I got distracted - AGAIN!! I was happily knitting away on my unicorn when I was distracted by the pirate.......all my plans, finish the unicorn, finish the pirate doll, were all disrputed when I got a look at The Knitter's Stash and saw the pattern for the magic teddy bear.....my good intentions went to pot!! I started something else....I can't help myself!! I have a problem - I keep starting things.........
But I was so impressed by the idea of knitting a teddy bear all in one piece and I had the perfect yarn - it cost me 20p at a wool sale - it seemed impertinent not to knit a little piece of woollie goodness. The process of knitting one then slipping one every row to create both sides of the bear at once was really like magic. Only one small hitch - once finished I discovered that I had obviously slipped one stich instead of knitting it and hey ho he wouldn't quite come apart.....I eventually decided I had to snip the stitch (it was almost like cutting an umbilical cord) and then do my best to patch him together - now he has the cutest little belly button.
Teddy Bear - stuffing required
Pirate Doll - jumper, trousers and hat knitted
Unicorn - head, body and 2 front legs finished
More Wanderings tomorrow and Woollie SP Swap to follow.....