Friday, September 25, 2009

Bear-ly off the knitting needles...

My daughter mentioned the other day that my blog was somewhat less than interesting lately. She's right. I apologize. Aside from work, I've been reading and knitting, and that's about all. Nothing much to write about.

I've been madly knitting on a project I've shared previously. But today I took a break from the plain squares, to try something a little more playful.

I found the pattern designed by Rachel Borello Carroll recently on Petite Purls after seeing it featured on One Pretty Thing. It was so cute I had to try it.

I don't think my little bear (pictured above sitting in front of my computer monitor with his family picture pulled up on the screen behind him) turned out quite as cute as he could have. But I 'made do' with the wrong size needles, no fiber fill to stuff him with, and a rapidly hand-stitched face. I definitely want to try the others when I'm patient enough to make sure I have all the right supplies at hand. I could have some big fun with these.

It was a couple of hours well and enjoyably spent.


  1. Hi Kath

    I think Ted is gorgeous. You should knit a few for The Toy Society - have you heard about it? You plant a toy in a place where a child will find it and they take it home. Simple. I haven't tried it yet but I intend to.

    Cheers - Joolz

  2. That first line made me crack up.
    Leave it to one's child to say such a thing. lol
    (I can say that because mine are the actors, and are not reading it yet.)

  3. Joolz, that's a great idea! I'll definitely visit the site.

    Steph, it keeps us real, ya know? :)

  4. I am sure you are going to be more successful at making these then me! Can't wait to see the finished product!


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