Hello my Dear Friends! We have had few days spring and today it’s almost summer! In the shadow +20 and in the sun perhaps +26 or even more! But I want to tell you about yesterday … also the most beautiful and warm day … with a present travelling from far away! My I show you my new Knitting Dolly …
Have you seen these or perhaps had one when you were a child? I had never seen these dolls (I don’t think that I could have forgot it so totally if I had) … till my dear friend Lori had them in her blog a while ago.
Lori is writing a beautiful blog with amazing photos ‘lori times five’! I really love her photos, stories, knittings and crafts! She is also the most sweet person – I couldn’t believe when she wrote to me and said that she wants to send me a knitting doll!
But here it is and in the sweet packet followed by this beautiful card!
I love that box – to keep me busy …
Lori wrote in her card that she have add something else in the box. Can you see something wrapped in the flower paper? What it could be … sea glass!!! I have never found or had sea glass and I was so thrilled! My first sea glass and from California! Thank you so much Lori!!!
They are just so beautiful as this unique card with the most sweet message!
So about the knitting doll … but first I like to show you who helpped me to open the envelope. I new that my cute friend would love to help! And today she led me to a treasure! But that’s an other story and have to wait till next time …
Something I managed to do, even my helper tried to fix it, too.
This is really fun and I believe also good way to relax. If you are like me that you need to do something all the time, you can just sit, play with your doll and yarn and let your thoughts fly.
Nero had his opinion … don’t play only with that doll …
It is so nice outside that I think I go to play with Nero!
Thank you for stopping by, for your wonderful messages and I was so happy to hear that you liked my ‘Parasols’ mini quilt! Enjoy the spring and take care that you have always pockets for treasures! ?! If you are wondering why, please read the most sweet and best ‘pocket story’ by Lori!
Today I was lucky to have my jacket and pockets, even it was so warm – only my pockets were not enough!?!
What a lovely parcel you had, Teje! I haven’t seen a doll like that irl either, just somewhere in blogland, I think they haven’t been that popular here in Finland? It looks fantastic, though, and I am going to take a look of that tutorial you linked!
Have a wonderful weekend dear friend!
P.S. I am not commenting about those +20 – +26c’s, I just cant, sorry 😉
Hi Teje, I had one of these as a child and they were called “Knitting Nancy”. Some people also used old cotton reels with staples on to “French knit”. Like many things they have re surfaced as “retro” toys and it’s such fun to see them. Your weather is soooo warm, that is a warm summer day to us. Enjoy creating with your Knitting Nancy…I never used to know what to do with the knitted coil but they were fun to do! Enjoy your weekend,
oh! i see your lovely helpers there teje, glad they could assist you! and you’ve already learned to use your doll, wonderful! would you believe i’ve been collecting these for years and never knew how to use one? hee hee. finally had to have a talk with myself and learn! i’m so glad it arrived safely, your new doll looks very happy there on your island!
p.s. thank you dear teje for all the kind words xxx
Oh, what a lovely parcel! I’ve never seen a knitting Dolly before, either. I remember a friend having a version that her dad had made from wood and with nails. It worked great, but wasn’t as lovely as the dolly version you’ve been gifted. Enjoy!
You poor thing, what a deprived childhood, LOL. I had one, and my children had them too, they are such fun! i have a mechanical one too, just turn the handle and it does it for me!!!!! isnt sea glass lovely, so tactile, and so pretty
That knitting doll takes me back to my childhood and my grandpa… He made me a knitting doll and taught me how to use it! Very simple at that time… I didn\t know they have become popular again. How fun!
Ha ha! My own children used to have those little knitting dolly’s when they were small. One evening I did some of their knitting whilst they were asleep in bed and said that the elves had done it. After that, I had to to do a little each evening, as they expected the elves to come back each night. Lovely memories! have a good week. Ros and Oscar
Hello Teje. We are having an early Spring here. Last year we still had snow and cold and this year it is sunny and warm, (and the dogs have already been swimming). If your weather is as nice as ours, I don’t blame Nero for wanting to play ball.
You sure received a nice gift. I have never seen a knitting dolly. It is very cute.
What a cute knitting doll! When I was around 8 or 9 years old, my friends and I made our own using old wooden spools and a few small nails, but they weren’t decorated like yours. We made the same kind of knitted tube, though.
But what really caught my eye was the card you received. I can tell you where it came from! It surely must be from Gwen Frostic Prints in Benzonia, Michigan (USA): http://www.gwenfrostic.com/default.aspx. Gwen was an artist who created many nature-inspired drawings that have been printed on cards and many other items, using antique printing presses in her cave-like studio. I grew up about an hour’s drive away from there but haven’t visited in many years (they give tours and demonstrations) — now I want to go back. Be sure to look at the shop photos and read “about Gwen” on the website — she was an amazing lady!
I really enjoy your blog — seeing all of your crafts and reading about Nero and his furry friends.
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