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 winding...to 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
...it'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
and
hApPy aUgUsT
...back soon...
(with more bear progress and other stories)

xxxXxXxXxxx

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27 comments:

greenrabbitdesigns said...

All those yummy yarn cakes in gorgeous little bear colours, I'm looking forward to the bear progress Susan! :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
V x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

♥ Thank you Vivienne ...hope you have a lovely new week! ;-) ..xx

Ruth said...

Not only do I love your patterns, your photography is AH-MAZING!!�� I used normal dk on my Layla till but am dying to do another with the loop mohair...it's such a pity postage is so much to Ireland!��

Ruth said...

doll,not till

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Susan, I have always been an admirer of your products, but now that I've been taking photography classes and am paying much more attention to the details of depth of field, I have to say that your photos are SENSATIONAL and well done. I hope you are enjoying your summer! Lovely to see you post again! Anita

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

I have to say Anita that I definitely take this as a compliment x Thank you so much and it was lovely to visit you this morning...have a lovely new week ;-) xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh thank you so much Ruth about my photography...have to say I do enjoy taking my pics very much ;-) ...Yes...postage to Ireland is expensive in certain areas, isn't it? ..It definitely doesn't seem fair..xx

Jane said...

Hello dear Susan, this sounds like a fun project...I look forward to meeting the bears. That wool really is delicious. Enjoy the summer my friend xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Jane (and lovely to visit you this morning ;-) )
Happy New Week xxxxx

Clare said...

Lovely lovely yarn cakes, looking forward to seeing the bears
Clare x

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

There's something very calming about winding yarn I think Clare :-)...Thank you and have a good new week ♥ xx

Lynda Harrison said...

Hello Susan - such lovely yarn - you always seem to choose the perfect yarns and the perfect colours....... I really can't wait to see your lovely little bears, all stitched up!
Sunday morning with the radio and lots of knitting - what a perfect end to the week!
Take care, and have a wonderful week ahead.
Lynda.

Teresa Kasner said...

Your warm and fuzzy browns evoke a wild bear.. love them. I look forward to seeing some cute little knitted bears start to pop up from those who will knit your little darlings. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Frances said...

What fun to see, and to be introduced to, these lovely yarns. I've got an aged Teddybear that's traveled many a road with me, and I am thinking about trying to do some sensitive repair to some of his edges.

xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Thank you dearest Susan for coming to my blog post! Happy first day of August!

Things and Thoughts said...

Inspirational post and wonderful color shades. Happy August!!!
Olympia

Anonymous said...

yummy (little bear) yarn cakes and beautiful pics!!
love your patterns
Becky x

Helen Philipps said...

Such lovely soft warm yarns.....your little bears will look gorgeous in these. I love the little yarn cakes....I got a yarn winder a while ago....I think it might have been you who inspired me to get it! As always I loved seeing your beautiful photos here. Happy new week.
Helen xox

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

I seem to find deciding on colours the hardest part Lynda...just too many favourites...back to knitting heads today...hope you're having a good week xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you lovely Teresa :-) ♥ ...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Oh..I'd love to see him Frances...(and his wear and tear just shows how much he's been loved ♥)...xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

...and Happy August to you dearest Anita!!! ;-) xx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Thank you Olympia...I'm looking forward to visiting you shortly! ;-) Hope you're having a good week ♥

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Ooh, thank you so much Becky! ♥
hApPy kNiTtInG xxxxxx

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

My yarn winder really is invaluable Helen...(although Miss Daisy was a little alarmed the first time she saw it in action with the yarn swift!) ...hope you're having a good week ♥ xx

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

Beautiful photos as always , making me feel nostalgic , my mother had that wool winder and it was a great treat to use it . I have visions of you winding wool whilst balancing a glass ig Moët !

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

It's a highly recommended combination Helen! ♥ xxxxxxxx