Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bear fleece jacket

Well, I did promise.
It was supposed to get an airing in Inverness
at the weekend but it was so warm that it stayed in the car.
On return to Moray on the Sunday however, the temperature had dropped sufficiently to put it on.
I lined it in a brushed cotton/polyester mixed fabric and as a result it is really warm. I love the neck as I don't have to remember to take a scarf and it looks just as smart with the collar opened and folded down.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bear Buchanan

This bright character was sent on his way this morning to his new home.
I sent another smaller one overseas the other day but have been asked to keep it under wraps for the time being so it remains a surprise. Scary how we can be seen now from the other side of the world now.
Off to finish putting together my bear print fleece jacket. Watch out for the picture here soon.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Just finished...........for me

Just finished this sweater for myself. I had two large balls of black watch yarn, each by a different manufacturer. As you can see one is mor blue and the other is more green. Both have a blend of blue, green and black as in the blackwatch tartan.
I love the style of this sweater. It has everything. Long enough to keep the derrier cosy. Pockets for the essential tissues etc. Raglan sleeves for a comfortable fit and the neck line has been knitted from the yolk giving a close fit that is not too tight.I think I will be living in this sweater for a while given the current weather.
I also made up this bag to go with it. Done in the yarn that is more blue and lined in blackwatch polyviscose tartan fabric. The same fabric was used for the strap.
The buttons fastening the front are the second closure, the top of the bag is fastened inside using two magnetic closures.