Monday, September 24, 2012

Teddy Bear for Refuge

I have finished my teddy bear which has been knitted for Refuge.

This pattern for a basic bear and clothes comes from a newly published book, but has also been distributed online by Simply Knitting and The Knitter in return for a donation to the Knit for Refuge Campaign.
Refuge is a charity which helps women and children subjected to domestic violence to rebuild their lives. The campaign has asked for blankets and teddies to pass on to families who arrive at the refuge with no possessions of their own. The campaign is due to run until December 2012.

My teddy will be delivered to The Knitting and Stitching Show in London in October.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Finished my Nanook cardigan

 I am very pleased with my Nanook jacket which I finished recently.   What a lovely pattern! 

I used a gorgeous 50% silk/50% wool undyed yarn from Uppinghams which drapes beautifully and is lovely and soft to wear.

I had a few false starts with the pattern but once you get your head around it it is easy to follow as it is so well written.
It can also be worn in several different ways.
I can see that this pattern might come out again, perhaps knit in a chunkier yarn and oversized to make it a bit different.

Friday, September 14, 2012

FREE yarn with all website orders

Gosh it's been busy lately.  Babysitting, holiday which produced enough washing to keep me busy for weeks, garden projects etc.  Time to batten down the hatches for autumn and think about yarn things again.  I finished one cardigan before we went on holiday and am just working through another.  I have enjoyed doing full size knitting again but of course still have miniature knitting on the go too, and need to build up my stocks of miniature knitted outfits for the Christmas market.

I have also just listed my Christmas pattern book on ebay as it will be that time of year again soon.

I am doing a bit of tightening up on the miniature knitting webpage  The bjd patterns are being passed on to my daughter who knows far more about this scale than I do

As I haven't offered a FREE gift lately, with all website orders until the end of October I will be adding two skeins of low bulk 2/28 2ply yarn, ideal for all those tiny sweaters and other projects.  One skein is a bright sunshine yellow and the other is a caramel brown, slightly variagated.  Ideal for that fair isle project.

Happy knitting!

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