Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A new little bear

I have finally completed the knitted cardi for my little bear. Made from fine pure wool tapestry yarn with knitted in flowers it took several days to complete. The wool is not really suitable for fine hand knitting as it kept on twisting and knotting! I also had a problem with the hem rolling up and had to resort to damp blocking the tiny garment with pins to try and straighten it out. Next time I will use a kinder yarn for this type of knitting but a dressed and rather worried looking little Verity is now on e-bay.
The birds are all busy nesting, don't think they can decide on whether the wooden houses we have so kindly provided are suitable. For some months I have kept all the ends of threads from my various sewing, knitting and crochet projects. After decorating various trees around the garden with assorted colours of threads, the birds are now taking them to add to their nests.
Today a pair of rather nervous ducks visited our front garden and Mischka sat in the front window muttering at them.
The large duck population in the village seems somewhat depleted, don't know if they have found somewhere safer to hatch their eggs. So far I have seen two families with babies, both mothers seem quite blasé and not very caring with their offspring. Tiny ducklings swimming in all directions on the pond with mother showing little or now interest. We have a busy 'B' road through our village and I stopped to let mother and her eight babies cross the road early this week hoping that I would not have a big truck roar up behind me as a lot of drivers ignore the strict speed restrictions through the villages!
Just love this picture of the polar bear. Rather my feeling of  'oh no', lots of 'bear' work to complete and gardening to do and seem to be achieving very little. My neck problem is not going away and taking lots of pain relief tablets is something I do not like doing. Saw the physiotherapist for a preliminary assessment visit yesterday, now will have to wait and see if I am serious enough to warrant further treatment. I was sent home with exercises to do which hurt like hell!
Tomorrow I am off to London to visit with Victoria who will be all of two weeks old! Will have to take some stitching to do on the train. Hope it is a nice day for a picnic in the park.

When babies look beyond you and giggle, maybe they're seeing angels.~Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994


Milly Me® Teddybears said...

I love your new bear Wendy. I do see your knitting problems.I just made tiny rabbits with knitted cardigans as well.
Ha ha I love the polar bear picture and his comment!!!! I fully understand.
Hugs, Thea

The House Of Genista said...

Verity is gorgeous Wendy!


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