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Thread: The Rainbow Lion

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    The Rainbow Lion

    Long story short lol, I was working with an associate In Puerto Rico in August. (for the Decoart painting company, (I still work for them now and then). Anyway, we got along so well and you know how women start to tell stories lol. She had a sweet memory of her grandmother who had knitted her a soft Lion toy and she remembered it as having a multi color body and a blond or something like that, face and mane.

    She has a little girl, who she called every night and she called her, little Cup. I thought that was so sweet and had the thought that I should make this sweet little girl a lion toy. I searched the web and nothing pleased me. I knew what I wanted but just couldn't find it.....then lo and behold one day I came across this pattern. It is knitted all in one and that's what I wanted. I did some slight changes to the hands and the mane is also a changed to crochet loops. He is made in acrylic worsted yarn from Hobby Lobby. The yarn is called, "I love this yarn" and it's very soft.

    I used a #6 cable needle and did the magic loop. Actually the pattern was called, Magic loop lion toy. Then I went shopping and bought quite a few toy patterns lol. I now have cats and dogs and etc etc but they are all on the same style of this lion, that's the way I like them. I do change a bit here and then to make the work less.
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    Love it and your story--you are so nice !

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    How cute is that! She will love it. Isn't it fun to do something for someone else!

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    Yes Nammie, it is very fun. I especially like to do it for children...I have no grandchildren but my friends do and so I have too.

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    Oh my This is just precious!!! Lucky girl!!!!

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    What a darling and thoughtful gift! She will love it!

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    you did fabulous work on him. he's adorable. nice story about him too.
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    He is quite adorable! Loved your story too.
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    That is just awesomely adorable!
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    How thoutful of you and such a cute lion - she'll love it.

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    A darling lion...love your story.
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    *** The Lion is sooooo cute. I know Little Cup will love him.
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    An absolutely wonderful toy! I can see him being a real heirloom!
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    He's really cute!
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    He's adorable and so nice of you to make for your friend's daughter.

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    Your delightful story makes that "Rainbow Lion" come to life. Ever thought of making the story into a book?

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    You are so sweet to do that for her. I am sure they both will appreciate it.

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    I love it.

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    That little Lion is just to cute for words. I wish you could be there to see the joy on Little Cup's face when she sees it for the first time.
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    You are always doing something amazing. I love reading your posts. This little lion is so cute and colorful.

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    What a lovely lion, I love his face, I'm sure she will love him, well done, I'm glad you finally found the pattern you wanted.

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    You are so kind to have done this beautiful lion for them, it is adorable!

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    Thank you ladies, I wish i could write stories lol. That Rainbow Lion would make a good one. I know little Cup will just love him and Her mom can't wait for it to arrive, she is just as excited lol. I mailed it today and it will get there Friday. I want to do a whole set of rainbow friends now. I have been searching the web and found quite a few. Here is a link for the Lion. I used this pattern, he is actually a Teddy but I just made him a lion lol.

    Magic Loop Teddy
    by Julie Tarsha
    This lady is a knitting genius and so generous to share this work for free. If you knit and try it, you will see how she figured out how to kit this toy in one piece. For the loops I just did the crochet loop stitch and that I found on Utube...isn't the web wonderful?

    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...gic-loop-teddy

    I bought some patterns of cats, dogs etc from Alan Dart, an english designer but I will knit them all in rainbow colors or onbres....

    I finished a, Hello Kitty last night and will post it in this thread as any other ones that I knit. I love knitting toys.

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    What a sweet story and the gift from your heart will mean so much to both of them. The lion looks like he is ready to give and receive hugs!

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    here is Hello Kitty and I just found a cute little cat pattern, think I will do her while I watch tv tonight lol....
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