Stitch this! Glasgow gran knitting Still Game dolls from Spanish home


A SCOTS gran has been inundated with orders for her amazing knitted Still Game characters.

Mary Howard made hundreds of sales within 24 hours of taking to social media with the wool lookalikes of Jack, Victor, Isa and other well-loved characters.

Mary, originally from Glasgow, but currently living in Tarragona, Spain, even makes a pocket-sized version of foul-mouthed grocer Navid – including his grey straggly hair and beard – and Winston along with his thick rimmed glasses.

The "Still Game" characters
The “Still Game” characters

Also on offer is a knitted Rab C Nesbitt, complete with string vest, a bottle of Buckfast and a “blood” stained head bandage, and a “Mary Doll”.

The dolls are available in four size ranges with prices starting at £7 and rising up to £27 for an extra large character.

Rab C Nesbitt doll
Rab C Nesbitt doll

Mary plans to ship the dolls to Glasgow where her granddaughter Julie Workman will sort out orders.

Orders started flying in last night after Julie shared images of the dolls on one of Still Games Facebook pages.

Since then, over 300 users have commented on the photographs with more than a hundred making orders.

She said: “The dolls will be up for sale very soon but obviously as I’m sure you will appreciate it’s only one woman making them so it’s impossible to put a time on them.

“My gran lives in Spain but this lot is getting posted to me in Glasgow I will make a group up for them and will sort orders and prices once I receive them.”

Julie later revealed after popular demand her gran has already started stitching together one of Still Games newest characters, Methadone Mick.

And other keen customers have started sending over their own requests including Celtic footballers Leigh Griffiths and Moussa Dembélé.

Jack and Victor from Still Game
Jack and Victor from Still Game

Kirsty Finlayson said: “These are awesome!”

Ashley Alexander Macdonald wrote: “My little boy would love these. They’re absolutely fab! Well done to your wee gran.”

Kerry Fullerton said: “Omg she will need to get some other people employed lol!! She will need to take her needles out into the sun and just knit every hour she can.”

And Kay Cooney wrote: “Hi how much would it be for these guys? I live in Ireland my son loves Still Game.”

Mary’s Knitted Dolls Facebook page states that small dolls, sized between 10-11 inches, cost around £7 each or £13 for two.

Medium dolls, sized between 12-14 inches, cost around £9 while large dolls, between 20-22 inches, cost £22.

An extra large doll would set fans back £27.

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