Friday, 29 April 2011

Tedward

Just a quick blog to introduce Tedward!

http://www.buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/free-knitting-patterns/weldons-teddy-bear/


Tedward is around 9 inches tall and is made from Regia Color 4-ply / 4-f├Ądig on 2mm needles.  I made him for baby Harvey about two weeks ago.  The pattern for Tedward is a vintage Weldons one I have used a few times now and can be downloaded for free on my patterns page

http://www.buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/free-knitting-patterns/weldons-teddy-bear/

http://www.buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/free-knitting-patterns/weldons-teddy-bear/

Happy knitting!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Nordic Lace Hat

http://buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/hat-patterns/nordic-lace-hat/

I've had this yarn knocking around for ages, I bought two skeins of it in St Ives for £12.99 each, and it is sooo lovely I haven't been able to work out what to do with it! The yarn itself is Manos Del Uruguay 30% Silk, 70% Merino, Kettled Dyed. It's LUSH

So inspired by a recent camping trip I decided on making a hat.  I knew the yarn would be warm, being merino, but I wanted something thin that wouldn't take up much space.

The idea for the Nordic Lace Hat was born, after finding myself longing to knit something interesting that wasn't cable, and the thought that this lovely yarn would lend itself well to the pattern.

http://buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/hat-patterns/nordic-lace-hat/

http://buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/hat-patterns/nordic-lace-hat/

http://buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/hat-patterns/nordic-lace-hat/

You can now purchase the pattern on my patterns page.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

More Summer Dresses

Yes the sun is shining and it's finally warming up! To celebrate I've made this little selection of cute summer dresses for the little ones.  Watch this space and you'll see pants to match!


All of the dresses are now up and available in the shop, just in time for summer :-)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Dad's Photographers Gloves Pattern!

http://buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/mitts-and-gloves/photographyiphone-gloves/

Ok so this is the first pattern I've written so I apologise if there are any mistakes!  I made 5 pairs of these gloves over Christmas (all complete with fingers) before writing it up from memory so I haven't had a chance to knit from the pattern to make sure it's all correct.

(*EDIT - this pattern has all been tech edited now!)

I'd also like some feedback as I'm not sure if the way I've written it is all that easy to understand, and if it isn't maybe I could have some pointers for things to include in it for beginners?

I've never been so great at teaching people how to knit as I feel like whatever I'm saying must sound to them like I'm trying to teach them to suck eggs, however mostly I'm just met with blank looks whilst I try to explain again, too fast.  Teaching isn't my strong point.

However people do seem to be interested in the things I am making so why not reward them with a some patterns,  I thought!

http://buttonsandbeeswax.com/patterns/mitts-and-gloves/photographyiphone-gloves/

Let me know what you think :-)