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.

5 comments:

Wanderingcatstudio said...

He definitely needs a scarf! But I think he's cute!

Anonymous said...

I can attest to the fuzz everywhere said Gavin, patiently wheeling out the vacuum!

Susan said...

I think he's very cute and I agree about the chenille.

epparsons said...

Very cute bear, Lynn! I just sent your blog to a friend of mine who has just gotten into knitting recently. Her name is Lynn too! I've been inspired to get out a sweater that I started years ago, but so far I've only looked at the bag that it's in!!

Frieda said...

Very sweet ! I've never worked with chenille , but it sounds like a real pain in the butt . I agree a scarf would be a nice finishing touch ...