Wednesday, March 31, 2010

...and THREE more knit

Three more bears left to reach the goal of 15 and then the stuffing begins. Julia is coming for a visit this weekend and we are going to sew up the "bear bags." Mom and I used to sew together when I was a little girl. I would be at the ironing board and she would be at the sewing machine.
I think I will have separation anxiety when it comes time to give these bears away. ...sigh
...and the hoard gathers

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Three More Makes Nine

Ready to be stuffed and embroidered.
The Teddy Goose Pile

6 more to go!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

At it again...

I feel another tablecloth coming on. My apologies to Marianne Kinzel but this cloth is crying out for a snazzy edging. Ergo I bought 6 balls of "Clea" to play safe. This is a Brazilian crochet cotton that is simply divine to work with. I have knit with this before and if you are into tiny needles, well, you have to give it a try. It comes in some delicious colours. Lots of variegates ( not my choice) if you are into that.

The sooner I finish the bears the better. I keep thinking of what I will do next. Finally I thought I had better list ( I am a list maker) of everything I either have on the go or in "queue." Hence the appalling list to the right.

Speaking of the bears I am closing in on finishing the next lot of three. I almost succumbed and put up a picture of two but that would be cheating. I am knitting the arms on number 9 at present. I said three at a time and three it shall be. I am finally running out of some of the colours from the original "let's use up left overs" idea. Keeping my finger's crossed that there will be no more wool shopping for these bears.
Corinne and the "grands" are coming on Thursday for a girl fest. I finagled the day off. The Welsh cakes should be coming off the griddle about the time they walk through the door. I am going to learn how to crochet some fingerless gloves. I have chosen the "Cloister" pattern, the designer is Danielle Kassner . (Ravelry link) They are gorgeous and I have a stash of sock yarn to pick through tonight.

I like the medieval look of this pattern. They will be perfect for the office. I can type on the computer and keep my hands warm at the same time. The guys will just have to suffer another example of girly in the workplace.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Three More

Still plugging away on the teddy front. I have another one half finished, that would be number 7. I am going to post the pictures in lots of three. This is instant gratification knitting. I can whip one up of an evening whilst watching the TV. At the moment they look like a pile of "Flat Stanleys." So far no two are the same. When all fifteen are knit I will still have the job of stuffing and embroidering faces AND then there are the little bags to make for each one. Lots to do yet. I am enjoying them. Mom would have loved the idea and that is what keeps me going.