Friday, 31 July 2009

A Bear & Some Mohair.....


As an antidote to all the knitting of the denim blue shawl, I made a little felt bear and used some tiny teddy bear eyes that I bought from America - I think they work better than beads. He's not quite ready for sale yet - I'm still thinking about accessories.....

Next to the bear is my current knitting project, a wisp of a shawl knitted in Habu Silk & Mohair yarn, which is so fine it must have been spun by fairies! This has to be one of my favourite yarns of all time - for all it's delicate appearance, it is quite robust to work with and with it's fuzzy aura, it just looks wonderful in either a lace pattern or plain stocking stitch.

Painting-wise, I am incredibly busy this week with a fridge full of potato specimens awaiting their portraits - I have painted 3 and a half since Sunday, 5 and a half to go until the next lot arrive, as well as finishing the top leaves of the plant painting.

4 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Your shawl looks soooooo soft. Can't wait to see the design when it's finished.

Love the little bear too. :-)

Have fun painting...

Nunt said...

Awee, that bear is super cute!

xx,
nunt

natural attrill said...

cute little bear :)
Penny.

PG said...

Tiny, sweet bear! You can get miniature teddy bear eyes in the UK, I get mine from bearbasics.co.uk