Sunday, September 15, 2013

If you go down to the woods today...

If you go down to the woods today you're sure of a big surprise,

Bear hood

If you go down to the woods today you'd better go in disguise,

Bear hood

For every bear that ever there was will gather there for certain, because today's the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic!

Bear hood

Pattern: The Burton Bear Cowl by Heidi May
Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick
Made by: My Mum, for Naomi

And for kicks and giggles, here are 2 additional teddy bear outfits that Mum made for my sister and I when we were kiddos :o)))

The Originals

Hope you are having a lovely weekend,
Sam xxx

Monday, September 09, 2013

Colourblock Fingerless Mittens

Another one bites the dust,
Another one bites the dust,
And another one's done,
And another one's done,
Another one bites the dust...

Colorblock mittens

Can you tell I'm a little excited that another WIP pile project is now complete? :)))
These are the colour block mittens that I started at our annual knitty retreat with a couple of my knitty friends.

Colorblock mittens

Pattern: Colorblock Hand Warmers from Purl Bee
Yarn: MadelineTosh Merino Light (Mmmmmmm love this stuff)
Mods: Instead of the stocking stitch, I used a K4,P1 ribbing to help make the gloves a little more form fitting (instead of slouchy).

These are a great knit. Simple and fairly quick. I'm thinking they'd make great teacher gifts.

In other good news, we also completed the first 2 Bertie's Blankets - blankets for folks in hospice care, in memory of my Dad.
The first one, was led by my Mum in the UK with help from friends and family back there.
The 2nd was an effort I led with your help, and contributions from all over the US, and Australia too!.

Thank you soo much xxx
Hope you are having a productive week.
Sam xxx