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Knitters - how much would you charge to knit this?

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giddykipper Sun 20-Jul-08 20:14:34

DS has become extremely attached to this blanket that I knitted for him and I'm worried it's going to get lost.

I've just had a crisis - it reeked so I snook it out of his cot when he was asleep thinking he wouldn't notice. He woke up an hour later screaming for it and it was in the washing machine sad

I don't have time to knit another now I'm back at work.

Would anyone be interested in knitting it for me? And if I provided wool etc, how much would you charge to knit it?

gillybean2 Mon 21-Jul-08 13:09:18

unfortunately a second one may not be accepted anyway. I have 2 blankets for my son (having rushed out and got another when he started to become very attached to teh one). Even now (age 9) he get's extremely upset if it goes in the wash, and is completely aware that i have replaced it with the 'spare' one (and they both look as awful as each other)

Miaou Mon 21-Jul-08 18:39:31

oooh ceolas knitted one just like that smile - it's quite complex though.

expatinscotland Mon 21-Jul-08 18:42:02

I'd charge a king's ransom if I had to knit that!

ThePettyandIllinformedGoat Mon 21-Jul-08 18:42:27

i was just about to post ceolas has done this. it is lovely. are you sure you don't have time yourself? i work and knit loads.

giddykipper Mon 21-Jul-08 19:30:12

It took ages to knit the first one because, to be honest, it's quite tedious to knit. Not selling it really am I! My mum suggests just cutting it in half but it seems such a shame.

LazyLinePainterJane Mon 21-Jul-08 19:33:08

Could you knit a much smaller version? He might be alright, Ds has 2 Taggies and he does prefer one but is happy with the other one.

butwhybutwhy Mon 21-Jul-08 19:35:05

Miaou and JeanGenie are knitters and I dare bet they could do this for you.

Give them a shout on the Weekly challenge thread in the arts and crafts topic.

florenceuk Mon 21-Jul-08 19:40:10

Dutchoma likes knitting and is a VERY good knitter - she might be keen? Try a CAT.

jeangenie Tue 22-Jul-08 04:37:04

looks too labour intensive for me am afraid, am a slow knitter so would have to charge at least a gazillion pounds for the many years it would take me. I hope you do find someone though, it looks lovely.

DutchOma Tue 22-Jul-08 09:00:11

I would and I would love to. Try the address on my profile if you haven't got CAT.
I knit for love, rather than money, your call how to manage that grin

DutchOma Tue 22-Jul-08 09:00:13

I would and I would love to. Try the address on my profile if you haven't got CAT.
I knit for love, rather than money, your call how to manage that grin

DutchOma Tue 22-Jul-08 09:00:48

Sorry, pressed the button twice hmm

Miaou Tue 22-Jul-08 11:22:46

Excellent, I was racking my brains to think who might be interested last night and thought of you DutchOma smile

Gingermonkey Tue 22-Jul-08 15:13:52

dutchoma is a super duper knitter - she made a fab cardi for my DS last year. And it was very reasonably priced too. grin

Miaou Tue 22-Jul-08 19:26:33

Yes, we have a gorgeous angora rabbit courtesy of DutchOma - she rocks smile

DutchOma Wed 23-Jul-08 08:47:46

Thank you Miaou and Gingermonkey, glad the things were appreciated. Ginger, did ds ever wear the cardi? it never got very cold last winter.

BellaBear Wed 23-Jul-08 08:51:56

I also thing DutchOma is the fastest knitter I have ever come across.
Someone I know has this blanket, didn't realise until I saw the rowan pattern that it must have been handknitted, very impressive!

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