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KellyKnits
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Posted - 08/04/2006 :  08:24:16 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
I have a pattern and would like to knit a gingerbread man for my mom's kitchen - anyone know of a worset weight or sport weight yarn that would be a good color?

Kelly
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Heather
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USA
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Posted - 08/04/2006 :  10:19:47 AM  Show Profile Send Heather a Private Message
I don't know exactly which yarn would work, but I am intrigued by the knitted gingerbread guy. Is it flat? Stuffed? Hot pad-esque? Details! I need details!

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gwtreece
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Posted - 08/04/2006 :  10:36:01 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
Yeah, details.

Wanda
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KellyKnits
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Posted - 08/04/2006 :  10:38:46 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
I tried to find the link to it but I can't seem to - it's stuffed knit in a square and then sewn into shape with the "decorations" I'll keep looking for the link

Kelly
http://pieceofstring.blogspot.com/
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mokey
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Posted - 08/04/2006 :  11:55:43 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
I have this book at home. I'll try to find it this weekend. I think it was acrylic yarn knitted into a rectangle, stuffed, and then embroidered.

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fmarrs
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Posted - 08/04/2006 :  4:04:13 PM  Show Profile Send fmarrs a Private Message
I made them one Christmas using that super simple teddy bear pattern that is widely available on the internet. To make a teddy bear, you stitch across the corners turning them into ears. To make a gingerbread man you do the same thing but then turn it inside out so you end up with a rounded head. It is the trimmings that mark it as a gingerbread man. Here is a link to the pattern which is in baby yarn and very small. I made them in worsted yarn for about 10 - 12 inches in size and then made one by doubling the number of stitches and rows and got a much larger one. I used a warm brown yarn and stitched across the hands and legs with white and embroidered white buttons and facial features.

http://members.tripod.com/~JillMC/teddy.html

fran

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csutliff
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USA
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Posted - 08/05/2006 :  11:34:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit csutliff's Homepage Send csutliff a Private Message
Thanks fmarrs for the pattern and KellyKnits for the good idea. These will go nicely with my baby gift knits I am making.
"My wrists are sore from knitting my first sweater"
Crystal

"Knitters Irony: Knitting a sheep"
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Heather
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Posted - 08/07/2006 :  2:53:34 PM  Show Profile Send Heather a Private Message
I have seen that teddy bear pattern, but never thought of turning it into a cookie!

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KellyKnits
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Posted - 08/08/2006 :  1:52:47 PM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
foudn the pattern link http://www.canadianliving.com/CanadianLiving/client/en/Crafts/DetailNews.asp?idNews=3544&idSM=310

Kelly
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Heather
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  08:08:27 AM  Show Profile Send Heather a Private Message
Quite cute! Thanks! I can think of a dozen reasons to knit these.

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gwtreece
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  08:38:41 AM  Show Profile  Send gwtreece a Yahoo! Message Send gwtreece a Private Message
They are so cute.

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mokey
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  08:57:57 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
That's the pattern I was thinking of! It has been around for ages - I first saw it on a Canadian Living book about 15 years ago.

I knitted some for my sister as firestarters. I used cotton yarn and stuffed them with wood shavings, cinnamon, ginger, allspice. Kids thought it lots of fun to burn the gingerbread men!



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KellyKnits
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  09:22:55 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
I want to make them as little scrubbies and use kitchen cotton and stuff them with a sponge or something for christmas
does anyone know of a ginger colored yarn?

Kelly
http://pieceofstring.blogspot.com/
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VioletKnits
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  09:30:39 AM  Show Profile  Visit VioletKnits's Homepage  Send VioletKnits a Yahoo! Message Send VioletKnits a Private Message
cottage creations has a pattern for a seamless gingerbread man, which comes with a little book for children. i think they may have discontinued the patterns but you might be able to find it floating around online. i was lucky enough to snag one at a lys, but i'm yet to make it. maybe this christmas!

Knit it, Violet!
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mokey
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  09:49:07 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message
Sugar 'n' Cream/Handicrafter both come in a warm brown which is dark but that would just mean they're the tastier molasses gingerbread!

Elann Sonata has many nice brown shades but being mercerised will not be as absorbent. Knitpicks Shine Sport might also work. Ecoknit cotton comes in some nice cookie colours.

http://greenfishoutofwater.blogspot.com
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KellyKnits
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  10:06:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
thanks I'll just have to look more places than joanns they have a very limited selection of colors for sugar n'cream

Kelly
http://pieceofstring.blogspot.com/
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Heather
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USA
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  10:27:44 AM  Show Profile Send Heather a Private Message
Mokey, how could you bear to deliberately throw a piece of knitting into the fireplace?! It's a great idea, though. You're a stronger woman than I.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.
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azknitter
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Posted - 08/09/2006 :  12:19:39 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
Cute idea, but I think I'll stick with my plan of baking large gingerbread boys/girls and knitting little scarves to wrap around their necks!!!

Some will be ornaments hung with ribbon, some will be given as gifts (to eat...yum!).
That way I get to smell their yumminess...

Trish
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