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Doll yourself up for the Olympics

Posted at 4:00 pm, July 18, 2012 in Olympics & Paralympics
Olympic Dolls

Photo: Nick Bason.

‘I tried to make them look sexy and it’s hard to do that with wool,’ says Sue Haggerty, a wool-fiend who has knitted a bikini-clad volleyball team to join a huge collection of Olympic dolls for her front garden in Walthamstow. Woolen heads poke out of a swimming pool, a Kenyan running team lean haphazardly on a wire coat-hanger and a diver’s legs poke out of a knitted blue square. The 47-year-old, who began knitting the dolls in December, said they are the result of ‘insanity, madness and probably too much cider one evening.’ Just when you thought there was a good week left to go before Olympic craziness began…Kate Enright

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