josie-Mary said...

ooohhh I'm so jealous! What a great find, I had some of those when I was a child :) x

Florrie said...

What a fantastic find......I knitted the cinderella flip over doll for my youngest daughter 10 years ago......if I can dig it out will post piccie on my blog, it was lovely to make and not as difficult as you think. Those Beatrix Potter patterns look amazing.
florrie x

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Country Girl said...

That Jean Greenhowe loves her knitted food! Perhaps that is a diet idea?

Alexandra Mason said...

What a wonderful find! I love the Beatrix Potter mouse pattern shes gorgeous xxx

dosierosie said...

I made my girls a topsy turvy doll when they were small and they loved them.

Serenata said...

Lovely patterns - especially the topsy turvy doll. I remember I always wanted one of those, but never had one.

sm1971 said...

I love the invisible man! I have seen a lot of these Jean Greenhowe figures and they're wonderful. If only I could knit (because, obviously, with three jobs and all the cooking, preserving and craft stuff I do already, there are so many free hours every day!)

Lucy said...

Oh I'd love to be able to knit dolls and silly Sunday Dinners!! Much more fun than boring old jumpers. I'm sure you'll be great, you picked up crochet so easily.

Good luck with SW, I have a few friends who've lost a lot of weight with them :) xx

LadyBugSays ... said...

Those topsyturvy dolls are so cute!