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Topic: Knitted Pudsey and Blush  (Read 2721 times)
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« on: November 19, 2010 10:21:45 AM »

Hi everybody!
This is my first project post here on Craftster. I've had my account for months now but haven't gotten the nerve up to post anything until today, but I figured since tonight is Children in Need night there was a hardly a better time to post these two:

Most people from the UK should hopefully recognise Pudsey. His friend Blush (the brown bear with the bow) has been 'helping him out behind the scenes' this year so after I'd finished sewing up Pudsey for the local childminders' group's raffle for the charity I thought they might appreciate a knitted Blush to raffle too. I've been told they've gone down quite well, apparently more than one person has tried to buy them and then bought several strips of raffle tickets after it was explained to them that they couldn't! In case any non-brits are wondering what Children in Need is about there website is here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey/


Pudsey's been the 'face' of Children in Need for 25 years now, or so I *think* I've read. This Pudsey was knitted from an Alan Dart pattern that was published in Simply Knitting last year. I followed the pattern pretty much to the letter although there's a slight difference in the style of the embroidery. I may have over egged the spots slightly but I think it makes him look quite cheerful and I was rather pleased with how the face turned out.


Blush is new for 2010, although I believe she was Pudsey's dance partner for a Children in Need Strictly Come Dancing special last year too? Not sure, I don't follow the show. Blush was knitted to the same pattern as Pudsey in brown instead of yellow. I managed to figure out the bow myself without a lot of trouble and her cheeks were coloured in with a pink pencil. The effect's rather subtle but I think it's strong enough in real life at least to get the point across. I also reversed the arm and head positions for Blush because I thought they'd look cuter as a set if she mirrored him instead of being in the exact same position.

Thanks for looking!
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2010 11:15:08 AM »

they are adorable!

I would absolutely love to have a personal swap! I'm interested in jewelry, soap, and anything that inspires you on my Pinterest
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2010 04:29:18 PM »

They are both LOVELY! Smiley
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2010 07:45:56 AM »

Those are super adorable!
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