Friday, July 04, 2008

Knitted Bear

I'm always too tired to sew in the evenings but I don't mind knitting or crochet now and again. Socks are a bit beyond my capabilities and I don't want to knit a whole jumper. Knitting a bear seemed the perfect solution - I already had some bear coloured cotton from a charity shop (which I bought before I even thought about knitting a bear - but as a hoarder who is firmly convinced that 'it will come in useful one day' my purchase is justified). The pieces are small and you get a finished item in no time.

The pattern came from this lovely book, containing lots of really great patterns for knitted bears - and I found out from the book jacket that the author lives in Leicestershire! (I'm hoping that I have managed to link the picture to the Amazon page where you can search inside - if not, at least you can see enough to search for it).


And do you like my Sweet Peas? My Dad planted them for me - I think they are my favourite flowers but the season is so short.


9 comments:

Fran said...

That looks lovely! I've added the book to my wish list. Does it include many patterns for teddy clothes?
Fran

Lynda said...

Knitting is much smaller than patchwork, and therefore more suitable for after-work-evenings! The bear is gorgeous, and I can almost smell the sweet peas!

anne bebbington said...

And don't they just smell divine? Love the bear - just the right sort of project for times when you want to do a little bit of creating but run short of big-time concentration

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Just adorable! Your flowers are pretty - I just love this time of year when you can go outside and pick a handful of flowers!
Cheers!
Evelyn

meggie said...

I too, adore Sweet Peas! I love the perfume, & also the gorgeous colours. Are you going to call your Teddy Sweet Pea? He is lovely.

Heleen said...

this is a real sweety bear! wish I was a better knitter.

corry said...

So cute! I've to look that book up!

julieQ said...

Love the sweet peas and your precious bear. I alas, CANNOT knit! I have tried and tried. So I will pass on the book and admire your work...:)

Knot Garden said...

The sweet peas are just gotgeous, and you've made a beautiful job of the knitted bear. I'll be adding this book to my Amazon basket.