Monday, April 30, 2007

Backpack, Backpack!!


Does anybody know Dora the Explorer. I am sure that many of you with kids would know who she is. Well when I gave Isabelle the finished backpack, she said "Now I am like Dora". I dont know how many adventures she is going to go on with her backpack, but at least she can pretend when she watches the dvd's. Dora and her monkey friend Boots always seem to have fun, and the backpack is filled with wonderful things too. Isabelle has already filled hers with her knitting, and yes she does know how to knit, but cant sit still enough for more than 2 rows at a time. I have told her when she finishes her first scarf I will show it here for you all to see. Now dont go thinking that I have cranked out another FO for you all to see. No, my mum knit this and I had decided to do the sewing part of it (yes, I put my hand up for it as mum just whip stitches everything and the stitches always show up on the good side). I must teach her another method of sewing items up so that they look nice after she has done all that wonderful knitting.
Pattern: Backpack from Panda Learn to Knit book, No. 800
Yarn: Magnum 8 ply acrylic.
Time took to knit: Oh about 3 days, but she did do other things in between knitting all those squares.
The back side is stripes of all those colors you see in the picture. I think it looks nice and bright, and of course Isabelle chose the pink bag. You see at Spotlight they sell packs of Magnum yarn, which has about 5 different colors in it, and when mum decided to make one she let Isabelle pick the color. I knew it would be pink, or otherwise it would have been purple. After she bought it though, she thought it had the pattern in it too, so of course it was not in there, you have to buy the book separately so we went to Big W and grabbed one from there. I am glad that it will get some use, and thank you mum, although you dont read the blog or have a computer to do so. Maybe one day she will get one and be able to browse the blog! P.S. Thank you for all the wonderful compliments on the embroidered cardigan. I had great fun knitting it, and now am halfway through two other baby knits for people. I will update later on in the week as I have been busy combing Isabelle's hair for nasty head lice. Finally this morning there were no more little nasties, but in case she caught it from school I did not want her to get any more. Hopefully tonight I wont find any more of them either, and she can return tomorrow. She has her school fete on Thursday and I am helping in her classroom on Wednesday, so it should be lots of fun. Speak to you all later!

16 comments:

tiennie said...

That is a very sweet backpack!

Karin said...

The backpack is great. I am really sorry to hear about the nasties.
Hopefully her new backpack cheered her up.
I feel at my daughters school the nasties keep going round and round.
I put drops of tea tree oil in her hair, it should keep them away.
I really hope Isabelle can get back soon and enjoy her school fete.

jessica said...

poor little girlie! I hope they stay away!

Cute backpack! We all love dora in this house!

Karen said...

What a great bag! And so big for carrying all the things she'll need for her adventures.

sandra said...

Certainly sure Isabelle will have lots of fun with that backpack! Great work!

Saltwater purls said...

Very cute...and that she thinks its a Dora the explorer backpack. BTW I love the cardy in the bright colours. I have that book so I should rethink it in non-baby colours

Noeysmommy said...

How cute! I love that little backpack. Noey used to love Dora, and Boots, and the whole gang.

amanda j said...

I have a little Dora fan here too! Mine has her hair cut like Dora every time (unless it's Madeline! Thankfully for the hairdresser that's pretty much the same thing!!)

Have fun helping out.

diana said...

What a great backpack!!!

Katt said...

that backpack is so cute!!! you did a great job with it.

my youngest is a huge Dora fan!

Katt

pamela wynne said...

I LOVE this backpack! Can't wait until my niece is old enough for such goodies. :)

PlumStitches said...

What a sweet backpack and I love the Dora comment! Hope the nasties are gone.

Sue H said...

Great little backpack for a little girl. Thanks for showing it as it has given me ideas for a couple of my granddaughters.

h&b said...

Plenty of Dora references on my blog .. and I have a BOY ! He loves her ;)

Renee said...

Yup, we know about Dora here. I can't let Claire see this post or she'll want one. It's beautiful.

Lauri said...

Oh yes, I know Dora! We've been close for quite some time now...but this backpack is WAAAAAY better than hers! She would be so jealous!

But, then again, so am I! When I see blogs like yours, with such beautiful and adorable things as the backpack and the sweater below, I REALLY wish I could knit! One of these days...