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Bags Sun 30-Dec-12 13:08:35

I've just driven round the loch to do a supermarket shop. I don't do this very often because driving exacerbates certain ME symptoms I have. I bought a magazine (Woman's Weekly) because this week's issue contains a knitting pattern for the snow dog in The Snowman film. I so rarely buy magazines that I've gone and packed everything else and left it behind!!! Damn! I'm not going back for it. It's a 25-mile round trip.

I want to knit the dog for my new grandkid due in early Feb.

[humph emoticon] [annoyed with self emoticon] Grumble grumble.

granjura Sun 30-Dec-12 13:15:10

Could you phone the shop and ask them to put it aside for you when you next go there? Hopefully someone here will have the mag and offer to photocopy and send it to you. How frustrating!

janeainsworth Sun 30-Dec-12 13:22:29

bags if you have an old copy of WW look for a phone no for subscriptions or it might be circulation. If you ring them they will send you the copy you need.
I know this because last winter I saw a lovely pattern for a lacy top in MiL's copy, decided to knit it and then mislaid the magazine. They sent me a new copy within a couple of days. (I'm still knitting the top....)
I looked online for you but couldn't find a number, however you might be able to email WW or IPC which they are part of.
Understand your frustration!

janeainsworth Sun 30-Dec-12 13:24:01

P.S Saw the snow dog on the website, it's lovely!

Bags Sun 30-Dec-12 13:33:10

Good idea, jane. If I can't get a copy at our local village shop tomorrow, I'll try that. Actually, I did that once before, many years ago. Had cut out and kept a pattern for a fairisle jumper for several years before I got round to knitting the garment. Then I realised some of the pattern was missing. I wrote and asked if they could send me the whole thing and they did.

Also, I have a very old copy og the mag as it happens. My sister gave it to me because it contains a photo of the child of one of her friends wearing a snowman jumper (also a WW pattern) that I'd knitted for DD1 back in the mid-eighties. DD2 wore it when DD1 grew out of it, then all four of my sister's children wore it in turn, and she had handed it on to this friend. So in the late nineties my snowman jumper was still going strong and onto its seventh wearer! smile

Bags Sun 30-Dec-12 13:35:02

granjura, I could do that too, but I'm not likely to be there for several weeks.

janeainsworth Sun 30-Dec-12 13:39:13

That's lovely Bagssmile

Pollyann Sun 30-Dec-12 14:26:38

Oh I too would like to knit that it sounds lovely my first grandbaby is due in february also (smile)

Pollyann Sun 30-Dec-12 14:27:13

oh my smile did not come out right

nanapug Sun 30-Dec-12 14:38:31

Ha ha, have just sent my OH to fetch one as I fancy that!! Thank you for the idea. Sadly our scanner is out of service or I would happily have scanned it and e mailed it to you Bags, sorry sad. If it is mended in the next couple of days I will pm you and get your e mail address x

janeainsworth Sun 30-Dec-12 14:54:14

pollyann you need to use square brackets to do the emoticons. smile

nanapug Sun 30-Dec-12 15:02:27

Scanner working after all so have pm'd you Bags

granjura Sun 30-Dec-12 15:14:33

Result - wonderful smile

Bags Sun 30-Dec-12 15:30:08

nanapug, sincere and heartfelt thanks for your kind offer flowers sunshine smile but I ratted and dratted enough that DH went off to buy a bottle of Bourbon (he's testing them against Scotch, he says! wink) and picked up another copy of the magazine for me.

Isn't gransnet great?

Pollyann, We can celebrate together when the babies arrive smile!

And if you need a copy of the pattern, just let us know!

nanapug Sun 30-Dec-12 17:24:29

I have just looked at the wool requirements and it is a very long list. Unfortunately I don't normally knit in DK wool; so have very few scraps. I am perhaps thinking that this would work out to be a very expensive project. Also not sure my local wool shop would carry all the required wool. Nothing is simple is it?

Bags Sun 30-Dec-12 17:29:57

Yes, I've realised that too. However, I can use up leftovers for my temari wrapping, so they won't be wasted. Once upon a time, I would have had enough odd scraps for the small coloured bits of knitting. As it is, I've ordered the white fluffy yarn that is recommended and then much cheaper stuff than recommended for the ears and other bits. Charity shops sometimes have odd balls.

Bags Sun 30-Dec-12 17:31:33

I could send some of my cheapo DK coloured yarns when they arrive, if you'd like nanapug.

nanapug Sun 30-Dec-12 18:07:15

That is so kind of you Bags but I think I will order it all as I have worked out that it will make nice presents for a few little ones if I make a few of them. Just need to get ordering, but thank you so much x