Sunday, 31 January 2010

A Little Off Track

A Little Off Track

The bears have taken a bit of a back seat since Christmas. Alan bought me this brilliant little book... Inspired to Knit by Michele Rose Orne for Christmas, I can highly recommend it. It's a long time since I knitted anything for myself as the bears have been very demanding over the last few years as not only do they want sewing, they beg for knitted and crochet outfits to keep them warm despite their fur!
Anyway, I was very inspired to knit and bought some lovely yarn just after Christmas in a nice cotton mix, I decided to give myself about an hour a day (inbetween work on the bears) for some me time to perhaps finish this lovely cardigain in time for late spring/early summer. However it somehow turned into more me time than I planned, I haven't been able to stop and am already on the last sleeve. It has been such a pleasure. I would like to go through the whole book and make everything but I won't start anything else until later in the year, as I have bears to make for the Leeds fair in March and a new batch of bear outfits that I have planned.
I did however finish little miniature Buddy who is listed on Ebay for a week to find his new family, his little hat is made from beautiful fine shetland yarn and finished off with a little heart button as it's nearly Valentines Day.



Monday, 18 January 2010

Back To Work

Back to Work!

Well, a belated happy New Year to all. I have been a bit slow getting off the ground since Christmas, these two bears are the first ones I started and finished in the New Year, Sage and Onion are listed with Ebay at the moment looking for their new Mum or Dad.

I took a much needed break from the bears after Christmas as my Daughter came to stay for a week. She worked every day throughout Christmas, inbetween and the New Year entertaining holiday makers with her shows and was glad to come home to Mum for a well earned rest. So we had some nice together time with a few girly chats. The weather has been terrible and we were snowed in for most of the week so even more of an excuse to have a rest without feeling guilty.

Anyway, we are both back to our work now and I am busy with new bears for this year's shows, also fitting in some orders and bears for Ebay inbetween. I have an extra show in my diary for this year which is the Bear Artist Event in Stratford on the 6th June. It's a lovely area, we spent a lot of time there when my Daughter was at performing arts college near there and am looking forward to visiting again in June.

Well, the mohair is calling to be cut out, bye for now