Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Peter Green, Sonny and Debbie

3 new bears  from new patterns,
They will be for sale in my etsy store and on bear pile.

It took some time to finish them, because I had little time for the bears.
Hope to work on the patterns some more in the next few days to adjust things here and there.
I also plan to make some smaller and easier designs to have some quick and cheaper projects to put in my shop.
A bear for every wallet in these hard times ;)

Monday, November 21, 2011

New patterns

I am always curious to see how a new design looks, once it is stuffed.
How will these green bears look?

I will start stuffing right away!:)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A new scarf (Tutorial)

I have knitted a lot of scarfs in my life for my husband and the children and they keep loosing them! :(
Ok, here a new one again, but I like mking this one,
I can use up left overs , and didn't need to go to the store to buy new wool.
I wanted to try a different pattern than usual and it turned out OK.It has a great effect.
It is very simple,

Here is the pattern:

choose different ossorted colours, take 2 or 4 colours that you are going to repeat more frequently to ake the colours come together.
Start in one colour :knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl,.....
take another colour: Knit 2, purl 2,  Knit 2, purl 2, Knit 2, purl 2,.........
another colour: knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3, knit 3, purl 3,.......
again change colour: Knit 2, purl 2,  Knit 2, purl 2, Knit 2, purl 2,.........
other colour :knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl, knit 1,one purl,.....
and the again and again, never more than 3 stiches knit and purl,....
I have worked with wool, but I added some fine stripes of really fluffy mohair in between to give something extra in the design.
Those stripes I just knitted in the same stich, because you don't see the stitches anyway.
You can play with this pattern, it is really fun,
You can make stripes fatter or thinner, as you choose.

Use your imagination.

(I did my best to write this in English, but it will be full of mistakes, so please comment me as much as you like, so I can correct them)I like that, so I can learn.

Have fun!

Sunday, November 13, 2011


7 inches (17.7 centimeters)

This is Ronnie
He is made of first class German schulte mohair and cotton.
I handdyed the mohair.
Ronnie is a funny sweet soft bird and is looking for a nest to fly to.
Ronnie can not stand on his own, he can sit on a horse or sit on his bottom.
He is stuffed with polyester fiber.
He has this vintage look.
A perfect companion for a bear?
Ronnie is for sale "here"


Find more out about her "Here"

Monday, November 7, 2011

by accident

This little guy was born a little bit as an accident. Actually I was trying to make a copy of a previous big pink bear I made earlier, but I ran out of Pink and tried to handdye some of my natural coloured mohair.

Somehow it turned out a little bit different than I expected and the mohair had schrunk so much that I had to use another colour to finish the bear, I never made a clown bear like this before, but I did not have any choice now, so here is Henry and well I like him as he is, I love the colours combined like this, and had autumn inspire me, His intended fresh pink had turned out to be the most lovely autumn orange that you can imagine.

I ordered some pink mohair in German already and I hope this time I will get the right colour, but well, no harm done.
Henry had already a big hug from me.

I couldn't resist to take some pictures, but the colours are not good in this poor light, I will take proper pictures tomorrow in daylight.