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Many thanks to maggiejean, who hosted last week when I was freaking out and had no working camera.  I have since not only acquired a new camera (which takes very sharp pictures), my son showed me how to take pictures on my cell phone.  

Anyway, back to toys:

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Continuing from my last diary and using Knitting Mochimochi, I finished knitting the alligator:

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I have a few more ends to weave in, then I can stuff and stitch his mouth in place.  I am a little worried though about what will happen when he's finished.  

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This is why knitting toys is toys is more fun than knitting other things ;-)

Here are individual shots of my mini-knitting:
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(One of last pictures taken by old camera)
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Son's orange hamster
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Daughter's sparkly Vanna White yarn hamster.  Half of daughter's dolls and stuffed critters are named "Sparkles."

Meanwhile, I am truly nearly finished with the Pebbles and Waves scarf, and it is going off to be auctions for the Progress Congress News (hey spedwybabs, how do I put in a link to your site or your auction?)
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I already started designing a second scarf in this theme for the Netroots Nation fall auctions, and I picked up some nice dark blue yarn after church today to use for it.  

Daughter finished her scarf and modeled it for us:
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She finally got a lot better at having the same number of stitches in every row.  ;-)

I wrote a little pattern and started this little scarf for her American Girl Doll (who is not named Sparkles, rather "Libby.")
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Libby’s Scarf

Cast on 7 stitches.
Row 1:  Knit 7 stitches  (front side)
Row 2:  Knit 7 stitches
Row 3:  Knit 7 stitches
Row 4:  Knit 7 stitches
Row 5:  Knit 7 stitches
Row 6:  Purl 7 stitches
Row 7:  Knit 7 stitches
Row 8:  Purl 7 stitches

Repeat above sequence (Knit 5 rows, Purl/Knit/Purl) until desired length.  End with Knit 5 rows.  Cast off.  

I wrote this so my daughter could acquire a few new skills, and have a small, achievable project.  For this one, she learned to purl, and practiced reading a pattern.  

Son also picked up his loom knitting, but it seems this tube will be too small to be a babydoll hat.  
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Oh, and I casted on for two new toys:
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They are both intended to be gifts.  Although it is pretty fun to keep a few of the recent knitted items around here.  

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