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Mimsy Gets a Makeover

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Mimsy 1

When my daughter DD was a youngster, she won a soft hand made toy rabbit in a school raffle.┬áNamed Mimsy, she has lived in my daughter’s room ever since the time she was brought home.

LM checks out Mimsy's progress  2

LM checks out Mimsy’s progress 2

Now, many years later, this little rabbit was sorely in need of a wash.

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The body and clothes dried quite quickly, but the batting took forever to dry, even in the hot SA sunshine.

Mimsy 3

Mimsy 4

Spotless and ironed.

Mimsy 4

Mimsy 5

All the clothes too.

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Mimsy 6

Now the long process of stuffing Mimsy back to life begins.

Mimsy 6

Mimsy 7

Just ready for the wardrobe.

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Finally, Mimsy resplendent, back on the bed where she belongs.

And that’s how Mimsy got a makeover!

 

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

A Stitch in Time

I have knitted since I was a young kid. When I was eight years old I knitted a jersey for myself – in 10 days. Yes, I know I was small, but my Mum kept making me knit it bigger. I was one of 5 kids, so I guess she wanted the clothes to last. That jersey still fit me when I was 11 years old; and I had grown a lot in those three years!

Nowadays, I like to knit these squares, with thick wool on large needles. I don’t have to look at what I’m doing, and I don’t have to think about it either. I usually listen to music or watch something. (When it is an exciting movie, I look down and find I have knitted a long rectangle instead of a square!) I normally only knit in winter, but somehow I just kept going last summer; so I ended up with all this.

Knitted Squares

Knitted Squares

I sew the squares up into small blankets to be used as a baby blanket, knee rug, or shoulder throw. I give them to a charity or take them to a local animal rescue shop to sell for funds for their organisation. This winter I have taken two already, and have three more here sewn up, and squares for at least two more blankets.

So a stitch in time makes a lot of blankets!