Monday, January 25, 2010
cute, but ...
My little bear is done, and he's cute enough but I'm not entirely pleased with him. He's just too small. At just over 11" from the tip of his ear to the bottom of his foot, he's not really a huggable size. Consider as well that he's knit on large needles with bulky wool - each SSK and K2tog is clearly noticeable with this chenille yarn. He'd look better knit up in a fuzzier novelty yarn to obscure the stitches. And don't even get me started on how annoying it was to sew up the seams and weave in the ends using this novelty yarn. Mint green chenille fuzz everywhere!
Maybe later today I'll feel inspired to embroider a nose for him and knit him a little scarf. And I suppose the rest of the chenille is destined to become a blanket ... at least that way there'll be a lot less sewing involved. A felted mittens adventure next, I think ... I've never tried felting before.