Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A Sock, a Bear, and a Note...

After many weeks I have finally finished another pair of socks for myself. The pattern can be found here: hedgerow socks as a pdf. I adjusted the pattern by adding the Fleegle Heel, which is an easy heel. I like to sock, but I hope it shrinks a little in the wash. I made it a little loose. (Gauge gets you every time!)

I was asked to make a bear for a awesome little girl I have met at my knitting group. The bear pattern: Harry Bear Pattern is an awesome pattern. I added a lot of embellishments, because I think it makes the bear look great. It turned out way better than I expected. I will be giving it to her tonight.
The eyes are something I came up with. I made seven stitches around where the eyes should be then, stitched from the corners of those seven to the center of the eye. It looked like a wagon wheel with seven spokes. Then, I weaved yarn from the center out (over and under the spokes). You have to have a odd number of spokes or the weave doesn't happen . Then, I tied a french knot for the pupil and added a highlight with some white.

Dear Mr. Tommy,
Thank you for making my mouse with the sack of berries. I have a lot of fun with it. All the mice and the fox are in my bedroom on my windowsill. Some of my friends have said they would like mice of their own. We have all played with the mice and loved it! I've never had stuffed animals like these before. They are the best! I think you are the best friend anybody could have in the world. I love you, Savannah

Don't that just beat all!

1 comment:

knittingdragonflies said...

You are such a sweetie! Bear looks great!