Wednesday 20 May 2020


Good morning- something a little bit different from me today
- meet Doris the donkey.
This week's challenge theme  at Fab'n' Funky is 'Anything but a Card'  so I thought I'd share some photos of a little woollen donkey I knitted for a donkey-loving friend who's birthday was at the beginning of the lockdown.  She's 8 inches tall (Doris not my friend) and made from left over scraps of wool. - and like all of my knitted toys she's slightly wonky! She's wearing a dress and frilly knickers (love the frilly knickers!) and carrying a co-ordinating shoulder friend loves bags too! 
a glimpse of the frilly knickers!

She almost didn't make it to my friend's house as one of granddaughters fell in love with her and wailed 'Nanny I NEED a donkey in my life'
but I was tough and firm (for once)
I will make her one will go with the rabbit and mouse that she NEEDED before!
Hop on over to Fab'n' Funky and see what the team have made this time, then why not join in and show us your non-card makes? I'm really looking forward to seeing what  you create for this challenge.
Have a good day and thanks for stopping by.


Michelle said...

Oh wow Chris - how adorable is this sweet little knitted donkey - I bet your friend was over the moon with this - lovely work - Michelle x

Aunty Sue said...

Oh Chris I love this what is the pattern and where from. I have lost all my knitting patterns and with lockdown hard to get quickly. Hope granddaughter gets hers soon

meg said...

she is a beauty Chris can understand why your granddaughter "needed"her

Janette said...

As I read this post Chris, I just knew you were going to say that you would make her one, haha, its a grandmothers curse isn't it.. I love this its adorable, so cute and now can't wait to see the next one...happy knitting.xx

Judith said...

Hi Chris - remember me!! - I loved Doris when I saw her, who doesn't need a knitted Donkey with frilly knickers, thats what I say, I'm loving her shoes as well. So many patterns and so much crafty time in lockdown - you could knit a zoo for your grand daughter!! - have fun xx

Pat said...

Oh Chris Doris is adorable, love her dress and frilly knickers and the lovely colours you have used.

Pat xx

Kathleen said...

Oh WOW, two brilliant creations, they really made me smile and so did your Granddaughter comments, bless.Funny what they "need" these days isn't it.

Kath x

Mia said...

Oh Chris, I need a donkey in my life too! Ha ha! I simply ADORE your gorgeous knitted donkey! She is a masterpiece! Hugs, my friend.

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE Doris, adorable and so cute are the nickers...glad your friend is taller than 8", bet she love the donkey....too cute.xx

Suzanne H said...

I've hopped over from Fab n Funky and I can see why your granddaughter NEEDED Doris. So sweet!

pinky said...

Ach that is adorable Chris. I am sure your WEE friend will be delighted with it lol. Seriously, though it is gorgeous. My late sister, used to knits loads of little animals and people, each with their own wee personalities. Treasured keepsakes by all her Grandkids now.

Chrissy said...

Your little donkey is so adorable Chris with her frilly knickers and my faourite colour,yellow, for her dress and shoes, she is just lovely.


Babs said...

Oh Chris how adorable I just love your donkeys , love her outfit , and you made me laugh about the donkey being 5 inches tall not your friend hehehehe .. hope your ok staying safe too.
Babs x

Lisa Lynn said...

Chris that so adorable. Great knitting and how special to make for your friend. And not surprising that your granddaughter fell in love with it, lol.