Lately I haven’t knitted much more than charity hats and bears, which are all well and good, but I started to feel like I was in a rut. A quick trip to Imagiknit and casting on a few new projects helped.
Lately I haven’t felt like knitting much aside from bears for the Mother Bear Project and hats for Saint Anthony’s.
I tend to use “Turn a Square” a lot for charity hats- it’s pretty quick and easy to memorize, and is a good stash buster.
And here’s my latest bear, Donna Noble.
I’ve just had a breakthrough in terms of bear bows- they look cuter when the bow is tied more loosely! I’d always thought a tightly-tied bow was perky, but a loose one, as it turns out, looks nicer.
And, just for fun, here are some pics from the Botanical Gardens yesterday. I’m still recovering from pneumonia, so pardon my tired visage.
It’s nice to be well enough to have the strength to knit a bit throughout the day! Another bear has flown off my needles! Here’s Clara, named for Clara Oswald.
I’ve been sick for nearly a week now- after suffering fevers, chills, aches, cough, I finally sought medical attention and am being treated for outpatient pneumonia. I spent the week resting, mostly lying down without even the energy to knit. Finally, though, by Friday I had a finished bear.
This is Boe, named for the Face of Boe in Dr Who. She’s the second in my series of bears named for Dr Who characters. This is another of my efforts to use up random tiny balls of yarn, and this combo happened to make a kind of rainbow effect, which is pretty perfect for Boe, if you know about the character and the actor. 🙂
To spare you my sad rantings, here’s a photo essay of our past few days…..
On the day after the election, my husband asked if we wanted to go see some huge waves. I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather do at that moment, so off we went to the Marin Headlands, where the waves were very, very big.
And, on a serious note, this made me cry big, drippy tears. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/kate-mckinnon-snl-leonard-cohen-hillary-clinton_us_5828125fe4b0c4b63b0d0949
A little brightness in contrast to the…errr…. challenging week we’re experiencing here…. One of my bears has been spotted in Africa! Here’s Quill Bear, named for Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy.
I really needed this. Back to my bear knitting…..
We had one more weekend birthday party yesterday, but I couldn’t show you our homemade gift in case the parents happened to see my post. The birthday boy and his family are Star Wars fans, so I made some cloth snack bags using Star Wars fabric.