Saturday, 3 October 2015
As promised, here is the teddy I shall be knitting up for Annie. At present, I've just knitted him a cherry red jumper, with no Fair Isle as it's been half a lifetime since I last attempted that! I must try again though.
This is how far Annie got. One teddy head, embroidered and sewn up and stuffed.
At the bottom of the bag I found this, which I think is a 2nd head started . . .
This is actually a darker brown than it looks in the photo. She had already knitted a teddy jumper, in the alternative pattern with cabel and bobbles (must learn how to do cable).
My efforts (unironed). Much brighter because of the flash too. It's a nice cherry red. Pure wool and lovely to knit with. I needed a 2nd ball, and ordered it from Lanark Mills, who promptly despatched it and it was even the same batch number.
As I was gardening this afternoon I could hear the whoosh of a hot air balloon somewhere in the valley. He got high enough and I forsake my grubbing under the overgrown roses for the roots of Ground Elder and Bindweed, and came out and saw him drifting peacefully away back towards Milo, where the chap hails from.
When my mum lived over that way she would mention seeing the balloon again and it was quite an occasion for her.
This morning we viewed an auction, went around the Antiques Fair at the Botanic Gardens and then went back to the auction to bid on something. This lovely old bit was something I just had to have when I saw it on my friend Liz's stall. It is probably from the deserts of Arabia, where an Arab horse would have worn it .
Back tomorrow with some photos of the Botanic Gardens and a couple from the Antiques Fair.