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NEW Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

Floss & Rock Knitting Doll Assortment

Floss & Rock Knitting Dolls

Floss & Rock knitting dolls are a great way to keep kids busy and help them develop their fine motor skills. They also make great little gifts! Each doll comes in a pretty box with a mini knitting needle, 6 colours of yarn and instructions. Made of painted wood, ages 6+. Great for use with WorstedDK and Sport weight yarns.

Great yarns for use with knitting dolls:

 

 

PROJECT Big Mike

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Photo: Brandi Simons

Big Mike

I think my client Adrienne just introduced me to my soul mate, Big Mike. Big Mike hails from Huge & Huggable Mochimochi, and we’re going to have to continue to get to know each other better before we commit (I have to acquire the book), but I really feel like he’s the ‘one’. It;s no surprise that I’d fall hard for him, I’ve always felt pretty sentimental about Claes Oldenberg’s ‘Floor Burger’, it’s one of my must-sees on every visit to the Art Gallery of Ontario. I’ll probably use Berroco Vintage Chunky, it’s the right tension and it wears well, and that’s important because this dude is gonna received a LOT of hugs!

Size

  • 14″ (35.5cm) wide and 10″ (25.5cm) tall

Materials

 

FREEBIE XL Sock Monkey

Large Monkey 1

Mr. & Mrs. Sock Monkey

Go big or go home with an extra special, extra large toy sock monkey! Use machine soft, washable, and pretty Berroco Vintage Chunky. The pattern is free, and it’s knit in the round – which means less seams!

Size

Height: 35″ (89cm)

Materials

 

Shop Online Button Turquoise 250w

 

Monkey Colour COMBOS

 

Holiday Gifts for Kids, Teens + Up


Boye Loom Sets 
Long Loom Set, Round Loom Set, Assorted Loom Set.
Each set contains 4 looms (assorted set has 3 round + 1 long), hook, darning needle, instructions. $23.97 ea. 



Boye Scarf Loom + Medium Round Loom (hat size)
Each set contains loom, hook, darning needle, instructions. $11.97 ea.




Clover Weaving Sticks
Available in sizes small or large. 
Each set contains 6 birch weaving sticks, darning needle, instructions. Watch a how-to video on Youtube HERE$24.97 ea.




Alex Cool Spool Knitting Kit
Kit contains 5 skeins of yarn, wood french knitting spool, 6 buttons, pony beads, 2 hair elastics, 2 hair clips, instructions. Ages 5 and up. $13.97 ea.



Alex Loop ‘n Loom Kit
Kit contains 180 loops, loom, yarn, crochet hook, darning needle, instructions. Ages 5 and up. $28.97 ea.



Alex Loop ‘n Loom Refills
Contains 108 loops ~ $13.97 ea.



Alex Knot-A-Quilt Kit
Kit contains 48 squares of 100% polyester fleece, instructions. Ages 6 and up. $36.97 ea.



Boye Bloom Loom
Set comes with loom, darning needle & instructions. Yarn not included. $5.97 ea.



Boye Jumbo Spool Knitter
Set comes with double ended jumbo spool, hook, darning needle, instructions. Yarn not included. $7.97 ea.



Lion Brand Knitting Spool
Contains wood knitting spool, hook, instructions. $9.97.



Embellish Knit Automatic Spool Knitter Kit
Makes edgings, applique, frogs, fringe, knots, braids, handles, and straps. 
Kit contains machine, weighted clip, tapestry needle, practice yarn, instructions, patterns and techniques. Ideal for lightweight yarns (worsted and thinner). Ages 8 and up. $20.97 ea. 



Bernat Softee Chunky Yarn
Looms & Spools need yarn! Bernat Softee Chunky is affordable, thick, easy for kids to work with, 100% synthetic, washable, comes in a rainbow of colours (and neutrals), and is made in Canada. It also makes great pom-poms (but that’s another blog post). $3.97 ea. 



Crittery Gift Ideas


I do not know what these little guys are, but I like them, and I think other people who enjoy whimsical, silly and fun things will like them too.  Plus they are small, fast, and relatively cheap to make. I also think they would make excellent holiday decorations and/or ornaments.  An easy way to make them larger is up-size to a thicker yarn and corresponding needle: 



By the way, we sell safety eyes, stuffing and felt (the latter 2 are in the mail)

  Stripy

  Jiggle







Novel Gift Knits: Animals

Knit Your Own Cat (save on vet bills)




Cat lovers and spinsters rejoice! It’s the highly anticipated follow-up book to Knit Your Own Dog. With easy-to-follow instructions for 16 distinct felines, Knit Your Own Cat is the irresistible guide to knitting the pet you’ve always wanted. Knit Your Own Cat is packed with knitting patterns for 16 different fanciful felines, from a pretty Persian to a sleek Siamese, from a cuddly kitten to a traditional tabby. The cats are surprisingly easy to make: With a few evenings of work, you can have a covetable companion for life. Each cat includes clear, step-by-step instructions for both knitting and assembling the parts. The cats can be knit into various positions such as standing, sitting, crouching, and curled up for a nap. You can add details like collars, bells, and bows. Photographs throughout show the finished cat from various angles, and each cat is accompanied by a description of its real-life temperament and physical characteristics. 

Cats include: Abyssinian, Bengal, Black Cat, Black White, British Shorthair, Burmese, Devon Rex, Kitten, Maine Coon, Orange, Persian, Ragdoll, Siamese, Tabby, Tortoiseshell, and Turkish Van.  

See a slideshow HERE

As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!

Big Snowy Owl



Bird love. Is there anything happier than having a big, woolly bird around the house?



  • 2 skeins Cascade Magnum in main colour, bits in 3 other contrast colours
  • 10mm-24″ circular needles
  • 10mm double pointed needles
  • 1 jumbo stitch marker
  • lots of stuffing

As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!




Spring Holiday Inspiration Part 2: Easter


Rebecca Danger makes great toys, you may know her from books such as The Big Book of Knitted Monsters.  These toylets are not only free, but they can be made with bits of leftover yarn. If you want to make a bigger chirp, just use thicker yarn.



Bunny Nuggets are also a Rebecca Danger joint – the lady’s good. The same rules apply as the Chirps above, you can use leftover yarn, and the size depends on the thickness of yarn used.



Fuzzy Mitten is another talented crafter of toys and her Freebie chicks are a quick & easy Easter project. It’s actually really hard to find egg-yolk yellow mohair, but all you need is a bit of worsted weight, yellow yarn (Cascade 220 Superwash or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran).


Baaaaaaaaaaaaa! Fuzzy Mitten’s Laaaaaaaamb is adorable, Free, and if you wish you can purchase some simple clothing patterns for it (she also sells a second set of clothes, and a third and more elaborate set of outfits). 



This little puppy is just too cute to be true. My little piece of a niece may have one in her near future.  🙂 Aran weight yarn is applicable, I’ll use Malabrigo Worsted or  or Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran.


As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!


Books for Doll & Animal Lovers


Knit Your Own Dog is the irresistible guide to knitting the perfect pup. With patterns for 25 different pedigree pooches, Knit Your Own Dog lets you choose the dog you want, whether it’s a pretty Poodle or a loyal Labrador. Or knit them all for your own little dog park! Each pattern is extremely detailed and includes all of the distinguishing features of each breed, from the startling blue eyes of the Siberian Husky and the long, woolly curls of the Old English Sheepdog to the lolling tongue of the German Shepherd. Accompanying the patterns are a brief description of each breed, as well as expert tips on choosing yarns, stuffing and sewing the dogs, and adding personality to your creation. Breeds include: Afghan Hound, Basset Hound, Border Collie, Cocker Spaniel, Corgi, Dachshund, Dalmatian, English Bulldog, English Bull Terrier, French Bulldog, German Shepherd, Jack Russell, Labrador, Miniature Schnauzer, Old English Sheepdog, Poodle, Portuguese Water Dog, Pug, Red Setter, Rough Collie, Scottish Terrier, Siberian Husky, West Highland Terrier, Whippet, Wire-haired Fox Terrier.


Hello My Name is Amineko $19.95
Hello My Name is Amineko is a seriously cool book. It is part crochet instructions, part adult picture book, and perfect for any grown up who still wants to play with dolls. The book follows the journey of Amineko the Crochet Cat and his crocheted friends as they eat, sleep, and have lots of fun and adventures. The book comes with complete step-by-step photography and instructions for creating two sizes of Amineko, and personalizing this cute cat with different facial expressions, clothing, and even bedding. Hundreds of color photographs tell the adorable tales, and mischief that Amineko and his friends find themselves in, with complete instructions for knitting adventures of your own.



Knit this Doll! by Nicki Moulton $23.95
Doll lover will covet this book. It starts with a basic, 15 inch doll pattern, but the core of the book is a series of instructions on different options for personalizing your doll. This includes a menues of feet, legs, arms, heads, faces, hands, clothes, and accessories. It also includes a chapter of patterns for other kinds of creatures, including dogs, bears, cats, mermaids, fauns, angel wings and tails. Photographys are excellent and plentiful, and the number of examples are endless. If you make them for a little person, these dolls will become heirlooms. Alternately, if you’re a grown up with a thing for dolls you’ll never get tired of them. On a Canadian tangent, one of the dolls is photographed sporting a Toronto Maple Leafs button. 


Super-cute Crochet shows you how to make 35 gorgeous crochet creatures. The patterns are really easy, so you can make as many as you like, and the creatures will grow quickly on your crochet hook! When you’ve crocheted the bodies, enjoy adding clothes and accessories to make each little cutie a real character. Patterns include:
  • Dolls: a boy and a girl doll, and a baby doll
  • Sundry Cute Animals: kitty, puppy, bunny,  bears, and an alien.
  • Farm Animals: chicken, chicks, eggs (for Easter!), pony, guinea pig, cow, goat, piggy, mice, donkey.
  • Exotic Animals: lion, baby elephant, monkey, panda, koala, emu, alpaca (!), squid/octopus, dolphin, fish, seal.
  • Bugs: bee and spider, snail
  • Holiday Classics: rein deer, snow man, and a fairy (could become an angel).

As always, you can find us at Knitomatic.com!