Thursday, 23 July 2015

Andre in the Green Jersey

Meet Andre.

He's my latest stash busting project.  He's knitted from some lovely Shetland DK that Grace bought me from a mill based in Derbyshire.  The pattern is Mr Bakery Bear by Kay F Jones.  Full details of this project on Ravelry, here.

As this project is part of my Tour de France KAL, I've given him a green jersey to represent the leading sprinter.  The end of the Tour is in sight and I'm sprinting (knitting) away to use up as much stash as possible before the finishing line on the Champs-Elysees.

I had a tiny amount of the Shetland yarn leftover after making the bear, so crocheted up this little bag.

I added some sequins and beads and gave it a fabric lining.

The 'leather' handles were made by cutting some strips from an old handbag that was being thrown out.

So that's another 50g of yarn used up.  I'll total everything up at the end of the Tour, to see how much I've managed to use up.

Now I'm getting on with another shawl, using yarn leftover from a cardigan knitted early last year.  Then there's a few more small amounts of yarn I'd like to knit up but I may run out of time for this KAL.  We'll see how it goes.

Enjoy your day, even if it doesn't include some knitting or crocheting!


  1. This is the sweetest bear and that basket is just adorable. Great job on these precious projects.

  2. That bag is beyond adorable!!!!

  3. Love your Tour do France bear. The real Tour is hotting up as they head towards the finish.

  4. I love your little bear, he looks very happy in his new jumper! The basket is gorgeous too, it would make a lovely spring decoration! xx


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