Monday, 5 September 2016

Happy things...

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I love my dpns and these are a lovely new addition to my knitting bag...KnitPro Nova...
...sitting untried in my cupboard for quite some time but now a firm favourite...

...places to store tiny doll mini Bonne Maman jam jars are perfect!
(I used to keep them separated in the tallboy drawers of the dolls' house but was forever spilling them) I just need to buy more jam ;-) ...

Chickadee from Quince & Co.'s definitely been added to my favourites list...smooth, soft, plump and springy...ooh, so lovely...
(purchased here )

...and after much deliberation on how best to block my cowl ...
my favourite steaming method worked beautifully as I wanted to keep the lovely texture of the
cables and the neatness of the seed stitch edging but open out the central lace pattern more
..maintain the lovely soft plumpness of the yarn 

 (I love the sculpted quality of small rope cables)
Pattern is Warble by Bonnie Sennot 

...a pink vintage Bakelite Beehive Wool holder to add to my growing collection!
(very happy that it has the original handle too ;-) )

Carrots from Abel and Cole...xx

...I love their box of goodness sitting at our front door every Friday...
(a happy weekly ritual over recent years)

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Hopefully you've had a good start to September...
(my favourite time of year)
I'm busy here putting the new bears pattern together (boys this week)
so I thought I'd take a few little snapshots of current favourite things
 in between taking pattern pics...I'm never without my camera and needles at the moment!

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..and before I go ...
I must mention too that the Tearoom is now on
...if anyone would like to say hello it would be so lovely to see you!...
(slowly finding my way around ;-)  )

Wishing you a good new week


P.S ...nothing sponsored ... just things I love x

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Bear Yarn....

This week I've finally decided which yarn I'm going to use
for the Little Tearoom Bears knitting pattern worked 'flat and seamed'
(the 'in the round' versions are available here)
I've had many requests for the alternative method and so
if all goes well they will be available in the autumn
The plan is to update here on progress as I go along
I'm so looking forward to playing with lots of lovely colour 
(hopefully the ideas in my head will work out as I'm expecting! x)

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I'm making several bears in different shades and will be 
using a different yarn weight too meaning more ideas for everyone
(whichever is the preferred method to knit)
..and so...
this morning I've been busy in the workroom choosing shades 
and ball the sound of the radio...definitely recommended...
(above are a few of the bear body shades I'm trying out)
...and you've seen my yarn swift before, haven't you?
Well, I still love it...very simple...practical...and time saving
...and it's constantly in use...
(I purchased both my yarn swift and ball winder on Amazon)

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Also, to mention today...
there are more lovely new shades of large loop mohair from 
so many colour choices are now available in this beautiful yarn
I looked at many varieties of hair yarn when I created the
Dolls from the TEAROOM knitting pattern
and nothing came near to this for me
both in quality and the lovely range of shades available's perfect for all kinds of doll making...
and I've found that it just becomes more lovely with time x
(also  EN71 Toy Safety Certified)

Have a lovely new week everyone
hApPy aUgUsT
...back soon...
(with more bear progress and other stories)


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