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Bears, Cowls and Pompoms!

I have had a productive knitting week so far, my lovely little Bakery Bear is coming along very nicely.

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I’ve done his head, body, ears, nose and arms so just have his legs to do before I assemble him all together and make his outfit. It’s a quicker knit than I thought it would be although I am using DPN’s which can be quite fiddly on the smaller rounds (the pattern suggests using magic loop but I’m not so good at that). I’ve never made a toy before and am pleased I picked this as my first pattern as the instructions are really clear and easy to follow. Hopefully I will be able to show you the finished bear next week!

I thought I had finished my new cowl design at the weekend, I reworked the top half and blocked it but when I tried it on yesterday it still didn’t sit right.

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I am happy with the lower layer as it sits really nicely at the front, but the 2nd repeat doesn’t fall naturally back on itself, so it’s back to he drawing board, I ended up ripping it back to the 18th row and I now have a new plan 🙂

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And I had another set back this evening as my computer crashed. I thought I had recently saved the work I had done on the design programme I use but it turns out I hadn’t saved since Saturday night….a few choice words were uttered! Luckily I had transferred the charts over to Word as I started writing up the pattern so I can recreate them – but that’s a job for another day…

And PomPom magazine arrived yesterday! If you are unfamiliar with this publication its a quarterly magazine with gorgeous patterns, all beautifully photographed, and has some interesting articles. This quarter also features a recipe for winter cocktails – yes please!

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Just look at a couple of the beautiful patterns…I think my favourite in this issue is the Art Deco inspired Turnberry by Courtney Spainhower

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And this peacock feather inspired oversized scarf, Avalon Ballroom by Clare Lakewood is just too pretty for words…

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My knitting wish list just got a little longer!

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