Bearly there

06Sep15

bear

I can’t believe how long it’s been since my last post. I was so productive, and then suddenly it all went to pot! Not entirely sure what’s been going on. This is just a quick catch up, really.

I finished off this little fellow a couple of weeks ago. He’s sitting in an egg cup (a gift for ‘me’ from by boyfriend… While I like it a lot, I can’t help thinking this was’t entirely selfless giving).

When I finished this I wasn’t 100% impressed. I didn’t knit him that well, and to be honest, his body ends up a tiny bit pointy at the top, which gives him a weird neck. I tried to get around that when I stitched his head on, but it’s not great. Also, I made the scarf way to long. NO idea how that happened, because it was SO tedious to knit.

But… but…

bear 2

Despite all that, he’s actually *really* cute. Not neat enough to give away, but I really like him. I keep picking him up to have a little look. Might knit another one, but neater this time. Here’s the pattern on Ravelry. (Sorry about the quality of late night iPhone photos.)

tatting in colour

These are some rating experiments I’ve also been doing. I treated myself to some new threads (always DMC size 80 – just different colours). The colours are lovely. I’m trying to work out using beads in different ways and also, folded rings. In the ecru example I managed rather excellently to put the beads on the bottom row of rings rather than the top! This means you can’t see them. At all. That’s what happens when you start something new on a train after a day’s work, while not quite thinking. I like the beads in the centre of the folded rings though, so will persevere…

Right now, in fact.

Hope you’re having / have had a good weekend.

 

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7 Responses to “Bearly there”

  1. I think he is SUPER CUTE and perfect just the way he is:)

  2. Those three-dimensional tatted motifs look really nice! Any pointers to how to do those folded rings and what you can achieve with them?

    • Thanks! The folded rings are only on the white one actually – and they’re exactly as you’d guess:
      • Make your original motif – for example, a 6 ring flower.
      • Then make a separate ring (I did 6-4-4-6) and close it
      • Pass the new ring through one of the rings in your original flower and basically fold it in half – half will show in the front and half will poke out of the back
      • secure the folded ring in place by threading through the middle picot (this basically means you secure the top and the bottom of the ring together)

      Does that make sense? Essentially, just thread one ring through the other and secure it in place 🙂

  3. 6 Charlie

    I think the little lad is just fine and if needed I could always find him a home . Stop being so hard on yourself , nothing is ever perfect every time. I also think a herd of lavender bags sounds like fun 😉

  4. He is very cute. I like him a lot!


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