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Schnitzel
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  06:31:55 AM  Show Profile Send Schnitzel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am starting to knit Jean Greenhowe dolls and am having trouble finding a flesh-colored yarn. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks. Susan

Atavistic
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  07:02:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well. Flesh comes in a lot of colors. Which "flesh" do you mean?

I know this topic has come up before, but I can not find it using the search engine.

Try DMC floss.

Hand and foot when harmonized forms martialism/but Military and literary when harmonized is art and this brings/philosophy. (Lee, Chang Hoo)
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Kelly B
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  07:31:23 AM  Show Profile Send Kelly B a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Knitpicks Shine in Coral isn't too far from my skin tone.
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mokey
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  08:25:29 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If you don't mind working with cotton, Butterfly/Papillon yarn from Greece comes in all sorts of human skin tone sahdes. The only problem is that each hank is about 125g. Another great option is DMC tapestry thread.

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Cecioboe
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  9:30:03 PM  Show Profile Send Cecioboe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have some Gedifra California in "tobacco" which is really a beigy flesh tone. I think it is color #3111.

Ceci

Aw, gee, c'mon and see: http://knittinreed.blogspot.com

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Laurie K
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  10:39:25 PM  Show Profile Send Laurie K a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As it was said this has come up before. "Flesh" color- my goodness, Crayola gave up that "color" ages ago. Not politically correct in my book. Whose flesh are you referring to?

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NastiJ
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Posted - 01/13/2008 :  11:39:15 PM  Show Profile Send NastiJ a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Schnitzel

I am starting to knit Jean Greenhowe dolls and am having trouble finding a flesh-colored yarn. Anybody have any suggestions? Thanks. Susan



Hillary's? Barack's? "Flesh" is pretty vague, and sorta rude

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Nancy J.

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WendyB
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  06:51:02 AM  Show Profile Send WendyB a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd like to respectfully say that I think it's more of a mistake to say it here with you people, ready to correct her, than rude. It's clear that Susan didn't mean any harm by it. Gee whiz. Okay, I'll say it for her. Does anyone know of any yarn colored just like practically all of Jean Greenhowe dolls? All you have to do is look on the covers of her booklets.

Wendy
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Atavistic
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  07:29:25 AM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Think outside of the box (or in this case pattern).

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RoseByAny
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  07:49:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit RoseByAny's Homepage Send RoseByAny a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well, I'm Scottish, Irish, and English.

When I knit her dolls, I used the palest possible pink. Just barely not white.


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KellyKnits
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  11:03:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
the free pattern on her sight recommend patons astra (DK) which comes in 5 colors from white to dark tan.

Kelly
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mokey
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  11:20:24 AM  Show Profile Send mokey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Another case of getting one's knickers in a knot. In my experience when people say flesh coloured they mean the colour of their own flesh.

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Schnitzel
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  1:31:46 PM  Show Profile Send Schnitzel a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Forgive me. I have heard of other boards where someone is just waiting to find something wrong with what is said. It seems, if you don't have a constructive answer, be silent. To those who answered kindly, I appreciate your help. I guess I have learned my lesson, haven't I?
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achrisvet
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  8:40:07 PM  Show Profile Send achrisvet a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mokey

Another case of getting one's knickers in a knot. In my experience when people say flesh coloured they mean the colour of their own flesh.

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Tell that to Crayola. When I was a kid the flesh colored crayon was definitely no where near my skin tone. I'm glad they stopped calling it that.

Schnitzel, I know you meant no harm. In fact, I just laughed at the memory of those crayons.

Anita
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Atavistic
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  9:25:39 PM  Show Profile  Visit Atavistic's Homepage Send Atavistic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Schnitzel

Forgive me. I have heard of other boards where someone is just waiting to find something wrong with what is said. It seems, if you don't have a constructive answer, be silent. To those who answered kindly, I appreciate your help. I guess I have learned my lesson, haven't I?



Some of us think that asking for specific colors and telling you "flesh" is less than helpful IS constructive.

Hand and foot when harmonized forms martialism/but Military and literary when harmonized is art and this brings/philosophy. (Lee, Chang Hoo)
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knitnurse81
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Posted - 01/14/2008 :  10:05:18 PM  Show Profile Send knitnurse81 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The soft peach color of this yarn might work
http://www.carodanfarm.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/product196.html

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